The undefeated No. 12 Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0) try to continue their impressive start when they clash against the winless Alabama State Hornets (0-6) at BB&T Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 27, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Odds Preview
The Hornets fell to the Savannah State Tigers in their last contest, 101-97. Alabama State’s Branden Johnson finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the contest. Savannah State did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (24-34; 70.6 percent). Alabama State, on the other hand, made 15 of their 33 three pointers (45.5 percent).
In the Bearcats last game, they thoroughly outplayed the Coppin State Eagles, 97-54. With 19 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Jarron Cumberland was the games high scorer. Cincinnati played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 and a turnover percentage of 8.2. For those same stats, Coppin State was 10.0 and 14.4, respectively.
The high-powered offense of Cincinnati will battle against the porous defense of Alabama State. Dating back to last season, the Bearcats rank 21st in offensive efficiency, while the Hornets are 321st in defensive efficiency. The Bearcats figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Furthermore, the Hornets rank 297th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.213), while the Bearcats rank 60th in opponents FTA rate (0.211).
The Hornets are 8-29 straight up (SU) since last season, but are just 2-3 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when Alabama State is involved since last season as 60.0 percent of their games have finished over the projected point total.
Meanwhile, the Bearcats, are 32-5 SU and 20-16-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Cincinnati games over that same period with 20 unders compared to 16 overs.
Alabama State Hornets vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cincinnati, ATS Winner – Alabama State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bearcats rank 21st in blocks per game (5.0) while the Hornets rank 171st (3.1).
- Cincinnati ranks 26th in assists per game (16.2) while Alabama State ranks 315th (9.8).
- The Bearcats rank first in steals allowed per game (3.9) while the Hornets rank 274th (7.5).
- Cincinnati ranks 31st in rebounds allowed per game (32.1) while Alabama State ranks 302nd (38.8).