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College Basketball Matchup - Cincinnati Bearcats Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds Preview

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsCincinnati Bearcats
Jan 30, 7:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

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The Cincinnati Bearcats hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights pay a visit to Fifth Third Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Scarlet Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearcats are 8-8 ATS. Rutgers is 6-7 against the total, while Cincinnati is 5-10 versus the number.

View Rutgers vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as 13.5-point favorites 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. 85-rated Rutgers taking on the No. 2-rated Bearcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-68 win for the Bearcats on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cincinnati's No. 3-rated squad against Rutgers's No. 155-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cincinnati rates No. 63 in the country with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 298 nationally with 4.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 162-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 105 in scoring at home.

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 66-54 result against Connecticut on January 27. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Jerome Seagears scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 66-54 to Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Sunday).

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 57-55 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 57-55 to Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Monday).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Louisville are 1-6
After playing Connecticut are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 3-4
After playing Syracuse are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Scarlet Knights at Bearcats trends to consider:
Rutgers is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Rutgers
Cincinnati is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers home to Louisville, Wednesday, February 6
Cincinnati at Seton Hall, Saturday, February 2