Cincinnati Bearcats vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+4)
The Wichita State Shockers (16-4) play the Cincinnati Bearcats (11-10) at Dickies Arena on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Wichita State as 4-point favorites. The total opens at 144.5.
Cincinnati will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 11-10 so far this season. They average 70.0 points per outing (210th in college hoops) while hitting 43.2% from the field. The Bearcats are hitting 31.6% on three-point attempts (150 of 474) and 65.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cincinnati is grabbing 36.0 boards per game and is sitting with 319 assists for the campaign, which is 161st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.6 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Bearcats have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 133rd in Division 1 in allowing assists with 280 relinquished this year. The Bearcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (509 of 1,179) and they concede 34.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 222nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.9).
The Cincinnati Bearcats stepped onto the hardwood against the SMU Mustangs and went home with a win by a final score of 74-71 in their last game. Cincinnati wrapped up the contest with a 44.2% FG percentage (23 of 52) and knocked down 8 of their 18 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bearcats buried 20 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 64.5%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 37 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 19 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Concerning defense, Cincinnati let their opponent shoot 35.9% from the field on 23 out of 64 shooting. SMU doled out 11 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Furthurmore, SMU totaled 36 rebounds (16 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 blocks. SMU went 62.5% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 24 attempts. They knocked down 10 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Jeremiah Davenport is a player who played a role for this contest. He ended up scoring 19 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played 33 minutes played and collected 7 boards. Davenport ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Bearcats was Keith Williams. He grabbed 3 rebounds in 35 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 27.3% from the field in this contest by going 3-of-11 (14 points). In all, Williams had accumulated 6 assists.
Wichita State has a record of 16-4 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Shockers are connecting on 40.8% from the field, which ranks 324th in the nation. Wichita State has totaled 1,461 points this season (73.1 per game) and they pull down 38.4 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per game (176th in the country) and they cough up possession 11.2 times per game. The Shockers have committed 15.8 fouls per contest and they go 69.4% from the free throw line. The Shockers on the defensive side of the court are 105th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.8. The Wichita State defense concedes 29.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (138 of 470) and their opponents are converting on 68.8% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.3 dimes and 39.5 boards per contest, ranking them 117th and 329th in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (26th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Wichita State Shockers walked away with a victory by a final of 68-67 when they faced the USF Bulls. The Shockers corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 31 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 4 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Bulls earned 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Shockers to the free throw line for 15 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding shots from downtown, Wichita State converted 10 out of their 31 tries (32.3%). When the game finished, the Shockers finished the game shooting 23 out of 61 from the field which had them sitting at 37.7%. The Shockers permitted the Bulls to convert 26 of 58 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.8% for the contest. They finished 41.7% from downtown by shooting 10 out of 24 and finished the contest at 5 of 9 at the charity stripe (55.6%). In regard to attacking the glass, Wichita State permitted South Florida to grab 40 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Tyson Etienne pitched in for the Shockers in this matchup. He converted 6 of 17 in this game for a field goal rate of 35.3%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Etienne recorded 20 points in his 38 mins of playing time and earned 3 assists in the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Wichita State was Alterique Gilbert. He finished this one with 2 assists in his 30 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 5 out of 12 from the floor. Gilbert ended up shooting 41.7% from the field and also notching 12 points and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+4)
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