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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Bearcats College Hoops Game Preview

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsCincinnati Bearcats
7-8January 11, 2014, 06:00 | Fifth Third Arena14-2



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Cincinnati and Rutgers on Saturday, with the host Bearcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Cincinnati will face the 7-8 Scarlet Knights, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 1-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Scarlet Knights are 8-5 favoring the OVER.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bearcats in this one found them listed as -13.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Scarlet Knights was expected to move the line.

The Bearcats - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Bearcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rutgers is at No. 149.

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Rutgers lost its last outing, an 83-76 result against Louisville on January 4. They covered in that game as a 15-point underdog. Rutgers got 19 points from Myles Mack but lost anyway, 83-76, to Louisville on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 61-60 winner on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Cincinnati got 17 points from Sean Kilpatrick en route to a 61-60 victory over Houston on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 164 nationally ranked offense (71.56 points per game) against a Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 220 at 75.33 PPG. The Bearcats have been averaging 42.31% from the field, less than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (45.08% on average).

A few Scarlet Knights at Bearcats trends to consider:
Rutgers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rutgers's last 12 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Rutgers


Next up:
Rutgers home to Central Florida, Wednesday, January 15th
Cincinnati at Temple, Tuesday, January 14th

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