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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Hoyas in Big East betting action

Georgetown HoyasCincinnati Bearcats
March 8, 2:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

Georgetown Hoyas vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


It`s getting down to crunch time in the Big East tournament and bettors will hope to hit paydirt Thursday when the Cincinnati Bearcats try to run the Hoyas off the court at Madison Square Garden.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big East Tournament. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Bearcats bring a 22-9 record (13-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-7 Hoyas, who are 15-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cincinnati go 11-14 so far and the Hoyas go 12-13.

View Georgetown vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cincinnati opened as 2-point underdogs in this Big East tournament game over at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bearcats rated this week at No. 47 and the Hoyas sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-73 result in favor of the Hoyas.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (69.1 points per game) against a Hoyas defense that sits as the No. 15 at 58.7 PPG. The Bearcats have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Hoyas have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, Georgetown features the nation's No. 114-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgetown was a 64-52 winner in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Hoyas grabbed a 64-52 win over the Panthers on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Otto Porter at Madison Square Garden.

Cincinnati was a 72-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Villanova. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Yancy Gates scored 16 points leading the Bearcats to a 72-68 victory over Villanova at Villanova Pavilion on Saturday.