Cincinnati vs. Samford - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (2-1) at Cincinnati Bearcats (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at the Fifth Third Arena on ESPN3.
The Samford Bulldogs look for a statement victory when they play their fourth straight road game. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 65.7 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 58.7 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Wyatt Walker is averaging 24.3 points and 15 rebounds while Demetrius Dyson is averaging 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Christen Cunningham is dishing 4.3 assists and Alex Thompson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another victory to build on their solid 3-1 start to the season. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 75 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Jacob Evans is averaging 20.3 points and 1.5 assists while Kyle Washington is averaging 17 points and 10.5 rebounds. Troy Caupain is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Clark is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won 10 straight home games.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bearcats are 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The under is 77-35-1 in Bearcats last 113 overall and the over is 8-2 in Bulldogs last 10 overall.
Samford is already battle tested with three straight road games and two victories in those contests. Sure, Cincinnati is better than any team Samford has played up to this point, but the Bearcats also have their struggles offensively from time to time. This is a lot of points ot give up, so I'm siding with Samford and the points.