|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABThe late game in the NCAA tournament on Friday night features the Cincinnati Bearcats taking on the St. Joseph's Hawks. The game at Spokane Arena is Spokane, WA, is scheduled to tip off at 9:57 PM ET, and will be televised on TRU. As of this writing, Cincinnati is favored to win this game.
Cincinnati is 22-10 SU and 12-16 ATS so far this season. Ten of their games have gone OVER the line, with seventeen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 104-97 loss in overtime to UConn, where they failed to cover the spread as -2 point favorites. The total went OVER the 124 point line set by online sportsbook sites for that game.
St. Joseph's is 27-7 SU and 22-10-1 ATS overall this year. Nineteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with thirteen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of an 87-74 win over VCU, where they won against the spread as 4 point underdogs. The total went OVER the 148 point line set by sports betting companies in that matchup.
Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS overall lately, and 2-6 ATS on Friday night. They are 1-4 ATS in the NCAA tournament, and 1-6 ATS against non-conference teams. They are 1-6 ATS when playing at a neutral site.
The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their games against the Atlantic 10, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 39 of their last 51 against non-conference teams, and UNDER in 16 of their last 21 games at a neutral site. The total has gone UNDER in 42 of their last 60 games coming off of a loss against the spread, and UNDER in 74 of their last 108 games overall.
St. Joseph's is 7-0-1 ATS in non-conference play, and 5-0 ATS at neutral sites. They are 21-7-1 ATS overall lately, and 20-7-1 ATS on Friday. They are 13-5-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 15-6-1 ATS after a SU win. They are 2-5 ATS in the NCAA tournament.
The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games on Friday, and OVER in all 9 of their games coming off of a SU win. The total has gone OVER in all 8 of their games after a win spreadwise, and OVER in 3 of their last 4 at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 13 games overall, and OVER in 5 of their last 8 in the NCAA tournament. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 5 games against non-conference opponents.
These teams have never met before.
For Friday night's NCAA tournament first round matchup, betting odds have Cincinnati listed as -3 ½ point favorites. The over/under is set at 136 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Bearcats are listed at -165, with the Hawks a +145.