Tulsa vs. Cincinnati - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (19-7) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (16-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane 0 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 16-9 this season and they are coming off of a loss to UConn that ended a two game winning streak. Tulsa is averaging 73.7 points per game and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. James Woodard leads the Golden Hurricane averaging 15.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, Pat Birt is averaging 11.8 points, and Rashad Smith is averaging 7.0 points. Tulsa is 9-3 at home and 8-5 in AAC play.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are 19-7 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Cincinnati is averaging 74.2 points per game and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Troy Caupain leads the Bearcats averaging 11.5 points per game. Farad Cobb is averaging 11.1 points, Gary Clark is averaging 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, and Octavius Ellis is averaging 10 points and 7.0 rebounds. Cincinnati is 5-4 on the road and 9-4 in the AAC.
Tulsa is 3-0-2 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Cincinnati is 4-1 against the spread following a game that the didn’t cover the point spread and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600.
This should be a dog fight but I expect Cincinnati to get the win.