Against The Spread Pick
The Cincinnati Bearcats have returned to form with four-straight wins in AAC play, and have a chance to make noise as they make a visit to Charles Koch Arena to face the Shockers. Wichita State has had a bit of a slip up in recent games with three losses in their last five games. The Bearcats are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games. Meanwhile the Shockers have struggled against the spread in their last six games, as they have only been able to cover the spread once in that span. These teams have met five in their history, and Cincinnati has won four of those five meetings. That includes a victory for the Bearcats in each of the last three meetings. Wichita State has been tough to beat at home, but regardless backing Cincinnati to cover +3.5 points is the right move.
Over Under Pick
Two of the last three head-to-head meetings between the Bearcats and Shockers have resulted in over totals. Cincinnati has scored at least 66 points in each of the last three head-to-head meetings. If they can reach that level, an over 134 total is quite reachable. Both the Bearcats and Wichita State are averaging around 72 points per game, which makes the over worth its value in this match-up. It might be a close call, but taking the over is the right play.