Cincinnati Bearcats at Xavier Musketeers
|Date & Time||Saturday December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)|
XAV -6.5 O/U 137
The Cincinnati Bearcats will be visiting the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio to take on the Xavier Musketeers. The Bearcats are 6-2 on the year and are coming into this game on a three-game win streak. Xavier is 8-1 on the year and is coming into this game off a double-digit win. This game will be a heated brawl between the two teams that are just 10 minutes away from each other.
The Bearcats average 75.9 points a game and give up 68.4 points a game. Cincinnati hung in there the very first game of the season against a really good Ohio State team. Ohio State is now a top ten team in the country and just won against a young impressive North Carolina squad. The Musketeers average 73.7 points a game and allow 62.4 points a game. Xavier’s only loss is to a really good Florida team that has Blackshear, the transfer center from Virginia Tech.
Cincinnati is led by Jarron Cumberland, the senior guard who averages 14.3 points a game. Cumberland is a key member to this Cincinnati team because of his leadership. The Bearcats also have a great defensive big man in Tre Scott. Scott is averaging 10.1 rebounds a game and 9.4 points.
The Xavier Musketeers are led by junior forward, Naji Marshall. Marshall is one of the most underrated players in all of college basketball. Marshall averages 15.4 points a game and averages 5.8 rebounds to go along with the points. If the Musketeers get a big game from Marshall, they will have a good chance of covering.
In this matchup I like the Cincinnati Bearcats. I like them because of their two senior leaders. The bearcats will also not make stupid mistakes and they are going to be able to guard the superstar from Xavier. Final score prediction Cincinnati wins and covers 72-65.