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Chicago State Cougars vs Bearcats College Hoops Game Preview

Chicago State CougarsCincinnati Bearcats
5-6December 23, 2013, 07:00 | Fifth Third Arena9-2

The Cincinnati Bearcats will be trying to slam the Chicago State Cougars on Monday when the teams tip off at Fifth Third Arena in college betting action.

The Bearcats sit at 9-2 (4-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 5-6 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cincinnati is 0-6 OU, and Chicago State is 0-2 OU.

View Chicago State Cougars vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bearcats rated this week at No. 51 and the Cougars sitting at No. 312.

Chicago State was an 81-64 winner in its last match at home against SIU Edwardsville. Chicago State got 20 points from Clarke Rosenberg en route to an 81-64 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Monday at Jones Convocation Center.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 69-48 result against Middle Tennessee on December 21. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. Cincinnati cruised to victory on Saturday, running Middle Tennessee out of the gym and running up a 69-48 score at Fifth Third Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 224 in NCAA hoops at 33 per game. Contrast that with Cincinnati’s No. 155 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cincinnati is the No. 173-ranked team in the country at 5.45 per game, while Chicago State rates No. 102 at 6.64 per game.

A few Cougars at Bearcats trends to consider:
Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Cincinnati is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Chicago State at Creighton, Sunday, December 29th
Cincinnati at Nebraska, Saturday, December 28th