The UCF Knights will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in an AAC matchup on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats are 17-10 for the season and have acquired the fourth spot in the conference standings. The Knights are 15-10 for the season and will find it tough to make it to the conference tournament this time around. The Bearcats prevailed over the Knights in their most recent clash on February 4, 2023.
Cincinnati vs UCF (AAC) Betting Odds
|Cincinnati Bearcats||+160||+4 (-110)||Over 137.5 (-110)|
|UCF Knights||-180||-4 (-110)||Under 137.5 (-110)|
Cincinnati vs UCF Match Details
Fixture: Cincinnati Bearcats at UCF Knights
Date and Time: Sunday, February 19 at 12:00 PM ET
Venue: CFE Arena, Orlando, FL
Cincinnati vs UCF Key Stats
The Bearcats are 3-2 in their last five games and have covered the spread in three of those contests. In their most recent loss to the EC Pirates, Landers Nolley II scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds while David DeJulius scored 15 points and dished out five assists. Nolley II leads the roster in points average while Viktor Lakhin is averaging 7.2 rpg, 1.2 spg, and 1.2 bpg this season.
Cincinnati is averaging 77.2 ppg on 44.7% shooting while giving up 68.8 points on 42.4% shooting. They are shooting 35.9% from the three-point line and are restricting their opponents to just 31.8% shooting from downtown. The Bearcats are struggling at the charity stripe but are maintaing a decent rebound differential of +2.8.
The Knights are 2-3 in their last five games and have covered the spread in only three of those contests. I their most recent loss to the Memphis Tigers, Taylor Hendricks scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds while Darius Johnson scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out eight assists. Hendricks leads the roster points, rebounds, and blocks per game averages this season, while Johnson leads them in assists and steals per game.
UCF is averaging 72.7 ppg on 42.8% shooting and giving up 65.6 points on 41.6% shooting. They are shooting 36.7% from the three-point line and 76.7% from the charity stripe, while restricting their opponents to just 30.5% shooting from the perimeter. The Knights have struggled to grab rebounds on the offensive end this season.
UCF vs Cincinnati (AAC) Betting Prediction
Cincinnati possesses a better chance of advancing to the tournament than UCF. The Bearcats will realize the direness of the situation and try to control the pace of the game in their favor.
Expect them to dominate the Knights’ defense from the onset. The crowd will play an advantage for UCF but the Bearcats should be able to contest for the second chances and make the most of their FG shooters in this one.
Take the Bearcats ATS in this one.
Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats +4 (-110)