Houston vs Cincinnati Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Cincinnati Bearcats (21-11) vs. Houston Cougars (30-2)
March 11, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -10 / Cincinnati Bearcats +10; Over/Under: +137
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars meet Saturday in the college basketball AAC Tournament Semifinal at the Dickies Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 77.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Landers Nolley II is averaging 16.5 points and 2.7 assists, while David DeJulius is averaging 15.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Viktor Lakhin is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Davenport is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Houston Cougars are averaging 76 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 56.5 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Marcus Sasser is averaging 17.1 points 2.8 rebounds, while Jarace Walker is averaging 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. J’Wan Roberts is the third double-digit scorer and Tramon Mark is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Bearcats are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 Saturday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Cougars are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Bearcats last 9 overall. The under is 9-4 in Cougars last 13 Saturday games. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Houston Cougars blowing the doors off here would surprise nobody, but this is a lot of points to give a solid Cincinnati side. This will be just the second time the Cincinnati Bearcats are going to be double-digit underdogs. The Houston Cougars are 4-8 ATS as double-digit favorites. Give me the Bearcats and the points.