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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview

Cincinnati BearcatsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Jan 21, 3:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Cincinnati Bearcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


The visiting Bearcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at WVU Colliseum against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

This season, the Mountaineers are 14-5 overall and 11-5 ATS ATS, while the Bearcats are 15-4 and 6-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, West Virginia boasts a 10-6 on the OU, and Cincinnati is 7-6.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Cincinnati before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Mountaineers and the No. 106-ranked Bearcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-78 result in favor of the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 75.5 PPG, against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 23 at 59.2 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cincinnati owns the country's No. 43-rated mark, allowing 63.2 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 63 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 70-67 winner as they battled Connecticut on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Sean Kilpatrick scored 16 points leading the Bearcats to a 70-67 victory over Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 78-62 winner on the road against Marshall. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Marshall suffered a 78-62 loss against West Virginia on Wednesday, getting 19 points from DeAndre Kane in a losing effort at Cam Henderson Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Syracuse are 3-5
After playing Connecticut are 3-4
After a win are 8-2

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. John's are 5-5
After playing Marshall are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Bearcats at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Syracuse, Monday, January 23
West Virginia at St. John's, Wednesday, January 25