Cincinnati vs Detroit 12/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Detroit Mercy Titans and the Cincinnati Bearcats meet in college basketball action from the Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday night.

The Detroit Mercy Titans will look to rebound from a 79-77 loss to Eastern Michigan in their last game. Antoine Davis leads the Titans in scoring and assists with 24.8 PPG and 3.2 APG while Gerald Liddell has 18.4 PPG and 14.6 RPG in his five games so far this season. Jayden Stone has 12.2 PPG with 4.6 RPG and Jordan Phillips has 10 PPG and 4.8 RPG of his own to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Detroit Mercy up to this point in the season. As a team, Detroit Mercy is averaging 74.9 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 38.7% from three and 72.9% from the foul line this season.

The Cincinnati Bearcats will try to build on a 78-60 win over La Salle last time out. David DeJulius leads the Bearcats in scoring with 17.2 PPG and 3.1 APG while Landers Nolley II has 14.8 PPG with 4.1 RPG as well this season. Viktor Lakhin has 12.5 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Bearcats on the glass and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Cincinnati so far this season while Jeremiah Davenport has 9.5 PPG and 3.8 RPG this season. Mika Adams-Woods has a team-high 3.7 APG to lead the Bearcats in assists this season. As a team, Cincinnati is averaging 81.1 points per game on 47.4% shooting from the field, 36.9% from three point range and 68.6% from the foul line up to this point in the year.

Detroit Mercy is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Cincinnati is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win.

I get the case to be made for either side here as Cincinnati’s been strong ATS at home this season and Detroit Mercy’s done a good job of keeping games close as of late. Instead, I’m going to side with the over here as Detroit Mercy’s putting points up, but the defense has been lacking in spots, and the Bearcats have found themselves in high-scoring games themselves this season, going 7-4 to the over this season. Give me the over in a high-scoring affair here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Over 154.5