South Florida Bulls vs Bearcats College Hoops Game Preview

South Florida Bulls Cincinnati Bearcats
11-10 February 02, 2014, 12:00 | Fifth Third Arena 20-2



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Cincinnati vs South Florida battle Sunday at Fifth Third Arena as the Bearcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Cincinnati will face the 11-10 Bulls, who own a 7-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 3-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 5-12 favoring the OVER.

View South Florida Bulls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

Cincinnati opened as -16-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Bearcats sit at No. 24 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls sit at No. 327 on the same chart.

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In their last action, South Florida was a 78-71 winner at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Victor Rudd scored 21 points leading the Bulls to a 78-71 victory over Southern Methodist at Sun Dome on Tuesday.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 69-66 winner on the road against Louisville. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Cincinnati got 28 points from Sean Kilpatrick en route to a 69-66 victory over Louisville on Thursday at KFC Yum! Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 116 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with Cincinnati’s No. 74 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cincinnati is the No. 146-ranked team in the country at 5.91 per game, while South Florida rates No. 254 at 3.33 per game.

Next up:
South Florida at Central Florida, Wednesday, February 5th
Cincinnati at Connecticut, Thursday, February 6th
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