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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Central Florida Knights face Cincinnati Bearcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Central Florida KnightsCincinnati Bearcats
13-17March 13, 2014, 07:00 | FedExForum26-5

 

The Central Florida Knights will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bearcats in Cincinnati at FedExForum on Thursday in American Athletic Conference Tournament betting action.

The Bearcats were favored by 12 points over at BetOnline earlier in the day, check for updates.

The Bearcats are 26-5 so far on the season, and 12-12-1 ATS vs. the number. The Knights, meanwhile, are 13-17 and 8-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cincinnati go 7-18 and the Knights go 14-10 on the totals.

View Central Florida Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Bearcats and the No. 223-rated Knights in this matchup.

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Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 94-90 winner as they battled Temple on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Temple was victimized by Isaiah Sykes for 36 points as the Knights defeated the Owls 94-90 in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 70-66 result against Rutgers on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Cincinnati got 24 points from Sean Kilpatrick en route to a 70-66 victory over Rutgers on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knights rank No. 23 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.43 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 76 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 152-ranked team at 5.87 per game, while the Knights rate No. 73 with 7.03 per game.

 

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