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Cincinnati Has Not Lost Three Straight In Over Two Years

After opening the season with seven straight victories, Cincinnati finds itself on a two-game losing skid. Those losses were not bad considering they came at the hands of Xavier and Florida but the Bearcats are now in a very rare position as a program. Cincinnati has not lost three consecutive games since February 2015. The Bearcats look to get back in the win column Tuesday when they take on undefeated Mississippi State.

Shark Bites
  • Cincinnati G Jacob Evans is averaging 14 points while shooting 59% in the last 5 games.
  • Cincinnati is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games as favorite.
  • Mississippi State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games against teams with winning records.

The Bulldogs enter this game without a loss but their schedule has been about as weak as it gets. Mississippi State’s best victory this season came against a Dayton squad that is 4-5 on the year. Coach Ben Howland has the team playing excellent defense, as the Bulldogs are allowing just 61.9 points per game. Scoring depth is also a strength of Mississippi State with five different players averaging double-digit points.

Of course, Mick Cronin’s team relies on excellent defense and ball security but turnovers plagued the Bearcats in their loss to Florida, as they gave up a season-high 21. Getting back to dominating the rebound game will be of the utmost importance – and should be doable – against a Mississippi State team that is only average on the glass. Keep an eye on Cincinnati’s perimeter offense after the team shot just 12-for-43 from beyond the arc in its past two.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Bearcats opened as 12.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening OVER/UNDER total as well at MyBookie.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-2 overall and 4-5 ATS, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-0 and 1-3 ATS. As for the betting totals, Cincinnati boasts a 4-5 MARK on the OU, and Mississippi State is 1-3.

The Bearcats sit at No. 4 in the current college hoops power poll here at OddsShark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 166 on the same chart.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs blew out North Georgia on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-62 win at Humphrey Coliseum.

Cane Broome scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 66-60 to Florida at Prudential Center on Saturday).

Next Betting Matchups

Mississippi State home to Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, December 16
Cincinnati at UCLA, Saturday, December 16