Cincinnati vs. SMU
Basketball Betting Pick: SMU -3 -110 odds (February 8th 2014)
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This is an ideal spot for Cincinnati’s special run to come to an end. The Bearcats have won 15 straight games and possess a perfect 11-0 record in the AAC, two and half games clear of Louisville. They have been far from dominating however as they have won their last four games by a combined 17 points and none by more than five points. Granted, elite teams do in fact win close games when they count and Cincinnati is clearly part of that this run is not going to last forever and tonight’s opponent will see to that. SMU is sitting in third place in the AAC, three and a half games behind the Bearcats at 7-3 and 18-5 overall. Barring a total meltdown over the next few weeks, the Mustangs will make it into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and this is definitely a statement game. We played on SMU last Saturday as it rolled to a win over Memphis at home and following a win over Temple on Thursday, it is 10-0 at home. Even more impressive is the fact that the Mustangs are a perfect 8-0 ATS on their home floor and they are winning their home games by close to 21 ppg. SMU lost the first meeting in Cincinnati by eight points despite outshooting the Bearcats 45.1 percent to 36.5 percent. They were killed by 17 turnovers and the refs did them no favors by putting them to the free throw line just nine times compared to 31 times for the Bearcats. SMU falls into a great situation where we play against teams that are coming off two consecutive home wins by five points or less going up against an opponent coming off two consecutive home wins by 10 points or more. This situation is 42-12 ATS (77.8 percent) since 1997. Play (624) SMU Mustangs
Cincinnati vs. Temple
Basketball Betting Pick: Cincinnati -6.5 -110 odds (January 26th 2014)
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The rubber band finally snapped for Temple. After finding a way to hang in vs. most opponents, the Owls lost by 24 at UConn. That is now a 0-7 SU start to AAC play and a record of 5-12 SU, 5-10 ATS for the season. With only 1 RS from last year, this is a far different team than one who has recorded 125 victories in the last five years. In the first meeting of the year between these two, the Bearcats toyed with the Owls in a 69-58 victory. But, this is a Bearcat team that has a far greater margin of victory than previous contingents. They are also 7-4 ATS as favorite. A notable departure from recent seasons. With Justin Jackson and Rubles stepping up to compliment Kilpatrick on the offensive end, this team has more offensive cohesion than in recent seasons. But it is the role of Defensive Dandy which finds Cincinnati allowing just 56/38/33 with a +5 rebound margin that continues to be the key to their success.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars
Basketball Betting Pick: Cincinnati -8.5 -110 odds (January 7th 2014)
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Ryan is on a 23-12 ATS run on the hardwood in NBA and NCAAM combined for 66% ATS winners. His last ‘Upset Alert’ play was on Wake Forest, who destroyed North Carolina Sunday. These DOGS offer you the chance to follow Ryan’s advise and use a combination of line and ML to max the profit on this play.
5* graded betting pick on the Cincinnati as they take on Houston in NCAA Men’s College Hoops action set to start at 9:00 PM ET. The simulator shows a high probability that Cincinnati will win this game by 11 or more points. This is an abbreviated research report, but shows you a taste of what I provide for the Top rated 10* Titans. SIM projects that Cincinnati will make between 40 and 46% of their shots, will have 4+ more rebounds, and will score between 67 and 74 points. In past games, Cincinnati is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) when they make 40% to 46% of their shots in a game over the last 3 seasons; 42-17 ATS (+23.3 Units) in road games when they grab 4 to 9 more rebounds than their opponents in a game since 1997; 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) when they score 67 to 74 points in a game over the last 3 seasons. Houston plays a packed in zone defense and are not aggressive in generating steals and forcing turnovers. They rely instead on solid defense and rebounding. This plays to the strengths of the Bearcats noting they are 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games when facing low pressure defensive teams forcing <=14 turnovers/game over the last three seasons. Take Cincinnati.