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Cincinnati Superb When Facing AAC

Farad Cobb

The Cincinnati Bearcats will look to get back to their typically strong play within the AAC after splitting their first two conference games this season. Despite the early setback against Temple, Cincinnati is 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games within the American. It will not be easy for Cincy though as they will visit the undefeated SMU Mustangs on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Cincinnati is 3-1 SU in their last four games against SMU.
  • SMU is 16-0 SU in their last 16 games following an ATS loss.
  • Farad Cobb averaged 16 points against SMU last season despite coming off the bench.

If Cincinnati will look to upset SMU, they will need to stick to their defensive guns. The Bearcats have allowed an average of 57 points per game in their wins this season, but have allowed 75.3 points in their losses. Cincinnati is one of just three teams to defeat SMU at Moody Coliseum since the start of the 2013-14 season, a span of 45 games.

Keith Frazier, the junior guard who was at the forefront of an academic fraud investigation against SMU, has decided to leave the team to deal with personal issues according to coach Larry Brown. The Mustangs depth should help limit the impact of Frazier’s absence with four other players averaging double-digit points this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Bearcats were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 6-7-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 4-5 ATS. Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-8 on betting the total; Southern Methodist Mustangs are 6-3.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 54 (Southern Methodist) and the No. 46 (Cincinnati) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Methodist's No. 20-rated squad against Cincinnati's No. 48-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Methodist rates No. 138 in the country with 6.85 per game, while their foes tonight, the Cincinnati Bearcats rank No. 66 nationally with 8.13 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bearcats grabbed a 76-57 win over the Golden Hurricane on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Farad Cobb at Fifth Third Arena.

Nic Moore scored 13 points leading the Mustangs to a 72-58 victory over South Florida at Moody Coliseum on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at South Florida, Sunday, January 10th
Southern Methodist at Central Florida, Sunday, January 10th