Against The Spread Pick
The Cincinnati Bearcats are one of the better teams in the AAC this season. They enter this game with a record of 11-7, which includes a 4-2 conference record. The Bearcats have won three of their previous four games, which includes an 82-57 win at home over East Carolina. Cincinnati will look to build momentum following that win when they travel to take on the Temple Owls on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Owls are in 8th place in the conference with a record of 10-7, which includes a 2-4 conference record. Temple has struggled lately, losing four of their last five, which includes a 52-68 loss on the road against the SMU Mustangs on Saturday. I look for Temple getting 2.5 points at home to be the better play in this match-up. They’ve got a great home-court advantage.
Over Under Pick
Temple has been one of the lowest-scoring teams this season in all of college basketball. They enter this game averaging 67.65 points per game, which ranks 274th in the nation. Defensively they have been one of the better teams, as they are limiting opponents to 63.35 points per game. Meanwhile, Cincinnati enters this game averaging 72.17 points per game, which is right around the national average. However, the Bearcats are an above-average team defensively this season as they are allowing 65.11 points per game. Based on how well both sides have played defensively this season, my money is on the under 132.