Creighton vs Cincinnati Midwest Betting

The MVC champion Creighton Bluejays will tangle with the Cincinnati Bearcats Friday with a spot in the Round of 32 at stake in the Midwest bracket.

Creighton is the 7 seed while the Bearcats are a dangerous 10 seed opponent. The Jays are 27-7 and rely heavily on forward Doug McDermott, one of the nation's best players.

Cincinnati was 22-11 on the year, but secured three wins over Top 25 teams and were tough in the Big East. They rely on guard Sean Kilpatrick.

Creighton has won 7 in row as favorite while Cincy is 1-7 ATS in its past 8 games. Both teams have been trending heavily UNDER.

The Bluejays sit at 27-7 (17-14-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bearcats are currently 22-11 (11-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Creighton is 10-20 OU, and Cincinnati is 6-22 OU.

View Cincinnati vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Bluejays as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates and over under numbers at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 21 (Bluejays) and the No. 10 (Bearcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-74 result in favor of the Bluejays has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bearcats is ranked No. 8 in NCAA hoops at 40 per game. Contrast that with Creighton’s No. 143 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 6-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Cincinnati rates No. 103 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 35 nationally in scoring at home.

Cincinnati was a 62-43 loser in its last match on the road against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Bearcats got 14 points from Cashmere Wright, but it was Georgetown that prevailed in a 62-43 final on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

In their last action, Creighton was a 68-65 winner at home against Wichita State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Jahenns Manigat scored 16 points leading the Bluejays to a 68-65 victory over Wichita State at Scottrade Center on Sunday.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Georgetown are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Wichita State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

 

A few Bearcats at Bluejays trends to consider:
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Creighton is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Creighton's last 12 games
Creighton is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games

 

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