Wichita State Shockers vs Cincinnati Bearcats NCAA Basketball Vegas Odds and Free Predictions


Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State Shockers
20-5 (6-2 V)
4:00 pm ET, Sunday, February 18, 2018
BB&T Arena, Highland Heights
Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats
23-3 (13-0 H)
ESPN
 
Wichita State Shockers vs Cincinnati Bearcats NCAA Basketball Vegas Odds and Free Predictions

Fifth-ranked Cincinnati plays host to No. 19 Wichita State at Northern Kentucky University on Sunday in what will be their first meeting in more than 36 years but first of two encounters in the next two weeks.

The teams were picked to finish first and second, respectively, in a preseason poll of American Athletic Conference coaches with the Shockers needing a victory to pull within a game of the Bearcats in the race for the league title.

Cincinnati (23-3, 12-1 AAC) has fallen in both meetings against teams ranked in the Top 25 this season and the Bearcats dropped their third decision of the season Thursday night at Houston, when they shot 38.6 percent and missed 11 of 15 3-point attempts.

To prevent a letdown against Wichita State, the Bearcats will need to rebound much better than they did against the Cougars, who finished with a 36-27 advantage on the boards in their 67-62 victory which snapped Cincinnati's 16-game winning streak.

The Shockers (20-5, 10-3) are a pretty solid rebounding squad, ranking second nationally this season with a plus-10.7 rebounding margin.

Clark and fellow senior forward Kyle Washington will have to set the tone. The duo is averaging a combined 14.2 rebounds this season and will be counted on to establish an inside presence that was often lacking against Houston.

Shaquille Morris, Wichita State's 6-foot-8, 279-pound senior center, won't make it an easy task. He's second on the team to sophomore guard Landry Shamet with 13.3 points per game and has three 20-point contests in his last five after dropping in 23 with 13 rebounds Thursday against Temple.

The Shockers' offense has been a major strong suit this season, ranking 11th nationally with 1.202 points per possession, but their defense at times has been a problem - including Thursday, when they allowed 86 points to the Owls, who shot 49.2 percent and made 16 of 29 3-point attempts.

Wichita State has also played only two Top 25 opponents this season but split its contests, dropping a 67-66 decision to then-No. 13 Notre Dame in the Maui Classic on Nov. 26 and knocking off then-No. 16 Baylor 69-62 on Dec. 2.

Cincinnati and Wichita State used to be members of the Missouri Valley Conference and played regularly from 1957-1970 but the teams are meeting for the first time since 1981. They play again March 4 in Wichita, Kan.

Wichita State Shockers vs Cincinnati Bearcats VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Wichita State Shockers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Wichita State Shockers +6½ (-110) +240 141 (-110)o
Cincinnati Bearcats -6½ (-110) -280 141 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Wichita State 68, Cincinnati 67

 


 

Wichita State Shockers vs Cincinnati Bearcats VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Wichita State Shockers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-5 13-2 7-3 11-12 7-6 4-6 84.16 70.24 13.92
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 5-5 3-2 2-3 82.70 72.40 10.30
vs Conf 10-3 6-1 4-2 7-6 5-2 2-4 82.69 69.69 13.00

Cincinnati Bearcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 23-3 16-0 7-3 14-9 9-4 5-5 75.92 56.35 19.57
Last 10 9-1 4-0 5-1 7-3 3-1 4-2 71.00 52.80 18.20
vs Conf 12-1 6-0 6-1 9-4 5-1 4-3 71.00 52.69 18.31

Betting Odds Trends

Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Wichita State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 5 games
Wichita State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Wichita State's last 13 games on the road

Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Cincinnati is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Injuries

Wichita St. Shockers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Cincinnati Bearcats

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
No recent meetings.

Wichita St.: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS WICH FG Opp FG Reb
2/15/18 TEM 93-86 (W) -13/149.5 LO 31/55 29/59 31-22
2/10/18 UCONN 95-74 (W) -17/141 WO 33/63 24/51 34-24
2/6/18 @MEM 85-65 (W) -8/144.5 WO 27/64 20/45 37-28
2/1/18 @TEM 79-81 (L) (OT) -7.5/143.5 LO 28/68 28/66 45-31
1/28/18 TLSA 90-71 (W) -17/147.5 WO 33/70 23/60 41-31
1/25/18 UCF 81-62 (W) -14/135.5 WO 27/62 22/61 43-33
1/20/18 @HOU 59-73 (L) -3/149.5 LU 19/58 26/60 42-33
1/17/18 SMU 78-83 (L) -9.5/142 LO 30/56 30/47 23-18
1/13/18 @TLSA 72-69 (W) -12.5/149.5 LU 25/61 27/59 36-27
1/11/18 @ECU 95-60 (W) -23.5/140 WO 38/64 23/58 37-23

Cincinnati: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS CIN FG Opp FG Reb
2/15/18 @HOU 62-67 (L) -2/132.5 LU 17/44 24/50 27-35
2/11/18 @SMU 76-51 (W) -7.5/124.5 WO 28/63 19/59 39-33
2/6/18 UCF 77-40 (W) -14.5/122.5 WU 26/66 13/46 45-28
2/3/18 @UCONN 65-57 (W) -12.5/128.5 LU 19/50 20/55 29-28
1/31/18 HOU 80-70 (W) -9.5/133.5 WO 27/56 28/66 37-28
1/27/18 @MEM 62-48 (W) -11.5/131 WU 22/51 14/45 31-26
1/24/18 TEM 75-42 (W) -14.5/129.5 WU 28/65 16/56 44-31
1/20/18 ECU 86-60 (W) -28.5/128.5 LO 33/73 25/59 46-28
1/16/18 @UCF 49-38 (W) -8/123 WU 19/54 15/50 30-28
1/13/18 @USF 78-55 (W) -23/126 PO 22/43 18/45 26-18

 

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