Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 3-1-22

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 3/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 3/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Cincinnati Bearcats (17-12) will battle against the 14th ranked Houston Cougars (24-4) in the AAC at Fertitta Center in Houston on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 9:00 PM ET. Cincinnati needed to win this AAC duel after losing six of their last eight contests and dropped their overall record to 17-12 while riding a three-game losing streak.

 

The Bearcats defeated Wichita State at 85-76 on February 17 but surrendered to Temple, UCF, and just recently to the South Florida Bulls at 54-56 on February 26. Cincinnati fell to 7th place at 7-9 in the American Athletic Conference with a 17-12 overall standing and a 4-5 road record on the year.

 

In their recent two-point loss to South Florida, the Bearcats defended a two-point advantage at 27-25 in the first half but allowed the Bulls to take over the lead at 27-31 in the final half resulting in their 54-56 defeat. Forward John Newman III led the way for Cincinnati with 11 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.

 

The Bearcats gained an average of 70.2 PPG in shooting for 40.8% from the field, 31.6% from the long-range, and 67.0% from the charity stripe while their defense gave up 65.4 PPG on 39.9% FG.

 

Guard David DeJulius led the offense for Cincinnati with an average of 14.4 PPG and 2.5 assists per outing while Guard Jeremiah Davenport added 13.6 PPG as the next leading scorer with a team-high 5.5 rebounds per contest. Guard Mika Adama-Woods dished out an average of 3.2 assists per match for the Bearcats.   

 

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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Predictions 3/1/2022

 

The 14th ranked Houston Cougars won four outings in a row and improved their overall record to 24-4 on the season. The Cougars ended a two-game losing skid after winning over UCF, Wichita State, Tulane, and their recent 14-point loss to the SMU Mustangs on Sunday.

 

No.14 Houston took the lead at 13-2 in the American Athletic Conference with an overall standing at 24-4 and a home record at 14-1 on the year.

 

In beating conference rival SMU, the Cougars held the Mustangs in shooting just 39.0% and controlled the glass by 49-25 total rebounds in gaining a 15-point halftime lead on the way to their 75-61 home win. Forward Fabian White powered the offense for Houston with 21 points and 9 rebounds in the victory.

 

The Cougars nailed an average of 76.3 PPG on 46.7% shooting from the field, 34.1% from the rainbow territory, and 66.0% from the foul line while their defense held their opponents to just 59.0 PPG.

 

Guard Marcus Sasser topped all scorers of Houston with an average of 17.7 points and 2.8 rebounds while Guard Kyler Edwards averaged 13.6 PPG with 5.9 rebounds per outing. Forward Josh Carlton controlled the glass for the Cougars with an average of 6.6 rebounds per game.        

 

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. #14 Houston Cougars. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Houston -15. The Cougars joined the top ten teams nationally in offensive and defensive efficiency while the Bearcats ranked 39th in defense but will have difficulty in dealing with Houston’s defense. The Cougars also got the edge at home with a 14-1 record. Prediction: The Houston Cougars will win at 76-60.  

 

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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 3/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

 

Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX

 

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

 

TV: ESPNU, ESPN2

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Cougars -15     

 

NCAAB Totals: 135.5

 

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