Tulsa vs. Cincinnati Pick
Will No. 18 Cincinnati roll to another big win at home when the Bearcats host Tulsa today at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Cincinnati is the clear favorite, as the Bearcats are getting odds of -17 points against Tulsa. The over/under total for the game is listed at 132.5 points. Cincinnati has won three of the last four in this series, including a 57-55 road win on Feb. 1. Tulsa has covered the spread in two straight meetings.
Cincinnati bounced back from its first loss in conference with a 68-54 win at South Florida this week. The Bearcats are now 23-3 on the season and 12-1 in the AAC. Despite all the winning, Cincinnati is just 11-11-1 against the spread this season. Cincy is averaging 75.7 points per game on offense this season while allowing just 60.9 on defense. At home, the Bearcats are putting up 84.9 per game on offense. Kyle Washington is averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Jacob Evans is adding 13.3 points and 4 boards per contest.
Tulsa is on a five-game losing streak right now to drop to 12-13 on the season and 6-7 in the AAC. The Golden Hurricanes have failed to cover in their last four and now sit 13-11 against the spread on the season. Tulsa is averaging just 67 points per game on offense this season while allowing 68.8 on defense. Over its last five, Tulsa is putting up only 53.8 points per game on offense. Junior Etou is posting 12.2 points and 7 rebounds per game to lead this team while Jaleel Wheeler is adding 9.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest.
Since covering against Cincinnati at home, the Golden Hurricanes haven’t covered since and have lost by at least 18 points in three of the four losses. Cincinnati has a lot to cover, but the Bearcats have been pretty solid at home, going 7-5 against the spread. With Tulsa’s offensive woes, the Bearcats won’t have to put up a high score to cover.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI -17