Wichita State Shockers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats: 3/13/2021 AAC Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Playoff Odds and Trends

Written by on March 13, 2021

The No. 1 seed Wichita State Shockers (16-4) are favored by 4 points in their AAC Tournament semifinal matchup against the No. 5 seed Cincinnati Bearcats (11-10) on Saturday at Dickies Arena, tipping off at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN2. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Wichita State vs Cincinnati Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wichita State -4 -110 -110 144 -110 -110 -184 154

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Total Facts

  • The Shockers and their opponents have recorded more than 144 points in 30% of their games this year (six of 20 opportunities).
  • In 11 of 21 outings (52.4%) this year, Cincinnati and its opponents have combined to score at least 144 points.
  • The Shockers and the Bearcats combine to average one fewer point per game than the over/under of 144 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.3 less points per game (139.7) than this matchup’s total of 144 points.
  • The average point total in Shockers games this year is 3.2 fewer points than the total of 144 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Bearcats games this season is 2.1 fewer points than the point total of 144 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 73 points the Shockers put up per game are only 1.1 more points than the Bearcats surrender (71.9).
  • Wichita State is 11-0 overall and 6-0 against the spread when scoring more than 71.9 points.
  • When Cincinnati gives up more than 73 points, it is 1-8 against the spread and 1-8 overall.
  • The Bearcats put up just 2.2 more points per game (70) than the Shockers give up to opponents (67.8).
  • Cincinnati is 6-0 against the spread and 8-6 overall when it scores more than 67.8 points.
  • Wichita State has an ATS record of 5-4 and a 6-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 70 points.
  • The Shockers have totaled 105 more points than their opponents this season (5.2 per game on average), while the Bearcats have been out-scored by 38 total points (1.9 per game average differential).

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Wichita State Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Wichita State has been strong this season, posting a 9-8-1 record.
  • The Shockers have posted a losing record of 2-5 against the spread when the spread is -4 or bigger.
  • Shockers games have played to the total or above 9 times in 18 games this season.

Cincinnati Betting Information

  • Cincinnati has a losing record against the spread, going 7-13 ATS (covering only 35% of the time).
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Bearcats have a record ATS of 1-6.
  • In the majority of Cincinnati’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (16 out of 20 games, 80%).

Head to Head

Wichita State vs Cincinnati (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/10/2021 Wichita State -2 142.5 -134 +111 Regular Season 82-76 WICHST
2/23/2020 Cincinnati -4 137.5 -188 +153 Regular Season 67-64 CIN
2/6/2020 Wichita State -5 133.5 -225 +180 Regular Season 80-79 CIN
2/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-62 CIN
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-55 CIN

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Wichita State Leaders

  • The Shockers scoring leader is Tyson Etienne, who averages 17.3 per contest to go with 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
  • Trey Wade leads the Shockers in rebounding, averaging 5.6 per game, while Alterique Gilbert leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.1 in each contest.
  • The Shockers get the most three-point shooting production out of Etienne, who makes 3.1 threes per game.
  • Gilbert is Wichita State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Morris Udeze leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Cincinnati Leaders

  • Keith Williams sits at the top of the Bearcats scoring leaderboard with 14.9 points per game. He also collects 4.0 rebounds and dishes out 2.5 assists per game.
  • Tari Eason is at the top of the Bearcats rebounding leaderboard with 5.7 rebounds per game, and David Dejulius paces the team in assists with 4.4 per contest.
  • Jeremiah Davenport is reliable from distance and leads the Bearcats with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Williams (1.2 steals per game) and Eason (1.1 blocks per game) pace the Bearcats in steals and blocks, respectively.
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