Cincinnati vs. Mississippi State Prediction
The Cincinnati Bearcats and the 18th-ranked host Mississippi State Bulldogs are a pair of one-loss teams looking for a key non-conference win tonight. Can Mississippi State protect its home court with a victory in this matchup?
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Humphrey Coliseum at 8:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 129.5 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Cincinnati. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bearcats win ninth straight
Cincinnati eased to a 62-47 home victory last Saturday over rival Xavier to win its ninth consecutive game following a season-opening defeat. Jarron Cumberland paced the Bearcats with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting plus four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Keith Williams contributed 16 points, four boards and two blocked shots. Tre Scott added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Cincinnati outscored Xavier 34-25 in the second half and held the Musketeers to 18-of-51 shooting.
Bulldogs post win over Clemson
Mississippi State improved to 9-1 on the season last Saturday with an 82-71 victory over Clemson in the Never Forget Tribute Classic. Lamar Peters had a big game with 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting including 8-of-11 from 3-point distance. Quinndary Weatherspoon tallied 20 points along with seven rebounds and five assists. Aric Holman added 16 points and six caroms. The Bulldogs shot 28-of-52 from the floor including a red-hot 19-of-30 from 3-point range.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bearcats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Cincinnati is 6-1 ATS in its last seven non-conference games.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games. Mississippi State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
The Bulldogs haven't lost on their home court this season and are rightfully the favorites here. I think the spread could stand to be a couple points wider and I plan on taking advantage. Cincinnati could also have a post-rivalry win letdown, even after a week layoff.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS -3