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College Basketball Matchup - Cincinnati Bearcats Alabama Crimson Tide Odds Preview

Alabama Crimson TideCincinnati Bearcats
Dec 1, 3:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


The Cincinnati Bearcats hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Alabama Crimson Tide pay a visit to Fifth Third Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Cincinnati will face the 6-0 Crimson Tide, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Crimson Tide are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Alabama vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Crimson Tide were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearcats, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Crimson Tide, who rate No. 81 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 94-85 victory for the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 86.8 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense rated No. 16 and allowing 54.3 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 47.5% to date this season, more than the Crimson Tide shooters have managed so far (46.7% per game).

Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 nationally in scoring at home.

Alabama won its last outing, a 75-47 result against Lamar on November 27. The battle between the Crimson Tide and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Lamar was handed a 75-47 defeat on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 77-66 winner as they battled Oregon on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bearcats got 17 points from Cashmere Wright as Cincinnati ran past Oregon 77-66 on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dayton are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Oregon are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Crimson Tide at Bearcats trends to consider:
Alabama is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Alabama home to Dayton, Wednesday, December 5
Cincinnati home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, December 6