Cincinnati vs. East Carolina - 1/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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East Carolina Pirates (8-9) at Cincinnati Bearcats (10-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -16 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The East Carolina Pirates and the Cincinnati Bearcats meet in college basketball action from Fifth Third Arena on Sunday.
The Pirates enter this game at 8-9 on the season. East Carolina is 2-2 in their last four games with wins over SMU and South Florida while otherwise falling to Wichita State and Tulsa.
In the loss to the Hurricane, East Carolina’s only double-digit scorer was Jayden Gardner with 19 points, seven rebounds and one assist. The next highest team scorer there was Tristen Newton with six points, five rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Bearcats’ side, they’re 10-7 so far. Cincinnati is also 2-2 in their last four games, with wins over Tulsa and UCF alongside losses to Tulane and Memphis in that stretch.
In the loss to the Tigers, Cincinnati’s top scorer was Jarron Cumberland with 19 points, four rebounds and two assists. Also in double-digits there was Keith Williams on 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists.
The under is 5-1 in the Bearcats’ last six overall and the over is 3-1-1 in their last five Sunday games. Cincinnati is 22-48 ATS in their last 70 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Pirates are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games versus a team with a winning home record. The under is 5-2 in East Carolina’s last seven overall and the over is 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games.
East Carolina is something of a maddening team this season. They held up pretty strong in a tough road matchup versus Wichita State (75-69) but then were blown away 65-49 by Tulsa a couple of games later.
As for Cincinnati, the’ve put up some relatively tepid offensive outings in their last couple of games, but on the whole they’ve been scoring pretty well this season. I’m going to go with the Bearcats on the cover here but I don’t necessarily like it.