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UCF vs Cincinnati Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Knights vs Bearcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UCF Knights at Cincinnati Bearcats
- Where: Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: UCF +5, UCF +179 | CIN -223 O/U 138.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Cincinnati, the UCF Knights will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 13-8. So far, the Knights have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, UCF has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Knights being +5 point underdogs.
Taylor Hendricks comes into today’s game as the Knights’ leading scorer at 14.0 points per contest. Not only has Hendricks been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UCF’s top rebounder at 7.14 boards per contest. Behind Hendricks, the team has benefited from the strong play of C.J. Kelly, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.48 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.3% of his shots and is adding 4.0 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UCF this season, as they are currently ranked 243rd in college basketball at 69.8 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 Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 187th in the NCAA.
Through 23 games, the Cincinnati Bearcats have an overall record of 15-8. Currently, the Bearcats have been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 12-5. The Bearcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Cincinnati has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 14-3.
Cincinnati will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Landers Nolley II who is averaging 15.74 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 44.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.35 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Cincinnati Bearcats -5
If you are eying this matchup between UCF Knights and Cincinnati Bearcats as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Cincinnati to cover the spread as -5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Cincinnati shooting well enough to keep the Knights at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Bearcats’ to win the game and cover the spread.