Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 1/28/2023 – The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Houston Cougars will be clashing at the Fertitta Center on Saturday afternoon to continue the NCAAB schedule. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 14-7 on the scoreboard and are coming here after taking a beating at the hands of the Memphis Tigers in their previous matchup. The Houston Cougars, on the other hand, managed to pluck a win against the UCF Knights, which improved them to 19-2 on the season. The NCAAB betting tips from game experts are in favor of a win for the Houston Cougars in this game.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 1/28/2023
|When:||Saturday, January 28, 2:15 PM ET|
|Where:||Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas|
|Bearcats||+14.5 (-105)||132.5 o (-105)||+900|
|Cougars||-14.5 (-105)||132.5 u (-105)||-1100|
— Cincinnati Men’s Hoops (@GoBearcatsMBB) January 28, 2023
The Cincinnati Bearcats had their three-game win streak broken by a loss to the Memphis Tigers last time out. The Bearcats are scoring an average of 76.8 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 45.0 percent. The Cincinnati offense in this college basketball season is being led by Landers Nolley II who is putting up 15.5 points in each game, while David DeJulius is adding 4.2 helpers per matchup. On defense, the Bearcats are allowing opponents to score an average of 67.7 points in every game played.
Players to watch: Landers Nolley II G (GP 21, MIN 30, PTS 15.5, REB 5.4, AST 2.6, STL 0.9, BLK 0.5, TO 2, FG% 47.9, FT% 83, 3P% 44.3), David DeJulius G (GP 21, MIN 30.6, PTS 14.5, REB 2, AST 4.2, STL 1, BLK 0, TO 1.7, FG% 44, FT% 83.6, 3P% 38.6), Viktor Lakhin F (GP 21, MIN 23.3, PTS 12.6, REB 7.5, AST 0.5, STL 1.2, BLK 1.2, TO 1.2, FG% 63.4, FT% 51.7, 3P% 50).
The Houston Cougars have won four games out of their last five games played, and are coming here after winning against the UCF Knights with a final score of 82-71. The Cougars are scoring an average of 75.4 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 54.2 percent. The Houston offense this season is being led by Marcus Sasser who is scoring an average of 16.6 points in each game, while Jamal Shead is assisting 5.2 times per matchup. Defense-wise, the Cougars are allowing opponents to score an average of 54.2 points in every game played.
Players to watch: Marcus Sasser G (GP 21, MIN 30.4, PTS 16.6, REB 2.8, AST 3.2, STL 1.9, BLK 0.2, TO 1.4, FG% 42.5, FT% 80.8, 3P% 37.3), Jarace Walker F (GP 20, MIN 25.4, PTS 10.4, REB 6.5, AST 1.8, STL 1, BLK 0.9, TO 1.2, FG% 47.2, FT% 67.4, 3P% 35.1), Tramon Mark G (GP 21, MIN 28.1, PTS 10, REB 4.3, AST 1.8, STL 0.9, BLK 0.3, TO 1.2, FG% 40.4, FT% 72.2, 3P% 36.1).
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Betting Numbers
Cincinnati are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games.
Cincinnati are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.
Bearcats are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games against Houston.
Cincinnati are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Houston.
Houston are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games.
Houston are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Houston’s last 20 games against Cincinnati.
Houston are 15-2 SU in their last 17 games at home.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks
The Cincinnati Bearcats need to seriously work on their defense if they want to make a mark here. The Cougars are boasting a spectacular defense and will use this wisely in this game. The Houston Cougars are expected to win this game as per the best college basketball betting strategies.
Moneyline: +900 is the ML set for the Bearcats in this game and the ML set for the Cougars is -1100.
Spread: A spread of +14.5 (-105) is out for Bearcats and a spread of -14.5 (-105) is out for Cougars.
Totals: 132.5 o (-105) will go over for the Bearcats and the same will go under for the Cougars.
Score Prediction: 84-61 Cougars win.