Check out our free Cincinnati vs South Florida pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Tampa. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Cincinnati vs South Florida Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Bearcats vs Bulls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Cincinnati Bearcats at South Florida Bulls
  • Where: Tampa at Yuengling Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: Cincinnati -3.5, CIN -173 | SFL +139 O/U 141.0

Bearcats Preview:

Cincinnati will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 13-6. So far, the Bearcats have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 2-2. This season, Cincinnati has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 12-2. For today’s contest, Cincinnati has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

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Cincinnati will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Landers Nolley II who is averaging 15.05 points per game for the Bearcats. II is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bearcats’ offensive game plan is the play of David DeJuilius who has hit 42.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.16 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Cincinnati this season, as they are currently ranked 254th in college basketball at 69.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bearcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 388th in the NCAA.

Bulls Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Cincinnati, the South Florida Bulls will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 8-10. Currently, the Bulls have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 5-7. So far, the Bulls have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

South Florida will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Harris who is averaging 16.61 points per game for the Bulls. Harris is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulls’ offensive game plan is the play of Russel Tchewa who has hit 62.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.89 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 491st in college basketball at 57.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 25.2%, placing them 560th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Cincinnati Bearcats -3.5

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the South Florida Bulls and Cincinnati Bearcats is to get money down on the Cincinnati to win an cover as -3.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.15 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Cincinnati Bearcats at -3.5.

 


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