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NCAA hoops odds preview - Nebraska vs. Cincinnati

Nebraska CornhuskersCincinnati Bearcats
8-3December 28, 2013, 12:00 | Fifth Third Arena10-2

Nebraska pays a visit to Cincinnati on Saturday, hoping to send the Bearcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Fifth Third Arena.

The Cornhuskers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearcats are 4-2 ATS. Nebraska is 5-4-1 against the total, while Cincinnati is 0-6 versus the number.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -10-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bearcats at No. 51 and the Cornhuskers at No. 39 heading into this contest.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 77-62 result against The Citadel on December 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 24.5-point favorite. Terran Petteway went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Nebraska over The Citadel, 77-62, on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cornhuskers rank No. 201 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.09 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 59 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 135-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Cornhuskers rate No. 160 with 5.64 per game.

A few Cornhuskers at Bearcats trends to consider:
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Cincinnati is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska at Iowa, Tuesday, December 31st
Cincinnati at Southern Methodist, Wednesday, January 1st