Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights: 2/14/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 14, 2021

The Cincinnati Bearcats (6-7) are favored (-5.5) to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the UCF Knights (6-10) at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Fifth Third Arena. The matchup airs on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 136 points.

Betting Information

Cincinnati vs UCF Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Cincinnati -5.5 -108 -113 136 -109 -112 -240 190

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Cincinnati vs UCF
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCF (+5.5) Over (136) Cincinnati 70 UCF 67

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Total Facts

  • In nine of 13 opportunities (69.2%) this year, the Bearcats and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 136 points.
  • In seven of 16 games (43.8%) this year, UCF and its opponents have combined to score at least 136 points.
  • The Bearcats and the Knights combine to average 2.1 less points per game than the total of 136 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.3 more points per game (140.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 136 points.
  • The average point total in Bearcats games this year is 3.1 more points than the over/under of 136 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Knights games this year is 0.8 fewer points than the point total of 136 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 68.8 points per game the Bearcats put up are just 1.3 fewer points than the Knights allow (70.1).
  • Cincinnati has a 3-2 record overall and a 2-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 70.1 points.
  • UCF has a 3-5 record against the spread and a 2-6 record overall when allowing more than 68.8 points.
  • The Knights score an average of 65.1 points per game, 5.1 fewer points than the 70.2 the Bearcats give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 70.2 points, UCF is 4-0 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-7 and a 3-6 record overall when its opponents score more than 65.1 points.
  • The Bearcats have a negative point differential on the season (-18 total points, -1.4 per game), as do the Knights (-79 total points, -5 per game).

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Cincinnati Betting Information

  • Cincinnati has covered in just three of 12 matchups this season.
  • The Bearcats have posted a losing record of 0-4 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or bigger.
  • Cincinnati has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 9 of 12 games for a 75% rate.

UCF Betting Information

  • UCF has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 7-9 ATS.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Knights have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • The Knights and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this season — 7 of 16 (43.8%).

Head to Head

Cincinnati vs UCF (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/22/2020 Cincinnati -2.5 140 -144 +121 Regular Season 75-70 UCF
2/19/2020 Cincinnati -11.5 136 -812 +532 Regular Season 89-87 UCF
1/11/2020 Cincinnati -2.5 134 -148 +120 Regular Season 68-54 CIN
3/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 58-55 UCF
2/21/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 60-55 CIN

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Cincinnati Leaders

  • The Bearcats scoring leader is Keith Williams, who averages 14.8 per contest to go with 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
  • Cincinnati’s leading rebounder is Tari Eason averaging 5.6 boards per game and its best passer is David Dejulius and his 4.9 assists per game.
  • Jeremiah Davenport leads the Bearcats in three-point shooting with an average of 1.6 threes per game.
  • Williams is the Bearcats leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Chris Vogt leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

UCF Leaders

  • Darius Perry collects 14.2 points and adds 2.9 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Knights’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • The Knights’ top rebounder is Brandon Mahan — he grabs 5.2 per game while averaging 13.7 points per game.
  • Darin Green Jr. is the top shooter from distance for the Knights, hitting 2.3 threes per game.
  • UCF’s leader in steals is Isaiah Adams with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is C.J. Walker with 1.5 per game.
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