College baskeball point spread favors Bearcats in battle with Scarlet Knights
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats travelling to Rutgers Saturday to take on the Scarlet Knights.
The Scarlet Knights sport records of 11-3 and 7-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bearcats have 13-3 and 6-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-3 for the Scarlet Knights and 4-7 for the Bearcats.
The Bearcats were listed as 3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 115-rated Scarlet Knights and the No. 5-ranked Bearcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-72 result in favor of the Bearcats.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bearcats rank No. 3 in NCAA Division 1 with 43.5 per game. That compares with Rutgers’s No. 137 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rutgers is college basketball's No. 307-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Bearcats rate No. 67 with 7.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cincinnati owns the country's No. 55-rated mark, allowing 63.2 points per game on the highway. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 134 in scoring at home.
Cincinnati was a 66-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 66-60 to Notre Dame at Fifth Third Arena on Monday).
Rutgers was a 58-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. John's. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights got 11 points from Dane Miller as Rutgers ran past St. John's 58-56 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing DePaul are 4-6
After playing Notre Dame are 6-3
After a loss are 7-3
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing South Florida are 3-7
After playing St. John's are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
A few Bearcats at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rutgers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati at DePaul, Tuesday, January 15
Rutgers home to South Florida, Thursday, January 17