Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Cincinnati Bearcats ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-5, 1-0 AAC) will be at Fifth Third Arena to go head-to-head against the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-6, 1-1 AAC) in an AAC matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and can be seen on ESPNU.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds

In their last game, the Bearcats fell to the Tulane Green Wave, 76-71, while the Golden Hurricane won big over the Temple Owls, 70-44.

Tulsa dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.151 (below their season average of 0.245) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.585 (above their season average of 0.507). Temple had marks of 0.046 and 0.315, respectively, for those same stats. Cincinnati, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.7 (above their season average of 30.2). Cincinnati received a boost from Chris Vogt, who put up 21 points. Meanwhile, Jeriah Horne played a pivotal role for Tulsa with 23 points and seven rebounds.

The Bearcats dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the last contest, Cincinnati won 88-64. Cincinnati out-rebounded Tulsa. The Bearcats had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. 6), defensive rebounds (30 vs. 20) and total rebounds (44 vs. 26). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The aggressive Cincinnati offense looks poised to dominate from the foul line. The Bearcats currently rank 41st in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.274, while Tulsa ranks 167th in FTA rate allowed (0.213).

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Tulsa, ATS Winner – Tulsa, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Cincinnati ranks 122nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while Tulsa ranks 246th (26.4).
  • The Bearcats average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 86th in the country. The Golden Hurricane rank 119th in assists allowed per game (12.5).
  • Cincinnati ranks 61st in blocks per game (4.1) while Tulsa ranks 93rd in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
  • The Golden Hurricane rank 46th in steals per game (8.2) while the Bearcats rank 136th (6.2).
  • Cincinnati averages 38.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 89th in the country. Tulsa ranks 150th in rebounds allowed per game (35.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Hurricane have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (4.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.6 points per game (9.1 above their season average).
  • The Bearcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.0, down from 4.9 for the season.