Cincinnati Bearcats battle vs Pittsburgh Panthers highlights college basketball odds menu
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