SMU vs. Cincinnati - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (11-4) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (13-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -7 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and the Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.
The SMU Mustangs are 13-0 this season and they are playing their third AAC game this season. SMU is averaging 82.8 points per game and they are shooting 51.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 15.9 points per game. Jordan Tolbert is averaging 12.2 points and 10.2 rebounds, Ben Moore is averaging 12.1 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Keith Frazier is averaging 11.9 points. SMU is looking like a force this season and a lock to be in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-4 this season and they are coming off of a win over Tulsa that ended a two game losing skid. Cincinnati is averaging 77.5 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Farad Cobb leads the Bearcats averaging 12.3 points per game. Troy Caupain is averaging 11.1 points, Octavius Ellis is averaging 9.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Gary Clark is averaging 9.6 points and 8.3 rebounds. Cincinnati is 4-1 away from home this season.
SMU is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 11-4 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, and 13-5 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Cincinnati is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 6-2 against the spread against the AAC, and 1-5 against the spread following a win.
With the total set at 139.5 the over just looks like an easy play.