The USF Bulls and the Cincinnati Bearcats meet in college basketball action from the Fifth Third Arena on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Cincinnati is listed as a 9.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -500. The total for this game is set at 147.5 points.
For USF, Trey Moss is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury while Cincinnati’s Rob Phinisee is out for the season with a leg injury and Viktor Lakhin is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
Cincinnati’s 85-69 win over USF back on January 18th, 2023, made it five straight wins for the road team in this matchup.
USF is 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Cincinnati is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 home games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record.
I’m leaning towards Cincinnati. USF has been able to cover against a fair number of teams on the road, but this Cincinnati team beat USF in their own building by 19 points a few weeks ago and hung 85 points on them in that game. Cincinnati’s far from an offensive juggernaut, but they play their best at home and I just think the Bearcats find a way to win this one by 11-13 points. Give me the Bearcats laying the number here.