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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats Preview

Cincinnati BearcatsRutgers Scarlet Knights
Jan 28, 6:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

15-6TEAM RECORD11-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights try to run the Bearcats off the court at Louis Brown Athletic Center in college hoops action.

The Scarlet Knights sit at 11-10 (6-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bearcats are currently 15-6 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rutgers is 5-10 OU, and Cincinnati is 8-7 OU.

View Cincinnati vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bearcats listed as 2-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 84 and the Bearcats sitting at No. 76. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-69 result in favor of the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 201-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 32 at 60.1 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 70-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.1 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 60-53 result against Syracuse on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Cashmere Wright scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearcats to a win (they lost 60-53 to Syracuse at Fifth Third Arena on Monday).

Rutgers was a 69-64 loser in its last match at home against DePaul. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Rutgers got 22 points from Myles Mack but lost anyway, 69-64, to DePaul on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing DePaul are 4-6
After playing Syracuse are 5-3
After a loss are 8-2

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Providence are 2-8
After playing DePaul are 1-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Cincinnati home to DePaul, Saturday, February 4
Rutgers at Providence, Wednesday, February 1

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