Cincinnati vs. Norfolk State - 12/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Norfolk State Spartans (4-5) at Cincinnati Bearcats (8-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -22 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Norfolk State Spartans face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-2 this season but they have lost two of their last three games. Cincinnati is averaging 79.3 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.1 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Octavius Ellis leads the Bearcats averaging 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Farad Cobb is averaging 10.9 points, Troy Caupain is averaging 10.2 points, and Gary Clark is averaging 8.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Both of Cincinnati’s losses have been to ranked teams.
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The Norfolk State Spartans are 4-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a three game winning streak. Norfolk State is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Jeff Short leads the Spartans averaging 17.2 points per game. D’Shon Taylor is averaging 14 points and 6.1 rebounds, Charles Oliver is averaging 12.9 points, and Zaynah Robinson is averaging 6.7 points. Norfolk State has played four of their last five games on the road.
Cincinnati is 2-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. Norfolk State is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine road games, 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points.
This one is going to be a blowout as the Cincinnati defense is going to be way too much.