Cincinnati at Arkansas: 11/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (4-0) vs Cincinnati Bearcats (5-0)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 9:30 pm (T-Mobile Center)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cincinnati Bearcats & 13th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks square off this Tuesday night at the T-Mobile Center in the Hall of Fame Classic.
The Cincinnati Bearcats improved to 5-0 on the season after upsetting the 14th ranked Illinois Fighting Illini, 71-51, last night. Cincinnati fought back from an early 15-point deficit to take a 34-31 halftime lead and pulled away in the 2nd half after going up by a 53-36 margin with 10:44 left in regulation. Cincinnati shot 41.4% from the field & 28.6% from beyond the arc while holding Illinois to just 28.1% shooting from the field & 13.6% from beyond the arc. Cincinnati won the turnover battle by a 14-11 margin and outrebounded the Fighting Illini by a 40-36 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bearcats was Jeremiah Davenport who had 19 points & 7 rebounds.
On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 74.5 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Bearcats are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 30.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Cincinnati has been led by Jeremiah Davenport (13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg), David DeJulius (10.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.2 apg), Mike Saunders (10.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.4 spg), & Mika Adams-Woods (7.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.8 apg).
Defensively, Cincinnati is holding their opponents to an average of 57.0 ppg on 34.8% shooting from the field. The Bearcats have a rebound margin of 7.8 and a turnover margin of 3.8.
The 13th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks improved to 4-0 on the season after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats, 72-64, last night. Arkansas was solid defensively against Kansas State and was able to hold on for the victory after going into halftime with a 42-24 lead. Arkansas shot 36.2% from the field & 13.6% from beyond the arc while holding Kansas State to 37.3% from the field & 13.6% from beyond the arc. Arkansas won the turnover battle by a 15-12 margin and pulled down 41 rebounds in the victory. Leading the way for the Razorbacks was Au’Diese Toney who had 13 points, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal.
On the season, Arkansas is averaging 81.2 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Razorbacks are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 34.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arkansas has been led by JD Notae (19.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apg, 3.5 spg), Chris Lykes (15.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.3 apg), Au’Diese Toney (11.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg), & Jaylin Williams (6.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.5 bpg).
Defensively, Arkansas is allowing their opponents to average 68.5 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Razorbacks have a rebound margin of 6.0 and a turnover margin of 4.8.
The Bearcats are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games over all and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Razorbacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games & 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
Cincinnati has been impressive on the defensive end to start the season and picked up a great win against Illinois, however, I think this is a tough matchup for the Bearcats as the Razorbacks are a very talented offensive team that have 3-4 different players that can be their “main” guy on any given night. Arkansas showed us last night against Kansas State that they can also be tough defensively and between the fact that the Razorbacks rank 61st in scoring offense & 45th in turnover margin, I think the Razorbacks do enough in this one to cover this mid-range spread. Good Luck!