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Cincinnati Bearcats battle vs Pittsburgh Panthers highlights college basketball odds menu

Cincinnati PanthersPittsburgh Bearcats
10-0December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Madison Square Garden7-2

Cincinnati will look to improve on its 7-2 record on Tuesday when they host Pittsburgh in NCAA basketball odds action at Madison Square Garden.

The Bearcats currently sports a 7-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Panthers are 10-0 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bearcats produce a 0-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 6-2 against the number.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as -5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Bearcats sit at No. 61 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 91-73 result against Youngstown State on December 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 19.5-point favorite. The Panthers grabbed a 91-73 win over the Penguins on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Lamar Patterson at Petersen Events Center.

Cincinnati was a 64-47 loser in their most recent outing at home against Xavier. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Xavier got 17 points from Justin Martin en route to a 64-47 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 151 nationally ranked offense (73.44 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 17 at 61.6 PPG. The Bearcats have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (49.49% on average).

A few Panthers at Bearcats trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cincinnati is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cal Poly, Saturday, December 21st
Cincinnati at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, December 21st