Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+12)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (18-14) are on their way to Dickies Arena on Friday where they will try to beat the Houston Cougars (26-5). Cincinnati opens this matchup as 12-point dogs. The total has been set at 134.
The Cincinnati Bearcats faced off with East Carolina and earned the victory with a final of 74-63 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Bearcats walked away with 13 while East Carolina recorded 16 fouls. They also made 5 out of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc. East Carolina finished 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 12 of their 12 attempts. On top of that, East Carolina pulled down 28 rebounds (3 offensive, 25 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. East Carolina doled out 12 dimes and had 1 steal for the game. In the matter of the defense, Cincinnati allowed their opponent to shoot 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53 shooting. They also recorded 14 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Bearcats made 14 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 73.7%. Cincinnati finished the game with a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 60) and converted 10 of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
David Dejulius is someone who was a factor for the contest. He finished 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. He played for 31 minutes played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
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Cincinnati steps onto the hardwood with a record of 18-14 for the year. They are giving up possession 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Cincinnati is snagging 37.4 rebounds per game and has 421 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 137th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bearcats are hitting 31.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (262 of 821) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They average 69.8 points per outing (212th in the nation) on 40.7% from the field.
On defense, the Bearcats are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. They concede 31.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 80th in D-1 in opponents points per game (65.8). The Bearcats defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.9% (739 of 1,851) and they relinquish 37.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 169th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 386 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Cougars took a loss by a score of 75-61 against Memphis. When discussing cleaning up the glass, Houston permitted Memphis to pull down 30 overall (11 offensive). They shot 46.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 15 and ended up shooting 16 of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Cougars allowed Memphis to convert 26 of 54 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.1% for the matchup. In all, the Cougars ended up shooting 21 out of 47 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.7%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Houston converted 7 out of their 23 tries (30.4%). They were able to convert 12 of them for a rate of 70.6%. Memphis earned 18 fouls in this game which got the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while recording 14 steals in the game. The Cougars were able to snag 16 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 24 for the matchup.
Kyler Edwards ended up having an impact for the Cougars for the contest. He scored 19 points in his 39 mins of playing time and accumulated 4 dimes in the game. He knocked down 6 of 15 in the game for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
Houston has a win-loss mark of 26-5 on the season. The Cougars commit 17.4 fouls per contest and they go 66.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 16.5 times per game (13th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest. Houston has scored 2,352 pts for the year (75.9 per contest) and they grab 39.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Cougars are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which ranks 46th in D-1.
The Houston defense concedes 29.6% on shots from 3-point land (209 of 706) and opponents are connecting on 71.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.5 dimes and 32.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 32nd and 56th in college hoops. The Cougars on the defensive end are ranked 4th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 58.9. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 37.2% from the field (1st in college hoops).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (-12) and under 134 points
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