Cincinnati vs. Wichita State - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (20-5) at Cincinnati Bearcats (23-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm (BB)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at BB&T Arena on Sunday, the Wichita State Shockers and the Cincinnati Bearcats will be matching up on the college basketball court.
Wichita State enters this one with a 20-5 record overall. The Shockers have won their last three games, taking out Temple on Thursday in their last appearance. In that one, Wichita State center Shaquille Morris put up 23 points and 13 rebounds.
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Heading up the scoring for the Shockers this year is Landry Shamet (14.6 PPG), while Morris is second on 13.3 PPG. Also in double-figures for Wichita State are Darral Willis (11.6 PPG; 6.0 RPG) and Connor Frankamp (10.0 PPG).
Over on the Cincinnati side, they’re currently 23-3 on the year. The Bearcats had won 16 straight games before falling to Houston on Thursday. In that game, Cincinnati’s leading scorer was Jacob Evans with 16 points.
Evans leads the Bearcats in scoring on the year with 13.6 PPG and 3.3 APG, while Gary Clark is second on 12.8 PPG and 8.7 RPG. Also in double-figures for Cincinnati are Kyle Washington (11.5 PPG) and Jarron Cumberland (10.9 PPG).
The Shockers are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 Sunday games and the over is 6-0 in their last six overall. The over is also 11-4 in Wichita State’s last 15 Sunday games and the under is 9-4 in their last 13 road games.
Meanwhile, the Bearcats are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Cincinnati is also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall and 19-39 ATS in their last 58 Sunday games.
Wichita State has been cruising along at a pretty nice scoring clip. Since posting just 59 points versus Houston last month, the Shockers have managed at least 79 in all six of their games. The Bearcats have excelled more on defense, holding opponents to fewer than 68 points in each of their last four, and giving up just 148 points in a three-game stretch this month. This should be a tight one but I’m going to go with the Bearcats at home.