Cincinnati Bearcats take on Blue Demons in NCAA basketball test
Cincinnati Bearcats vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
The visiting Cincinnati Bearcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Allstate Arena against the DePaul Blue Demons.
DePaul battles the Bearcats, currently sitting with a 14-3 mark (7-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-7 for the Blue Demons and 4-8 for the Bearcats.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, DePaul sat as 7-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 7-rated Cincinnati taking on the No. 118-rated Blue Demons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-75 win for the Bearcats on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature DePaul's No. 99-rated squad against Cincinnati's No. 2-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, DePaul rates No. 307 in the country with 4.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 73 nationally with 7.3 per match.
Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 46-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 68-58 winner as they battled Rutgers on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Cincinnati got 23 points from Cashmere Wright en route to a 68-58 victory over Rutgers on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
DePaul was a 99-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. DePaul was run off the court by the Huskies on Tuesday as Connecticut routed them 99-78 at Gampel Pavilion.
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Marquette are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. John's are 3-7
After playing Connecticut are 0-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bearcats at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against DePaul
Cincinnati is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of DePaul's last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
DePaul is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
DePaul is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cincinnati home to Marquette, Saturday, January 19
DePaul home to St. John's, Saturday, January 19