SMU Vs Cincinnati Odds & Final Score PredictionNoah Williams
Two teams that are hot in the American Conference will clash when the SMU Mustangs face the Cincinnati Bearcats. The college basketball SMU vs Cincinnati odds favor the Bearcats by 6.5-points. Tip-off is this Thursday, January 12th at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN from the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona.
SMU Mustangs Vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds & Final Score Prediction
What: SMU Mustangs (14-3) at Cincinnati Bearcats (13-2)
When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
Stadium: Fifth Third Arena
Spread: Cincinnati -6.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: SMU vs Cincinnati
Why Bet The SMU Mustangs To Beat The Bearcats
SMU has won 10 straight games, including an 84-65 win over USF in their last outing. They are 14-3 SU and 8-4 ATS this season. They average 72.9 points per game (207th) and allow 59.1 points per game (4 th).
The Mustangs shoot 46.3% from the court (98th) and 39.5% from three point land (25th). Junior forward Semi Ojeleye (17.9 PPG & 7.7 RPG) is the scoring leading on the team. Three other players average double-digits. Against the South Florida Bulls Semi Ojeleye led the way with 21 points and eight rebounds.
SMU averages 15.8 assists per game (74th), 40.8 rebounds per game (16th) and 5.6 steals per game.
Why Bet The Cincinnati Bearcats To Beat The Mustangs
The Cincinnati Bearcats have won six straight, including a 67-28 win over Houston in their last game. They are 13-2 SU and 8-4-1 ATS this season. They average 79.3 points per game (64th) and give up 61.4 points per game (13th).
The Bearcats shoot 48.4% from the field (30th) and 34.7% from three point land (201th). Sophomore guard Jacob Evans (15.1 PPG & 4.1 RPG) and Junior forward Kyle Washington (13.8 PPG & 7.5 RPG) are the two main scorer on the team. Against Houston, Washington led the way with 19 points.
Cincinnati averages 16.7 assist per game (39th), 39.5 rebounds per game (43rd) and 7.8 steals per game.
“They are the best rebounding team, statistically, that I think that I’ve ever played against,” UC coach Mick Cronin said. “In conference play they’re plus-20 on the glass. That’s unheard of.”
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Mustangs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- Mustangs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Mustangs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Bearcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
- Bearcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
An electric atmosphere is expected Thursday night with Cincinnati pushing for a sellout crowd at Fifth Third Arena, which holds more than 13,000.
Cincinnati was picked to win the AAC in a preseason coaches vote and SMU was chosen to finish third.
My final score prediction is SMU 79, Cincinnati 77.