March Madness gambling handicappers also have plenty of respect for the Missouri Tigers as they have become a regular fixture on the board with the March Madness odds.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will face the Missouri Tigers on Thursday night with a starting time of 9:55 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with the game as a pick. The game can be seen on TNT TV. This game is from the West regional bracket and will be played in Washington, DC. Mizzou is the 11 seed and Cincinnati is the 6 seed.
Cincinnati has a NCAA March Madness bet record of 25-8 straight up and 15-13 against the spread. The Bearcats were 6-5 against the spread on the road this year and went under the total in 7 out of 11 lined away games. The Bearcats are in good form as of late with 6 payouts in their last 8 games.
Cincinnati was eliminated in the Big East Tournament by Notre Dame 89-51 as a 2.5 point dog in their last game. The Bearcats are one of the better defensive teams in the NCAA as they ranked 8th in the nation for allowing just 59.2 points per game.
Cincinnati is a middle of the road offensive team that has no one dominant player. Yancy Gates was their leading scorer with 11.8 points per game.
Mizzou has a bet on March Madness record of 23-10 straight up and 12-15-1 against the spread. The Tigers were a poor away team this year with just 2 payouts in 9 games and went over the total in 6 of their 9 lined away games.
Mizzou failed to get the money in their final 5 games heading into the Big Dance and was blown out by Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament 86-71. Missouri is a fine offensive team that ranked 9th in the NCAA for scoring 81.4 points per game but their defense was leaky and allowed 71.4 per game. Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 17.1 points per game.
Cincinnati opened as a +1400 field selection at Sports-Gambling to win the national championship while Missouri was a +12000 March Madness gambling to win the NCAA Tournament.