K-State Vs Cinci Spread & TV InfoJosh Bailey
Kansas State beat Wake Forest 95 to 88 in a play-in game on March 14. The Wildcats now battle Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17. The game takes place at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA. Tip-off is set for 7:27 pm ET.
While neither of these teams is heavily favored to win the NCAA Basketball National Title, let’s find out which of the two you should bet on in the first round of March Madness action.
How To Bet The Kansas State Wildcats Vs Cincinnati Bearcats Line & TV Info
Cincinnati has gone 16-14-1 against the spread this season. The Bearcats are 29-5 straight up. Kansas State has gone 16-12-2 ATS this season. The Wildcats are 21-13 straight up.
What: No. 11 Kansas State Wildcats (21-13) vs No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats (29-5)
When: Friday, March 20, 2017
Start Time: 7:27 PM ET
Where: Sacramento, California
Stadium: Golden 1 Center
Spread: Cincinnati -3.5
Moneyline: Kansas State +155 vs Cincinnati -175
Game Total: 130.5
Listen: Kansas State vs Cincinnati
Bet Kansas State At +3.5 Becasuse
Kansas State plays in the deeper, tougher, conference. The Big 12 is loaded with quality teams. Kansas is a 1 seed. Baylor is a 3. Iowa State is a 5. Oklahoma State is a 10. West Virginia is a 4. Kansas State lost by a single point to West Virginia, 50 to 51, on March 10. They beat Baylor 70 to 64 on March 9.
Bet Cincinnati At -3.5 Because…
Cincinnati has one of the best defenses in college basketball. The Bearcats allow 60.8 points per game. That ranks fifth in college hoops. Opponents average 38.5% from the field versus the Bearcats. Opponents only shoot 34% from three against Cincinnati.
K-State Vs Cinci Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This figures to be one of the most competitive Round 1 games in the NCAA Tournament. Both Kansas State and Cincinnati play tough defense. In fact, this might be the hardest match up to handicap.
But, I think I’ve got the winner. Although I like Cincinnati as a team, I’m impressed with how Kansas State hung 95 point on Wake Forest in their play-in game. K-State really came on in their final 5 games.
The Wildcats beat TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Wake Forest. They almost took down West Virginia. I think Kansas State has the momentum. They’re the winners of this Friday match up.