Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Betting Prediction

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 3/13/2024

The Cincinnati Bearcats (18-13) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (22-9) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City and televised on ESPN2. Cincinnati is coming off a win in their previous game, while Kansas is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Houston. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Cincinnati Bearcats Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their matchup with Kansas, the Bearcats have a record of 18-13, including a 7-10 mark in Big 12 play. Their average scoring margin on the road is -3.3, and they have gone 4-7 away from home this season.

So far, Cincinnati has been the favorite in 21 of their 31 games, going 15-6 in those contests. They are currently riding a two-game winning streak after defeating West Virginia by a score of 92-56.

When looking at Cincinnati’s ATS record this season, they are just below .500 at 14-15-1. However, they have been much better vs. the spread on the road, going 6-5 this year. Over their last 10 road games, the Bearcats are 7-3 ATS. As the favorite, Cincinnati has gone 8-13 vs. the spread this season and just 3-7 over their last 10 games as the favorite.

On the season, the over/under record for Cincinnati sits at 15-15 and the average scoring total in their games is 142.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (144.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

The Kansas Jayhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into today’s game against Cincinnati, Kansas has been dominant at home. They have gone 16-1 at home this season and have an average scoring margin of +14.2 points per game. The Jayhawks have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, Kansas has gone 22-9 this season and 10-8 in Big 12 play. They have gone 12-1 in non-conference games.

As the underdog this season, Kansas has gone just 1-3 vs. the spread. The Jayhawks’ overall ATS record is 13-18. At home, they have an ATS mark of 9-8, but they are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the host.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 14-17. So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 137. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points. On the year, the average over/under line in their games is 145 and their games have finished with an average of 144.6 points.

Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

The Cincinnati offense is coming off a game in which they scored 92 points vs. West Virginia. Overall their field goal percentage was 59% while connecting on 8 threes. Offensively, the Bearcats have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 226th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 317th in percentage and 225th in three-pointers made.

Daniel Skillings (G) 12.1 6.4 1.5
Day Day Thomas (G) 10.2 2.4 3.3
John Newman III (F) 9.7 5.1 1.7

Kansas Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Kansas offense ended with 46 points against Houston. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.3% and made 3 threes. Offensively, the Jayhawks have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 34th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 224th in percentage and 332nd in three-pointers made.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.0 10.8 2.2
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 18.3 6.0 4.1
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.1 4.5 3.1

Cincinnati Team Defense

The Bearcats’ defense is presently ranked 66th nationally, allowing an average of 67.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. West Virginia, the Mountaineers finished with a field goal percentage of 59% and a total of 56 points vs. Cincinnati.

Kansas Team Defense

At this time, the Jayhawks’ defense is positioned 82nd in the country, permitting 68.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Cincinnati. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.

Bearcats vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Cincinnati has a 0-3 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 62 points per game while allowing 72. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Across their five previous home games, Kansas has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 61 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Jayhawks have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Kansas posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, Cincinnati has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.

Bearcats vs Jayhawks Prediction

The Jayhawks come in as the underdog at +1.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 137 and our model has the Bearcats and Jayhawks finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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