Cincinnati vs. UCF Basketball Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The year’s college basketball betting action continues this Thursday night with an intriguing Cincinnati vs. UCF basketball matchup. The Bearcats have won the last 5 in a row and are vying to pick up a win on the road tonight against No. 25 UCF. Similarly, the Knights are on a 3 game winning streak and are looking to up their March Madness betting stake this Thursday night. So what kind of matchup can we expect on the court? Let’s check out tonight’s sportsbook odds to see what the bookies are expecting.
Cincinnati vs. UCF Basketball – Thursday, March 7th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: CFE Arena, Orlando, Florida
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Bearcats pounce into this Thursday night American Conference battle sporting a 25-4 record on the year. In addition, the Bearcats are 14-2 in conference play this season which ties them alongside Houston for the lead in the American. So will Cincinnati be able to take the lead tonight or will they lose their grasp on the top spot? Tonight’s sportsbook odds are undoubtedly pegging them as a slight underdog on the road against Central Florida. This is very surprising given the fact that Cincy is 9-1 in their last 10 meetings against UCF. Additionally, the Bearcats are undefeated in their last 3 against Central Florida. With that in mind, it’s clear that college basketball betting players can capitalize on tonight’s underdog odds.
Players to Watch: Jarron Cumberland (18.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.6 apg), Keith Williams (10.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Justin Jenifer (8.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 3.0 apg).
The Knights charge into tonight’s match flashing a 22-6 record. And in conference play, UCF has posted a 12-4 record so far. While that’s good enough to rank them as the 3rd best team in the conference, it also places them 2 games behind Cincinnati. So will tonight’s home court advantage be enough to tilt the scales in UCF’s favor? Tonight’s odds seem to be convinced of the fact. This is likely due to how evenly matched both teams are stats wise. At the present time the Bearcats are averaging 72.3 offensively and are giving up 61.3 defensively. Comparatively UCF is scoring 73.6 per game and is giving up 64.0 on defense. If those numbers pan out this evening, fans will be in store for one heck of a matchup.
Players to Watch: BJ Taylor (16.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.4 apg), Aubrey Dawkins (15.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Tacko Fall (11.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 0.5 apg).
Cincinnati vs. UCF Basketball Betting Predictions
Cincinnati vs. UCF Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Cincinnati vs. UCF Basketball matchup? All things considered, sticking with Cincinnati is the best course of action here. They come in with a good amount of momentum and will be ready to pick up yet another win over UCF. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 79-76 Cincinnati.