Betting on today’s Bearcats and Knights game? Catch the action at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL, as the Knights hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have UCF as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 136 points.

CINCINNATI BEARCATS VS UCF KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCF Knights -1

This game will be played at Addition Financial Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE UCF KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Knights.
  • Not only will UCF pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Cincinnati Lock in a Road Win?

Today, the Cincinnati Bearcats will look to snap their two-game losing streak as they head to UCF to take on the Knights. On the season, Cincinnati has gone 15-9, including a 4-7 record in Big 12 play.

As an underdog this season, the Bearcats have gone 2-4, compared to their record of 13-5 when favored. On the road, Cincinnati has gone just 3-5, and they enter today’s game with an average scoring margin of -1.5 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Cincinnati has an ATS record of 4-1-1 and they have gone 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Bearcats have an ATS record of 4-4 this year and they have gone 5-5 ATS in their last 10 road games. In their last 3 road games, Cincinnati has a 2-1 ATS mark.

Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in Cincinnati’s games this season (145.3). This year, the over/under record in Bearcats’ games is 11-13. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and their average scoring total in their last five games is 131 points.

In their most recent game, the Cincinnati offense put up just 59 points vs. the Iowa State Cyclones. Overall, they are now averaging 75.6 points per game which is 146th in the country. The top scorer for the Bearcats was Jizzle James with 16 points, while Simas Lukosius also chipped in with 15 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Cincinnati defense is giving up an average of 66.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. UCF. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.4%.

Can UCF Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

UCF will look to bounce back from a narrow 90-88 loss to BYU in their last game. The Knights have gone 13-10 overall, including a 11-4 mark at home. In their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3.

On the year, UCF has been favored in 12 of their 23 games, going 10-2 in those contests. For the season, they have a scoring margin of +13.5 points per game at home.

UCF has an overall ATS record of 13-9-1 this season and they are 9-5-1 vs the spread at home. Their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 5-5 vs the spread. At home, their ATS mark over their last 10 games is 6-3-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for UCF games is 12-11. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points compared to an average over/under line of 139 for the season. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

In their recent matchup, the UCF offense ended with 88 points against BYU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.7% and made 6 threes. Offensively, the Knights have a season long field goal percentage of 41%, which is 357th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 333rd in percentage and 224th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Knights’ defense is nationally ranked 42nd, allowing 66.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. BYU, the Cougars finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 90 points vs. UCF.