John Brannen faced an extraordinarily tough task in taking over the Cincinnati Bearcats basketball program. To be exact he is the man that has followed “The Man.” Mick Cronin became a legend as UC head coach with nine consecutive Big Dance appearances before departing for UCLA. Brannen steps into a program with Final Four expectations since coach Bob Huggins turned the trick in 1992. So far Brannen and the Bearcats have had a challenging CBB betting adjustment period. By contrast, second-year coach Penny Hardaway has Memphis on the ascent. Memphis has cracked the Top 25!
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Memphis Tigers
|Date and Time:||Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Cincinnati vs. Memphis TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Cincinnati vs. Memphis CBB Betting odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Memphis Tigers Overview
Memphis has an offshore betting record of 12-3 straight up, 8-7 against the spread, and 8-7 over the total. Late on the Tigers have paid in only three of their last seven games. Three of their last four have gone over the total. Overall national metrics have Memphis ranked 34th for scoring offense and 57th for points allowed.
Counter to that is a Bearcats mark of 10-6 straight up, 6-10 vs. the odds, and 7-8 under the total. Cincinnati ranks 142nd in the country for scoring offense and 102nd for points allowed. Concurrently UC has paid in four of their last six games. And four of their last five have gone over the total.
Key Bearcats: C Chris Vogt (13.5 PTS, 6.6 REB, 70.5 FGPCT, 63.0 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), G Jarron Cumberland (13.3 PTS, 3.6 REB, 3.9 AST, 39.7 FGPCT, 70.0 FTPCT, 31.3 3PPCT), G Keith Williams (12.4 PTS, 4.9 REB, 41.1 FGPCT, 79.0 FTPCT, 37.5 3PPCT)
Key Tigers: C James Wiseman (19.7 PTS, 10.7 REB, 3.0 BLK, 76.9 FGPCT, 70.4 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), F Precious Achiuwa (15.1 PTS, 10.3 REB, 51.5 FGPCT, 56.8 FTPCT, 41.7 3PPCT), F DJ Jeffries (11.4 PTS, 4.6 REB, 55.5 FGPCT, 73.9 FTPCT, 41.7 3PPCT)
Cincinnati and Memphis Against the Spread
The Bearcats are:
- 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 away games
- 2-6 under the total on the road
- 3-11 on the board in their last 14 games as an underdog
- 3-9-1 under the total when getting points
- 3-5-1 vs. the odds in their last nine games at Memphis
- 1-8 under the total on the road vs. the Tigers
The Tigers are:
- 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games at home
- 3-4 under the total at FedEx Forum
- 7-4-1 with the odds in their last 12 games as a favorite
- 3-5 under the total when laying points
- 5-3 against vs. the line against Cincinnati
- 1-4 under the total vs. the Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Memphis Tigers Betting Picks
In this situation, Memphis is a vastly deeper and more complete team. As was previously noted the Bearcats are a terrible CBB Betting value on the road and as a dog. Cincinnati is also in the red against Memphis. Namely, Penny Hardaway’s awesome recruiting has quickly paid off for the Memphis program. An American Athletic Conference championship is in reach. At the very least!
Cincinnati vs. Memphis CBB Bets pick: Memphis Tigers
Cincinnati vs. Memphis CBB Bets Score Prediction: Tigers 91, Bearcats 68