Cincinnati Bearcats (22-2) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (15-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday February 11, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs +7 -- Over/Under: 126.5
The Cincinnati Bearcats go on the road to take the floor with the SMU Mustangs in an AAC college basketball tilt.
The defensive minded Cincinnati Bearcats have been raking up the wins as the team consistently controls the scoreboard. That trend continued in a 77-40 rout of the Central Florida Knights as a 14.5 point favorite. A 39.4%-28.3% shooting edge was more then enough to win easily with the Bearcats totaling 20 more shots.
Trevor Moore paced a balanced Bearcats offense with 14 points on 4-7 from the floor with Kyle Washington tossing in 13 points on 6-9 marksmanship. Gary Clark gave Cincinnati 12 points and five assists on 4-6 from the field while Justin Jenifer netted eleven points on 3-10.
The SMU Mustangs will be looking to get back in the win column after suffering back to back losses following a 67-58 defeat at the Houston Cougars. SMU was outshot 45.1%-41.2% with the Cougars connecting on 11-25 from beyond the arc.
The Mustangs received 17 points from Jahmal McMurray on 6-14 from the floor including 4-8 from long range followed by Akoy Agau with 13 points and seven rebounds. William Douglas gave SMU eleven points while Ben Emelogu II chipped in with eight points.
Under is 38-12-1 in Cincinnati last 51 road games and under is 19-7-1 in Cincinnati last 27 Sunday games and Cincinnati are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games. SMU are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and SMU are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and SMU are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games.
SMU has enjoyed some success in this matchup but this is the Bearcats game to win or lose…