GAME: #659 Tennessee vs #660 Cincinnati
TIME: 12/18/2019 – 7:00p EST
SPREAD: Tennessee -1.5
SPORTSBOOK: 5Dimes Sportsbook
The #21 Tennessee Volunteers (7-2) are set to play a road game at the Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday at 7 pm EST against the Cincinnati Bearcats (6-4). In their last games out the Vols lost to Memphis 47-51 on their home court while the Bearcats also lost on their home court but to a much worse team, Colgate, by a score of 66-67.
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 68.6 points per game while shooting 42.7 from the field. The Volunteers are allowing 55 points per game the fifth-lowest in DI teams and allowing only 36% field goal shooting from their opponents on the defensive end giving them an average winning margin of 13 points. The Volunteers are turning the ball over 13 times per game on offense but on defense, they’re forcing 14 turnovers per game while adding 7.8 steals and 2.8 blocks per game. The Volunteers are led by Jordan Bowden with 12.9 points per game along with Lamonte Turner with 7.1 assists and two steals per game.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 73 points per game while shooting 44% from the field. The Bearcats are allowing 68 points per game and 39% field goal shooting from their opponents on the defensive end. Cincinnati specialized in defense in the Mick Cronin era however they are struggling to hold their opponents to minimal scoring. The Bearcats are turning the ball over 15.9 times per game on offense and on defense they’re forcing 13.9 turnovers while adding 6 steals and two blocks. The Bearcats are led by Keith Williams with 13.2 points and 1.3 steals per game along with Jared Cumberland who is averaging 13.1 points per game along with 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest.
TENNESSEE vs CINCINNATI PREDICTION
Cincinnati is not defending the ball well which is why they have lost to Colgate, Xavier, and Bowling Green. Tennessee will be able to shut down Cincinnati’s offense to keep this a low scoring game and in the end, Tennessee should have no problem covering the spread in this bounce-back win as they are the much better team all-around.
- The Over is 9-1 in Volunteers last 10 games as a road favorite.
- The Over is 11-2 in Volunteers last 13 road games.
- The Under is 5-1 in Volunteers last 6 overall.
- The Under is 11-1 in Bearcats last 12 games as a home underdog.
- The Bearcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
- The Bearcats are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.
Bookie Analysis: Tennessee -1.5 / Under 130.5
Fade the Public: Cincinnati +1.5 / Under 130.5
Sharp Action: no data / no data
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