Cincinnati vs. Alabama State - 11/27/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama State Hornets (0-6) at Cincinnati Bearcats (6-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm (BB)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -39 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama State Hornets and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Monday in college basketball action at the BB&T Arena.
The Alabama State Hornets are still looking for their first win of the season after a rough 0-6 start. The Alabama State Hornets are averaging 65.3 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Reginald Gee is averaging 14.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Jacoby Ross is averaging 9.2 points and 1.8 assists. Ed Jones is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Tobi Ewuosho is dishing 1.3 assists. The Alabama State Hornets are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama State Hornets are allowing 47.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Alabama State Hornets have lost 12 straight road games.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another victory to improve to an impressive 7-0 on the season. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 88.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 58.3 points on 33.9 percent shooting. Gary Clark is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 assists while Jarron Cumberland is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Jacob Evans is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Washington is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats haven’t lost a home game since December of 2015.
The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bearcats are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bearcats last 5 overall and the over is 8-3 in Hornets last 11 overall.
The Alabama State Hornets have taken on a brutal road schedule to collect some checks and build up its chances in conference play. The Hornets have played at Mississippi State, Iowa and Oregon, games you'd think would prepare them for a game like this. The problem is Alabama State didn't compete in any of those games, and Cincinnati has one of the best defenses in the country. It's going to be tough for the Hornets, a team that's already shooting under 40 percent, to get easy buckets. I don't like laying these type of numbers, but the Bearcats win big.