PICK: Cincinnati Bearcats face Temple Owls in AAC Tournament
- Mar 10, 2023, 2:59:44 PM
The Cincinnati Bearcats (20-11, 11-7 AAC) will take on the Temple Owls (16-15, 10-8 AAC) in the AAC Tournament on Friday at 3:00 PM ET at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. KingPin.pro has the betting lines and prediction for this matchup.
Cincinnati is entering the game with a record of 20-11, with an 11-7 record in the AAC. They are ranked fifth in the AAC with 9.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Viktor Lakhin who averages 2.3 per game. Landers Nolley II is the leading scorer for Cincinnati with 16.5 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds. David Dejulius is also a key player, averaging 16.3 points and 2.6 rebounds over the last 10 games. In their last 10 games, the Bearcats have a record of 6-4 and have averaged 80.3 points, 32.1 rebounds, 16.9 assists, 5.9 steals, and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field.
Temple comes into this game with a record of 16-15 and 10-8 in the AAC. Khalif Battle is the leading scorer for the Owls with 18.0 points per game and an average of 2.9 made 3-pointers per game while shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc. Damian Dunn is another key player for Temple, averaging 15.6 points over the past 10 games. The Owls' record in AAC action is 10-8 and they are 4-5 in games decided by three points or fewer. In their last 10 games, the Owls have a record of 4-6 and have averaged 73.2 points, 31.0 rebounds, 16.2 assists, 5.5 steals, and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field.
Betting Trends and Public Betting Data
According to KingPin.pro, the betting consensus is that the Cincinnati Bearcats are favored to win this game by five points, with 55% of the public betting in favor of Cincinnati to cover the spread. The over/under for this game is set at 140.5.
Prediction and Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats (-5)
KingPin.pro predicts that the Cincinnati Bearcats will win this game by more than five points. The Bearcats have been playing well in their last 10 games and have the offensive firepower to score at will. Although Temple is a talented team, the Bearcats have a slight edge, and we expect them to cover the spread. Our pick is the Cincinnati Bearcats to win with a spread of -5.0.