SMU Mustang vs Cincinnati Bearcats NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Predictions


SMU Mustangs
SMU Mustangs
12-4 (0-2 V)
6:00 pm ET, Sunday, January 7, 2018
BB&T Arena, Highland Heights
Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats
13-2 (8-0 H)
ESPN2
 
SMU Mustang vs Cincinnati Bearcats NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Predictions

No. 19 Cincinnati didn't play well but won at Temple on Thursday night, thanks to Jacob Evans' game-winning jumper with one second left.

The SMU Mustangs might not be as accommodating on Sunday afternoon when they face the Bearcats at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, Ky.

The Bearcats (13-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) own a 7-5 lead in the all-time series against SMU, including a 6-0 mark at home. But, the Mustangs won two of three meetings last season, including a 60-51 win on Feb. 12 in Dallas and a 71-56 win in the championship game of the AAC tournament.

Cincinnati owns the nation's longest home-court win streak at 34 consecutive games. The Bearcats have not lost at home since Dec. 29, 2015, a 77-70 setback to Temple. Cincinnati also has won 18 consecutive conference home games during the streak.

SMU (12-4, 2-1) is coming off a tough 73-70 loss at Tulane on Thursday. The Mustangs played without freshman Ethan Chargois, who was sick. Chargois is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season and had started every game before Thursday. He is shooting 43.9 percent from 3-point range with 25 makes from behind the arc.

Bearcats senior forward Gary Clark didn't have his best game against Temple, but still managed 10 points and four rebounds. Clark, who averages 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds, had only four shot attempts on Thursday. Kyle Washington picked up the slack with 18 points and six boards.

Cincinnati's calling card always is its aggressive defense. The Bearcats held Temple without a field goal for the final five minutes. SMU went scoreless for nearly four minutes down the stretch in its loss to Tulane. The Mustangs can ill-afford a similar dry spell against the Bearcats on Sunday.

SMU has six players averaging double figures, led by Shake Milton's 17.2 points and 4.5 assists per game.

The Mustangs have gotten off to slow starts in each of their past two games but need to avoid another early dry spell on Sunday at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University where the Bearcats are playing their home games this season while Fifth Third Arena undergoes an $87 million renovation.

Cincinnati is looking to start 3-0 in conference play for the second consecutive season and third time in five years as members of the AAC.

 

SMU Mustang vs Cincinnati Bearcats VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

SMU Mustang vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
SMU Mustang +7½ (-110) +275 128 (-110)o
Cincinnati Bearcats -7½ (-110) -350 128 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Cincinnati 64, SMU 58

 


 

SMU Mustang vs Cincinnati Bearcats VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Southern Methodist Mustangs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 12-4 12-2 0-2 5-5-1 5-3-1 0-2 75.19 59.81 15.38
Last 10 7-3 7-1 0-2 3-4-1 3-2-1 0-2 76.50 63.20 13.30
vs Conf 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 68.33 54.33 14.00

Cincinnati Bearcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-2 11-0 2-2 6-6 5-3 1-3 79.20 58.73 20.47
Last 10 8-2 6-0 2-2 4-5 3-2 1-3 73.40 58.40 15.00
vs Conf 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 68.50 50.50 18.00

Betting Odds Trends

Southern Methodist Mustangs

Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist

Injuries

Southern Methodist Mustangs

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ethan Chargois F Ques Sun - Illness - 1/6/18 Chargois is dealing with an illness and his status for Sunday's contest against Cincinnati is unclear.

Cincinnati Bearcats

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Cane Broome G Ques Sun - Ankle - 1/5/18 Broome sat out the previous game due to an ankle injury and it is undetermined if it will deter his availability against SMU on Sunday.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
3/12/17 SMU 71 CIN 56 -1/127 SMU/P
2/12/17 SMU 60 CIN 51 -4.5/126.5 SMU/U
1/12/17 CIN 66 SMU 64 -5/126.5 SMU/O
3/6/16 CIN 61 SMU 54 -1.5/130 CIN/U
1/7/16 SMU 59 CIN 57 -6/137 CIN/U
2/5/15 SMU 54 CIN 62 -6.5/115.5 CIN/O
1/3/15 CIN 56 SMU 50 1/117.5 CIN/U
2/8/14 SMU 76 CIN 55 -4/124 SMU/O
1/1/14 CIN 65 SMU 57 -7.5/126 CIN/U

Southern Methodist: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS SMU FG Opp FG Reb
1/4/18 @TULN 70-73 (L) -9/140 LO 25/57 24/49 28-27
12/31/17 USF 79-39 (W) -23.5/129 WU 28/58 14/50 38-26
12/27/17 UCF 56-51 (W) -11.5/128.5 LU 23/55 20/54 33-34
12/19/17 CP 84-64 (W) -20/134.5 PO 26/52 22/59 39-29
12/18/17 BSU 86-63 (W) -9/133.5 WO 33/56 23/61 36-28
12/13/17 UNO 79-66 (W) -/- -- 29/54 25/53 29-24
12/5/17 @TCU 83-94 (L) 4/136 LO 30/58 26/46 23-31
12/2/17 USC 72-55 (W) -3/140 WU 27/53 20/47 31-27
11/28/17 UTRGV 95-64 (W) -/- -- 33/60 23/55 34-23
11/24/17 @WKU (N) 61-63 (L) -10/136 LU 25/56 25/55 37-24

Cincinnati: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS CIN FG Opp FG Reb
1/4/18 @TEM 55-53 (W) -7.5/136.5 LU 20/51 18/56 36-31
12/31/17 MEM 82-48 (W) -18/134 WU 32/61 18/56 40-27
12/21/17 CLEVST 81-62 (W) -28/137 LO 33/61 23/46 30-17
12/19/17 ARPB 77-49 (W) -/- -- 26/58 18/50 35-25
12/16/17 @UCLA 77-63 (W) -4.5/148.5 WU 27/58 23/56 34-32
12/12/17 MSST 65-50 (W) -13/137 WU 22/54 19/63 33-30
12/9/17 FLA (N) 60-66 (L) -1.5/147.5 LU 23/54 23/54 33-28
12/2/17 @XAV 76-89 (L) 3/147 LO 29/69 27/57 26-37
11/27/17 ALST 83-51 (W) -42.5/146 LU 29/59 22/57 33-33
11/22/17 WYO (N) 78-53 (W) -13/143 WU 31/62 15/48 35-22

 

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