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The OVER Commonplace when St. Joe’s Plays

There may be no more consistent OVER bet in this year’s NCAA Tournament than St. Joseph’s. The Hawks and their opponents have gone OVER in 11 of their past 13 games with St. Joe’s offense averaging 81.9 points per game in that span. A tough Round of 64 matchup awaits the Hawks as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats Friday.

Shark Bites
  • St. Joseph’s is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their past eight following consecutive ATS wins.
  • Cincinnati is 34-8 SU in their last 42 games against the Atlantic 10.
  • St. Joseph’s is 4-12 ATS in their past 16 games coming off a victory as an underdog.

St. Joseph’s has been one of the most discipline teams in the nation with the Hawks coughing up very few turnovers and fouling very rarely. The scoring duo of Isaiah Mills and DeAndre Bembry has averaged a combined 35.7 points and 15.8 rebounds per game this season.

The Bearcats have been one of the toughest teams to score on this season as they have held opponents to 62.9 points per game and just 40.6 percent shooting from inside the arc. Cincinnati’s offense has been fuelled by a consistent output that has seen four different players average double-digit points.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Joseph's Hawks sport a record of 27-7 and 22-11 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Cincinnati Bearcats have 22-10 and 14-16-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-13-1 for the Saint Joseph's Hawks and 12-18-1 for the Cincinnati Bearcats.

This game puts the Saint Joseph's Hawks, most recently No. 60 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cincinnati Bearcats, who rate No. 33 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Cincinnati is ranked No. 32 in NCAA basketball at 39.38 per game. Contrast that with Saint Joseph's's No. 52 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Joseph's is the No. 139-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Cincinnati rates No. 99 at 7.56 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bearcats got a huge 37-point effort from Troy Caupain but still lost 104-97 against Connecticut on Friday at Amway Center.

The Hawks got a 26-point performance from Isaiah Miles, who added 26 rebounds, as Saint Joseph's ran past Virginia Commonwealth 87-74 on Sunday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Saint Joseph's's last 13 games