Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Addition Financial Arena is the site where the UCF Knights (16-9) will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (17-10) on Wednesday.
The Cincinnati Bearcats took the court against Temple and took a loss by a final of 75-71 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bearcats walked away with 26 while Temple finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Temple ended up shooting 64.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of 34 tries. Furthermore, Temple snagged 40 rebounds (12 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Temple distributed 7 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. When talking about defending, Cincinnati allowed the other team to shoot 42.3% from the floor on 22 out of 52 shooting. They also recorded 11 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 34 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Bearcats buried 17 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 68.0%. Cincinnati walked away from the game with a 34.3% field goal percentage (23 out of 67) and made 8 of their 32 shots from 3-point land.
Jeremiah Davenport is a player who was important for this game. He racked up 24 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins and also grabbed 5 rebounds. He went 57.1% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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Cincinnati will take the court with a record of 17-10 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 10.7 times per game and as a team they commit 17.7 fouls per game. As a team, Cincinnati is grabbing 37.9 rebounds per contest and has tallied 361 dimes for the season, which is 148th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bearcats are shooting 32.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (223 of 692) and 67.4% from the free throw line. They average 71.2 points per contest (179th in Division 1) while hitting 41.2% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bearcats are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 31.3% from 3-point land and they are 69th in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.4). The Bearcats are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.6% (621 of 1,567) and they surrender 37.0 boards per contest as a team. They rank 145th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 318 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the UCF Knights took home the win by a final score of 69-66 when they faced East Carolina. The Knights recorded 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 29 in this contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while recording 1 steal for the matchup. East Carolina was called for 18 personal fouls for the game which got the Knights to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to make 17 of those for a rate of 77.3%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, UCF knocked down 10 of 24 tries (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Knights went 21 for 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.2%. The Knights allowed East Carolina to make 23 of their 55 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.8% for the game. They finished 26.1% from distance via 6 out of 23 and finished the contest at 14 out of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, UCF permitted East Carolina to grab 29 in total (9 offensive).
Darin Green was important for the Knights in the game. He knocked down 5 out of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and had 2 rebounds. He totaled 19 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for this contest.
UCF has a win-loss record of 16-9 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Knights are connecting on 42.6% from the field, which has them ranked 264th in college basketball. UCF has accumulated 1,752 points on the campaign (70.1 per contest) and they collect 35.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per contest (116th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per contest. The Knights commit 15.9 personal fouls per game and they go 71.9% from the charity stripe.
The Knights are ranked 138th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 67.5. They have forced 14.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (139th in the country). The UCF defense allows 30.4% on shots from 3-point land (179 of 588) and their opponents are making 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 13.0 assists and 34.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 216th and 187th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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