The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-0 both SU and ATS in their last four games against the Georgetown Hoyas as those Big East teams meet in college basketball betting action at the books on Friday night.
Overall the Bearcats are 6-4 SU and a lucrative 7-2-1 ATS over their past 10 games against the Hoyas heading into Friday night's contest at Fifth Third Arena. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last two games between these schools.
The Bearcats bring a 19-6 record (10-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-4 Hoyas, who are 11-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cincinnati go 5-15 so far and the Hoyas go 9-9.
The Bearcats were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at 5Dimes, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Bearcats and the No. 63-ranked Hoyas, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-71 result in favor of the Bearcats.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cincinnati's No. 7-rated squad against Georgetown's No. 241-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cincinnati rates No. 69 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 242 nationally with 5.5 per match.
Defensively, Georgetown features the nation's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.2 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Georgetown, they were a 63-55 winner as they battled Marquette at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Georgetown earned a 63-55 victory over Marquette on Monday, getting 21 points from Otto Porter Jr. at Verizon Center.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 68-50 winner as they battled Villanova at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Cincinnati got 19 points from Sean Kilpatrick en route to a 68-50 victory over Villanova on Tuesday at Fifth Third Arena.
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing DePaul are 7-3
After playing Marquette are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Connecticut are 6-3
After playing Villanova are 4-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Hoyas at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Georgetown
Cincinnati is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Georgetown home to DePaul, Wednesday, February 20
Cincinnati at Connecticut, Thursday, February 21