Cincinnati vs. Central Florida Pick
Is No. 12 Cincinnati in danger of a letdown performance when it goes on the road to face Central Florida tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is favored on the road in this game, as the Bearcats are getting odd of -8 points against Central Florida. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 121 points. Tonight’s game takes place from CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.
Cincinnati is on an 8-game win streak right now following a 78-55 win at South Florida this past weekend. The Bearcats are 15-2 overall, 4-0 in the AAC and 7-6-1 against the spread. Cincy is averaging 78.9 points per game this season while allowing 58.4 per contest. Jacob Evans is leading Cincinnati with 13.9 points per game while Gary Clark is putting up 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
UCF had a three-game win streak snapped in a 62-53 loss at UConn last week. The Golden Knights are now 12-5 overall, 3-2 in the AAC and 9-3 against the spread. UCF is averaging 64.6 points per game on offense while allowing 59.1 points per contest. B.J. Taylor has missed most of the season with a foot injury, but he could return to the lineup tonight. Tacko Fall is the current leader on the team with 11.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Cincinnati has won seven of its last eight meetings with UCF, but the Golden Knights have covered the spread in the last two encounters. Like Cincinnati, but the Knights have a really strong defense, however, their offense is a mess. UCF is averaging just 57.6 points per game over its last five. That will be the different. Cincinnati already is strong on defense. Playing against this poor offense should only help their matters. The Bearcats have an offense that is capable of scoring enough against UCF to cover this spread. The public betting is strongly with Cincinnati as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI -8