Cincinnati vs. Syracuse Prediction
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Syracuse as a 8.5-point favorite over Cincinnati for today's game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 132 points. The Bearcats are 16-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big East, while the Orange are 17-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Orange opened as 8.5-point favorites and that's where the line currently sits. As for the total, it opened at 130 and has been bet up two full points to 132.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Bearcats. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Syracuse. According to latest college basketball trends, the favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams and the Bearcats are 1-4 ATS in their last five games versus the Orange. Cincinnati is also 1-4 against the number in its last five games versus the Big East and 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall. Syracuse has the edge in points per game, field goal percentage and defense. Look for Michael Williams-Carter to build off of his strong second half against Louisville and for 'Cuse to avenge its loss to Cincinnati in the Big East tournament last spring.
MONDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: SYRACUSE ORANGE -8.5