Pittsburgh Panthers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Pittsburgh Panthers pay a visit to Fifth Third Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
Cincinnati battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 19-5 mark (9-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-13 for the Bearcats and 9-7 for the Panthers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearcats, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Panthers, who rate No. 29 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-77 victory for the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 128 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Cincinnati’s No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cincinnati is the No. 80-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 284 at 5 per game.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.3 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 56-46 winner as they battled Seton Hall at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. Lamar Patterson scored 12 points leading the Panthers to a 56-46 victory over Seton Hall at Petersen Events Center on Monday.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 54-50 loser on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 54-50 to Providence at Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday).
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Marquette are 8-2
After playing Seton Hall are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Villanova are 6-2
After playing Providence are 3-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Panthers at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh at Marquette, Saturday, February 16
Cincinnati home to Villanova, Tuesday, February 12