cincinnati vs howard ncaab prediction

NCAAB Cincinnati Bearcats vs Howard Prediction 11/28/2023

The Cincinnati Bearcats (5-0) travel to face off against the Howard Bison (2-4) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Burr Gymnasium in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Cincinnati is coming off a win in their previous game, while Howard is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bryant. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Howard Bison

The Cincinnati Bearcats Are Coming Off A Win

Cincinnati has a perfect 5-0 record heading into their sixth game of the season. Over their last three games, including last year, Cincinnati is 1-2 on the road. Cincinnati enters the game with a solid ATS record of 3-2, sitting above .500. Looking back to last season, Cincinnati has gone 6-4 against the spread in their previous ten games.

Up to this point, games involving Cincinnati have had an average of 147.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 145.2 points. Their over/under record is 3-2-0. In their most recent three games, the Bearcats’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 88 points per game.

The Howard Bison Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bison come into today’s game with a 2-4 record, having just lost to Bryant (67-61). The Bison will be playing their fifth road game of the season, where they are still looking for their first win, while they are undefeated at home. As of now, Howard’s record vs. the spread is at 2-4 going into today’s game. In their previous five games, the team has an ATS record of 5-0.

Howard’s games have, on average, featured 155.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 152.6 points so far. The Bison have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 73 points per game.

Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Cincinnati offense put up 89 points against Georgia Tech. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 14 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Viktor Lakhin who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14. Day Day Thomas also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.2.

Viktor Lakhin (F) 14.0 8.8 2.0
Day Day Thomas (G) 13.2 2.0 3.0
Daniel Skillings (G) 12.8 7.0 1.2

Howard Offense Breakdown

Howard offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Bryant. In that game, they made 7/27 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 31.8%. In terms of offense, the Bison have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 258th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 153rd in percentage and 198th in three-pointers made.

Bryce Harris (G) 17.1 6.4 0.7
Marcus Dockery (G) 11.4 2.9 2.0
Shy Odom (F) 11.3 6.0 3.0

Cincinnati Team Defense

At this time, the Bearcats’ defense is positioned 33rd in the country, permitting 62.4 points per game. In their most recent game, the Cincinnati defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Georgia Tech knocked down 14 three-pointers on their way to 54 points.

Howard Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Howard is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 80.4 points per game (209th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Howard’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 46.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.5% this season.

Bearcats vs Bison Trends

  • Across the Bearcats last ten road games, the team averaged 71 points per game while allowing 72. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 4-6 straight-up.
  • In their last three games at home, the Bison have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 70 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bison have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Howard posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bearcats have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Cincinnati posted a straight up mark of 10-0 in these matchups.

Bearcats vs Bison Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +10.5, we have the Bison as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 148.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.

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