Bearcats vs. Tigers Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Memphis Tigers will look to protect their home court tonight as they welcome in the Cincinnati Bearcats. Can Memphis take care of business in this spot?
Thursday, January 16, 2020
FedEx Forum at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 142 points. As of Thusrday morning, 70 percent of public bets are siding with host Memphis. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bearcats ease past Knights
Cincinnati cruised to a 68-54 road win Saturday at Central Florida to improve to 10-6 overall and 3-1 in American Athletic Conference action. The Bearcats outscored the Knights 42-25 in the second half after trailing by three at halftime. Keith Williams paced Cincinnati with 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 7-of-7 at the free throw line. He also pulled down six rebounds. Tre Scott contributed 14 points, 11 boards, four assists and four steals. Chris Vogt added 13 points and three caroms.
Tigers get past Bulls
Memphis secured a 68-64 win Sunday at South Florida to move to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Precious Achiuwa paced the Tigers with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range plus 3-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also racked up 11 rebounds and five blocked shots. Tyler Harris tallied 17 points, two assists and two steals off the bench. Lester Quinones added 13 points in 22 minutes of action. Memphis outscored the Bulls 39-27 in the second half after trailing by eight at the break.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bearcats are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. Cincinnati is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games as an underdog.
The Tigers are 1-5 ATS in their last six Thursday games. The home team is 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings.
The Tigers have not played a very tough schedule and have lost straight up to three of the six top 100 opponents on their schedule thus far. The Bearcats have defeated just as many top 100 teams and should be hungry for this road matchup. Cincinnati appears to be an improving team and with what looks to be a fairly even matchup, I'd rather take the points in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI BEARCATS +4.5