A full lineup of college basketball is on tap for Saturday, but two interesting games match the No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats visiting the SMU Mustangs and the No 23 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs visiting the No. 24 ranked Memphis Tigers.
Cincinnati is 21-2 SU and 9-8-1 ATS this season. The Bearcats have won 15 straight games but will be facing a tough SMU team that is 17-5 SU and 14-5 ATS.
Cincinnati has covered just two of its last seven games played, while SMU has covered 9 of its past 10.
The Bearcats defeated the Mustangs 76-67 on New Year’s Day and covered the spread of 7.5 points.
Cincinnati had all it could do to win its last game. The Bearcats held off Connecticut 63-58 at home with forward Sean Kilpatrick strengthening his case as player of the year in the American Athletic Conference.
Kilpatrick scored 26 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 6 assists. He hit two free throws to clinch the win with only 4 seconds left on the clock.
SMU has won 12 straight home games and looks to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. On Thursday, the Mustangs defeated Temple by the score of 75-52.
SMU has not beaten a team in the Top 10 since 1987.
The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the past 14 SMU games. Cincinnati has a record of 3-11 ATS over its past 14 games on the road. The Mustangs are 6-0 against the number in their past six games at home.
Pick: SMU(-3) less the points
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 21-3 SU and 11-10-1 ATS and will be going for their eighth consecutive win. The Bulldogs are underdogs on Bovada and betonline by +4 points in their game against Memphis.
The Tigers are 17-5 straight up and 12-7 against the number. The teams played for six straight seasons, ending in 2011, with Memphis going 5-1 SU in the six games.
Memphis is led by Austin Nichols, its freshman forward, who had 18 points in the Tigers rout of Rutgers, earlier in the week.
The UNDER has gone 5-0 in the last five games overall for Gonzaga. Gonzaga has a record of 18-6-2 ATS over its past 26 games after a loss ATS.
Topbet and sportsbook.com show that the underdog has a 5-0 ATS record over the past five games played head to head between the two schools.
The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the past 17 games Memphis had played.
This is the first time Gonzaga has faced a ranked opponent all season. It is also the first time Gonzaga is the underdog this season. However, the small -4 spread does not indicate the overall superiority of Memphis and the huge advantage playing on its home court.
Pick: Memphis (-4) less the points