Presbyterian Blue Hose (2-1) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0)
November 18, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -14.5 / Presbyterian Blue Hose +14.5; Over/Under: -130.5
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The Presbyterian Blue Hose and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Fifth Third Arena. The Presbyterian Blue Hose look to get off to a 3-1 start to the season. The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another win to improve to 4-0.
The Presbyterian Blue Hose are averaging 66.7 points on 35.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Rayshon Harrison is averaging 21.7 points and 4 assists, while Winston Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 10.7 rebounds. Trevon Reddish-Rhone is dishing 2.7 assists and Brandon Younger is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Presbyterian Blue Hose are shooting 21.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Presbyterian Blue Hose are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 75.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 37.1 percent shooting. David DeJulius is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 assists, while Jeremiah Davenport is averaging 11.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Ody Oguama is dishing 0.3 assists and Mike Saunders is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
The Blue Hose are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bearcats are 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 home games and 22-45-1 ATS in their last 68 games overall. The under is 13-6-1 in Blue Hose last 20 overall. The over is 19-7 in Bearcats last 26 overall.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are obviously going to be big favorites, and their defensive pressure gives lesser caliber teams more than they can handle. However, Cincinnati lacks the consistent scoring to blow teams out of the water. This is also a look ahead spot for Cincinnati, with Illinois on deck. The Presbyterian Blue Hose are also a battle tested team that hung around with Clemson and even had an eight-point lead in the second half. Give me the points.