Cincinnati vs. Southern Methodist - 1/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Methodist Mustangs (15-4) at Cincinnati Bearcats (12-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The SMU Mustangs and the Cincinnati Bearcats meet in college basketball action from Fifth Third Arena on Tuesday.
SMU enters this one at 15-4 so far. After falling in consecutive games to East Carolina and Houston, the Mustangs have won their last three versus Temple, East Carolina and Memphis.
In the win over the Tigers, SMU’s lead scorer was Kendric Davis with 20 points, five assists and three rebounds. Emmanuel Bandoumel added 14 points with four rebounds there, and Isiaha Mike had 13 points with six rebounds.
Over on the Cincinnati side, they’re 12-7 this season. The Bearcats’ last loss came to Memphis, and since then they’ve taken out East Carolina and Temple in their last two outings.
In the win over the Owls, Cincinnati’s Jarron Cumberland posted 22 points with six assists, and Chris Vogt had 18 points with five rebounds. Tre Scott doubled up there with 16 points, 11 rebounds and five assists also.
The over is 15-7-1 in the Bearcats’ last 23 home games and they’re 8-2 ATS in their last 10 on Tuesday. Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games.
Meanwhile, the Mustangs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 overall. The over is 13-3 in SMU’s last 16 Tuesday games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
SMU went out and posted a great win against Memphis on Saturday, and they’ve now logged a combined 158 points in their last two games. It’s a nice offensive bounce back after the Mustangs posted 68 or fewer in three straight.
Cincinnati has been scoring well themselves though, with 171 combined in their last pair. This should be a pretty fun matchup, and I like the Bearcats enough to power out a cover.