Cincinnati vs. Houston prediction and college basketball game preview.
Cincinnati versus Houston Broadcast
Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Playing time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX
Cincinnati (3-7) versus Houston (12-1) match preview
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Why Cincinnati will win
The Bearcats have to go from three to D.
Houston doesn’t have to hit from the outside, but it’s all triggered by jacking up more three than anyone in the conference and then checking the boards if they’re not fully on. It’s no coincidence that the only loss for the Cougars on their worst three-point shooting day of the season – 4:21 in the 65:64 loss to Tulsa – and UC has the ability to close quickly on the outside. Opponents haven’t scored more than 28% of three in any of the last three games, but …
Why Houston will win
Houston can recover and Cincinnati cannot – at least not at the same level.
The Cougars shoot quite a lot from the outside and they are amazing at cleaning up their clutter by leading the nation in offensive rebounds averaging over 16 per game. Cincinnati is just big enough to be tough on the boards, but it’s just not that active. Combine that with the Bearcat problems with periods of drought and this can be fixed quickly.
What will happen
Houston will speed things up early on and take Cincinnati out of style. It will be tight in the first half but the Bearcat twos will be leveled by the Cougar threes as this gets out of hand in the second half.
Houston will win the rebound margin by at least six – Cincinnati needs the second chance points.
Cincinnati vs Houston prediction, line
Houston 77, Cincinnati 65
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