Cincinnati Vs Wichita State Final Score Prediction

Cincinnati Vs Wichita State Final Score Prediction

No. 11 Wichita State Hosts No. 10 Cincinnati in Intriguing AAC Regular Season Conference Finale

The 11th-ranked Wichita State Shockers will host the 10th-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats in an intriguing AAC regular season finale that will undoubtedly reveal a lot about both legitimate national championship title hopefuls. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their college basketball betting odds when this game goes down live on Sunday.

Cincinnati Bearcats Vs Wichita State Shockers Final Score Prediction

No. 10 Cincinnati Bearcats (25-4) at No. 11 Wichita State Shockers (23-5)
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When: Sun. Mar 4, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Where: Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, KS
Stream: CBS Sports

Cincinnati has won two straight and comes into this contest off a 82-74 win over Tulsa on Sunday. Gary Clark led a 24-4 run that put the Bearcats ahead to stay early in the second half and help the Bearcats hold on for the win to maintain their one-game lead in the American Athletic Conference heading into their finale. Clark overcame a slow start after picking up two fouls and playing only eight minutes in the opening half, when he had two points. His dunk started the go-ahead surge, and he had eight during the spurt overall.

"It’s frustrating, but the guys we have were holding it down while I was sitting down," Clark said.

With the win, Cincinnati remained just ahead of No. 11 Wichita State in the race for the regular-season title. The Bearcats rank second in the nation in points allowed (57.5 ppg) and an identical second in defensive field goal percentage (37.2%). Cincinnati has held six teams to less than 50 points this season, including Central Florida whom they held to a mind-boggling 40 points in early February.

Wichita State has won six straight and eight of their last nine games including their 84-78 win over SMU on Saturday. Markis McDuffie scored a season-high 26 points off the bench, including nine during the first four minutes of the second half to lead No. 11 Wichita State to victory. McDuffie, a junior forward, led Wichita State in scoring last season but missed this season’s first 11 games because of a stress fracture. He has been a reserve for the most part since returning.

"I feel like I’m back to myself now in terms of airing everything out and playing the game," McDuffie said.

The Shockers are ranked a stellar 16th in scoring (84.2 ppg) and limit the opposition to 71.1 points per game defensively. Wichita State has four players averaging double figures in scoring and a whopping five more that each average at least 5.1 points per contest.

Cincinnati Vs Wichita State Final Score Prediction

I think a lot of people have forgotten that Wichita State entered the regular season as one of the top favorites to win the national championship, but right about now, they are most definitely reminding everyone of that fact as they play their best basketball of the season.

The Bearcats will be looking for revenge for their 76-72 home loss against the Shockers on Feb. 18, but I don’t see them getting it simply because Wichita State is playing with renewed confidence and simply has too many players that can score in bunches.

I know the Bearcats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and that the Shockers are just 1-3 ATS in their last four games overall, but right now, Wichita State has the look of a dangerous team that is going to be very difficult to dispatch once March Madness gets underway. The Shockers are the pick to get the narrow home win in this huge matchup.

Final Score Prediction: Wichita State 75 Cincinnati 70

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76ers Vs Bucks Expert Betting Pick Analysis

76ers Vs Bucks Expert Betting Pick Analysis

The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks will both be looking to start off the new week with a victory when they square off on Sunday in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff contenders.

Philadelphia 76ers Vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Pick Analysis

Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
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When: Sun. Mar 4, 2018 7:00 PM ET
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
Stream: Watch ESPN

Philadelphia had lost two straight heading into its Thursday night road date against Cleveland and was on the wrong end of a crushing 102-101 home loss against Miami. Joel Embiid scored a team-high 23 points for Philadelphia while Dario Saric added 21 points. Philadelphia led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter but couldn’t stop Dwyane wade from taking over down the stretch.

"D-Wade down the stretch was amazing," Sixers veteran shooting guard J.J. Redick said.

The Bucks had lost three in a row heading into their Friday night matchup against Indiana including their humbling 110-87 blowout loss against Detroit on Wednesday night. Milwaukee got a team-high 19 points from point guard Eric Bledsoe, but superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game with 10:08 remaining in the Bucks’ 110-87 loss to the Pistons with an apparent injury around his right eye. The Pistons outscored Milwaukee 56-34 in the paint and had 15 offensive rebounds in the first half alone.

"You can’t give a team that many extra possessions and have a chance to win," Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker said. "If we take away those extra possessions, we’re right back in the game."

76ers Vs Bucks Betting Pick Analysis

The Bucks might be playing at home in this contest, but I like the Philadelphia 76ers to get the outright road win as Joel Embiid dominates down low and Ben Simmons mostly counters Milwaukee’s Greek Freak.

I know Philadelphia is just 13-17 on the road this season while Milwaukee has gone 19-12 at home, but I think the 76ers are the better coached and more cohesive team. The Bucks and Sixers have split their two regular season meetings so far this season with each team winning at home. However, I like the Sixers to snap that slight trend in this contest.

Expert Betting Pick: 76ers 112 Bucks 108

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Celtics Vs Rockets Final Score Prediction

Celtics Vs Rockets Final Score Prediction

Can Irving, Red-Hot Celtics Pull Off Huge Upset Against Harden and Incendiary Rockets?

Kyrie Irving and the red-hot Boston Celtics will look to pull off the huge upset when they take on James Harden and an even hotter Houston Rockets team in their huge nationally-televised matchup of championship hopefuls on Saturday. Irving and the Celtics have not lost since the all-star break, but, then again, neither has Houston.

Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets Final Score Prediction

Boston Celtics (42-19) at Houston Rockets (46-13)
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When: Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
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Boston has won four straight since the all-star break with three of their wins coming by double digits. Boston has scored at least 109 points in each victory and spanked Charlotte 134-106 on Wednesday as a whopping seven players scored in double-digits for the C’s. Kyrie Irving scored 34 points in the first three quarters and then sat out the fourth with the rest of Boston’s starters as the Celtics. Boston took the lead 12 seconds into the game and never trailed from there.

"I thought we played with force. I thought we executed well. But that was just one of those nights where you had great, great shot-making," Boston coach Brad Stevens said.

The Celtics shot a blistering 62.1 percent from the field in their best shooting performance since 2013. Boston is averaging a whopping 119 points per contest over their last four games.

"I think that for the first few games we’ve done a great job of responding," Irving said. "And we just want to keep it up because the season definitely doesn’t end tomorrow."

Boston will need to play their best basketball if they want to have a chance to beat a Houston team that has won a whopping 14 straight games.

James Harden scored 17 of his 25 points in the first quarter in Houston’s 105-92 dismantling of the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday night. More importantly, he pulled off one of the best highlights of the season when he crossed over Clippers swingman Wesley Johnson so badly that Johnson fell to the ground. Harden then stared at the floored defender before drilling a three-pointer. Afterward, he said he wasn’t trying to show up his embarrassed opponent.

"I was just trying to figure out what he was doing," Harden said. "I didn’t know. I was looking at him and he was looking at me. I was thinking, `What are you doing?’ I was going to shoot it, but I was waiting to figure out what was going on. I was confused. And then I shot it."

Celtics Vs Rockets Final Score Analysis

Houston has won four of their last six games by double digits by lost to Boston 99-98 in Boston on Dec. 28. This time around I’m expecting the Rockets to extract their revenge in what looks like a higher-scoring affair. Boston is playing well right now and they’ll give Houston a way to go in this affair, but in the end, I don’t see the C’s getting the road upset against a Rockets team that both, wants revenge and has been rock-solid at home this season (24-6). The Rockets get the win in a contest that could be an NBA Finals preview.

Final Score Prediction: Houston 109 Boston 103

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