Houston vs. Cincinnati - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston vs. Cincinnati - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bearcats (18-9) at Houston Cougars (21-7)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Fertitta Center)

The Line: Houston Cougars -7 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Fertitta Center.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 73.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 40 percent shooting. Jarron Cumberland is averaging 15.5 points and 4.9 assists while Keith Williams is averaging 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Chris Vogt is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Scott is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won four of their last six road games.

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The Houston Cougars look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Houston Cougars are averaging 72.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Caleb Mills is averaging 13.2 points and 2.4 rebounds while Quentin Grimes is averaging 11.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Nate Hinton is the third double-digit scorer and Fabian White Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won eight straight home games.

The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The first meeting between these two teams came down to the wire and the Cincinnati Bearcats are playing some of their best ball of the season. The Cincinnati Bearcats are just 3-6 against the spread on the road, but they have a defense that travels and you rarely see them get blown out. The Houston Cougars win at home by an average of 15.9 points, but they lack the explosive offense to pull away from elite defenses, which we saw in the first meeting. Give me Cincinnati and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Bearcats +7

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