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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Cincinnati BearcatsRutgers Scarlet Knights
25-5March 08, 2014, 12:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center11-19

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Cincinnati when they take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Rutgers battles the Bearcats, currently sitting with a 25-5 mark (12-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 17-11 for the Scarlet Knights and 6-18 for the Bearcats.

View Cincinnati Bearcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Rutgers in this one found them as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game puts the Scarlet Knights, most recently No. 304 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bearcats, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 97-84 winner as they battled Memphis at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Sean Kilpatrick poured in a team-high 34 points for Cincinnati on Thursday, as they defeated Memphis 97-84 at Fifth Third Arena.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 69-63 loser on the road against Connecticut. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Rutgers got 16 points from Myles Mack but lost anyway, 69-63, to Connecticut on Wednesday at Gampel Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bearcats is ranked No. 74 in NCAA hoops at 36.47 per game. Contrast that with Rutgers’s No. 120 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rutgers is the No. 122-ranked team in the country at 6.17 per game, while Cincinnati rates No. 156 at 5.77 per game.

A few Bearcats at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 17 games
Cincinnati is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rutgers's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rutgers's last 7 games at home
Rutgers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati