Eastern Washington Eagles (0-2) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0)
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bearcats 11/12/23 – An eagerly anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball matchup awaits as Eastern Washington Eagles, currently holding an 0-2 record, meet Cincinnati Bearcats who have started the year off strong at 2-0. This captivating clash is scheduled to take place Sunday – creating an engaging contest that showcases two teams with distinct early season performances that provide invaluable NCAAB matchup tips.
Eastern Washington Eagles’ early season performance has been marred by inconsistency. On offense, they average 65 points per game with a field goal percentage of 40.3%; however, their perimeter shooting effectiveness remains poor with just 25% 3-point field goal percentage. Defense, however, they have shown more proficiency, averaging 6.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game while producing 16 turnovers on average per game that could present Cincinnati Bearcats with tactical advantages.
On the other hand, Cincinnati Bearcats have shown considerable promise during their initial games. Their impressive offensive capabilities include an average of 81 points per game along with a field goal percentage of 45.7% and 3-point shooting success of 35.6%. Their defense has also proven formidable; averaging 8 steals and 2 blocks per game as well as an outstanding rebounding presence that averages 45.5 per game; making them formidable competitors in this matchup.
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bearcats 11/12/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Fifth Third Arena|
Cedric Coward (Forward) vs. Day Day Thomas (Guard)
Cedric Coward of Eastern Washington’s forward line has been an impressive player thus far this season, averaging 12.5 points and five rebounds over two games, showing his ability to contribute on both ends of the court. However, his 11.1% 3-point shooting efficiency needs work – ensuring Eastern Washington will benefit both in terms of scoring points and rebounding rebounds from his presence on court.
Day Day Thomas of the Cincinnati Bearcats has demonstrated outstanding skill during his performances. Averaging 13 points per game with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and 37.5% from three-point range, Thomas stands out as an offensive threat while also boasting an impressive defensive presence with an average of 3.5 steals per game; making him a two-way player who can have an impactful effect on games.
Coward and Thomas’ matchup will feature an intense battle of inside presence versus perimeter playmaking prowess, pitting Coward’s inside game against Thomas’ scoring and playmaking skills to test each other out on the court. Eastern Washington must maximize Coward’s impact inside while Cincinnati relies on Thomas to maintain offensive rhythm and defensive intensity in their contest.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Bearcats -1443, Total Odds: 151
The betting odds heavily favor the Cincinnati Bearcats, reflecting their strong start to the season and overall team performance. The point spread of -15.5 for Cincinnati indicates expectations of a decisive victory. The total odds set at 151 points suggest a high-scoring game, aligning with Cincinnati’s offensive capabilities.
Eastern Washington Eagles Betting Trends
Eastern Washington’s trends show a propensity for high-scoring games, with the total going OVER in 12 of their last 17 games. However, their 1-6 SU record in their last 7 games and a 1-4 SU record in their last 5 road games indicate difficulties in securing wins, especially away from home. Their performance against Big 12 opponents and in November games has been particularly poor, further highlighting their challenges.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Bearcats have been strong in covering the spread, with a 6-3 ATS record in their last 9 games. Their games have predominantly been low-scoring recently, with the total going UNDER in 6 of their last 7 games. Cincinnati’s strong home record of 8-0 SU in their last 8 games and their 14-5 SU record in November games underscore their consistency and strength, especially at home.
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bearcats 11/12/23 Betting Picks
Considering the performance and trends of both teams, the Cincinnati Bearcats appear to be the clear favorites in this matchup. Their offensive efficiency and defensive strength make them a formidable opponent for the Eastern Washington Eagles. However, the Eagles’ tendency for high-scoring games suggests that the total might go OVER, particularly if Cincinnati maintains their scoring form.
In terms of betting picks, Cincinnati is the safer bet, both on the moneyline and potentially covering the spread. For prop bets, focusing on individual performances, such as Day Day Thomas’s points and steals, could be interesting. The over/under bet seems likely to lean towards over, given Eastern Washington’s trend and Cincinnati’s scoring ability. Premium player picks would certainly include Thomas, given his impact on both ends of the court for Cincinnati.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cincinnati Bearcats 85, Eastern Washington Eagles 68