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Longhorns vs Bearcats College Hoops Game Preview

Texas LonghornsCincinnati Bearcats
March 16, 12:15 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Texas Longhorns vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

20-13TEAM RECORD24-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Cincinnati Bearcats try to run the Longhorns off the court at Bridgestone Arena in college hoops action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bridgestone Arena.

The Bearcats currently sports a 24-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-13 ATS. The Longhorns are 20-13 and 10-18 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bearcats produce a 13-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Longhorns have gone 14-14 against the number.

View Texas vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bearcats are listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 47-rated Texas taking on the No. 48-rated Bearcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-74 win for the Bearcats on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 164-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Longhorns defense ranks No. 170 allowing on average 66.8 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 195 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas was an 81-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Longhorns got 21 points from J'Covan Brown, but it was Missouri that prevailed in an 81-67 final on Friday at Sprint Center.

Cincinnati was a 50-44 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Cashmere Wright scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 50-44 to Louisville at Madison Square Garden on Saturday).

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Missouri are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Louisville are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Longhorns at Bearcats trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games