Houston vs. Cincinnati AAC Tournament Prediction 3/11/23
- Mar 11, 2023, 6:44:25 PM
The Houston Cougars (30-2, 17-1 AAC) will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (21-11, 11-7 AAC) in the AAC Tournament, and we've got all the information you need to make an informed bet on the game. In this article, we'll provide a team analysis of both squads, review the betting trends and public betting data, discuss any injuries that may affect the game, and make our prediction for the winner and the spread.
The Houston Cougars are the No. 1 seed in the AAC Tournament and one of the top teams in the nation. They have a record of 30-2, including a 17-1 mark in conference play. Houston is fourth in the AAC in defensive rebounds per game, averaging 24.4, and they are led by J'wan Roberts, who is averaging 4.6 per game.
Marcus Sasser has been Houston's top scorer over the past 10 games, averaging 20.2 points per game. The Cougars have won their last 10 games, averaging 75.8 points, 34.7 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 9.3 steals, and 4.5 blocks per game during that span. They have held their opponents to an average of just 59.0 points per game over that stretch.
The Cincinnati Bearcats come into the AAC Tournament with a record of 21-11, including an 11-7 mark in conference play. They have a 2-2 record in games decided by less than four points this season. Landers Nolley II is the team's leading scorer, averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
David Dejulius has been Cincinnati's top scorer over the past 10 games, averaging 15.3 points per game. The Bearcats have won seven of their last 10 games, averaging 81.8 points, 33.3 rebounds, 17.2 assists, 6.5 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game during that span. They have held their opponents to an average of 71.8 points per game over that stretch.
As of the writing of this article, the Houston Cougars are 10-point favorites over the Cincinnati Bearcats. The over/under for the game is set at 136 points. Houston has covered the spread in their last six games against Cincinnati, and the total has gone under in six of the last nine meetings between these two teams.
Public Betting Data
According to the public betting data, 72% of the bets are currently on the Houston Cougars to cover the 10-point spread. 55% of the bets are on the over for the game.
The odds for the Houston Cougars to win the game outright are -590, while the odds for the Cincinnati Bearcats to win the game outright are +420.
There are no major injuries to report for either team heading into this game.
Based on our analysis of both teams, we believe that the Houston Cougars will win this game and cover the 10-point spread. While Cincinnati has been playing well over their last 10 games, they have struggled against Houston in recent years, and the Cougars have been one of the best teams in the nation all season long. With a 30-2 record and a dominant defense, Houston should have no trouble taking care of business against Cincinnati.
The Cougars have been consistently dominant throughout the season, and they have the talent and experience to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. With a stifling defense and a potent offense led by Marcus Sasser, Houston has all the tools they need to make a serious run at a national championship.
While Cincinnati is a talented team that is capable of pulling off an upset, we believe that they will struggle against Houston's suffocating defense. Landers Nolley II and David Dejulius are both capable of putting up big numbers, but they will be facing a tough challenge against the Cougars.
Pick: Houston Cougars (-10)
In conclusion, the Houston Cougars are the clear favorites to win this game and advance in the AAC Tournament. With a dominant defense and a high-powered offense, Houston should have no trouble covering the 10-point spread against Cincinnati. If you're looking to make a bet on this game, we recommend taking the Houston Cougars to cover the spread and continue their impressive run this season.
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