Cincinnati vs. Houston - 3/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Cougars (26-6) at Cincinnati Bearcats (29-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:300 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Cougars and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Sunday in the college basketball AAC Championship at the Amway Center.
The Houston Cougars look for another victory after beating Wichita State on Saturday. The Houston Cougars are averaging 78.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Rob Gray is averaging 18.1 points and 4.7 assists while Corey Davis Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Devin Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Armoni Brooks is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won four straight neutral site games.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another victory after beating Memphis on Saturday. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 75 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 57.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Jacob Evans is averaging 13.1 points and 3.3 assists while Gary Clark is averaging 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Kyle Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Jarron Cumberland is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won five of their last six neutral site games.
The Cougars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bearcats are 20-41 ATS in their last 61 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The Cougars are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
These teams split the two meetings this season, and while the Cincinnati Bearcats are a tough team to bet against, you have to like the Houston Cougars and the points here. Houston just beat possibly the best team in the conference in Wichita State and had no problem lighting UCF on fire, which is another elite defensive club. If the Cougars could score in that game, they should have success here. Houston has also lost just once since the month of February and is a scary basketball team when those outside shots are falling. I like the value of the free buckets.