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Friars visit Cincinnati Bearcats in college basketball clash

Providence FriarsCincinnati Bearcats
Feb 15, 9:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Providence Friars vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

13-13TEAM RECORD17-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Cincinnati and Providence on Wednesday, with the host Bearcats trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Friars have watched them go 13-13 and 10-10 ATS on the year, while the Bearcats are at 17-8 and 8-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 9-10, while the Friars have a 11-9 mark.

View Providence vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cincinnati opened as 11-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearcats sit at No. 48 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Friars sit at No. 131 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 76-69.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 137-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 216 allowing on average 68.3 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.3 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.

Providence was a 55-48 loser in its last match at home against South Florida. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Providence got 16 points from Vincent Council but lost anyway, 55-48, to South Florida on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 95-78 loser on the road against Marquette. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Bearcats got 15 points from Dion Dixon, but it was Marquette that prevailed in a 95-78 final on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgetown are 7-3
After playing South Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Seton Hall are 2-4
After playing Marquette are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Friars at Bearcats trends to consider:
Providence is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Providence
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games

Next up:
Providence home to Georgetown, Saturday, February 18
Cincinnati home to Seton Hall, Saturday, February 18