Cincinnati vs Arizona Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 21 (Wildcats Keep Rolling Behind Talented Offense)

Larry Rupp
Cincinnati vs Arizona prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Cincinnati vs Arizona prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Scuteri

Cincinnati vs Arizona Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Cincinnati Bearcats (3-1) vs. No. 14 Arizona Wildcats (3-0)
Date: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Time: 11:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Lahaina Civic Center — Maui, HI

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with an exciting matchup between the Cincinnati Bearcats and No. 14 Arizona Wildcats. Cincinnati suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday as it fell to Northern Kentucky, 64-51. The Bearcats shot a putrid 33.9% from the floor.

Meanwhile, Arizona kept its foot on the gas in a 104-77 win over Utah Tech on Thursday. It was juniors Azuolas Tubelis (20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) and Oumar Ballo (16 points, 11 rebounds) that shined the brightest on offense. All five Wildcats starters ended up scoring double-digit points.

Cincinnati vs Arizona Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: CIN: (+365) | ARI: (-490)
Spread: CIN: +9.5 (-110) | ARI: -9.5 (-110)
Total: 159.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Arizona enters this contest as heavy favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 159.5 points, which is above average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Cincinnati vs Arizona Prediction & Pick

Cincinnati will have to step up on defense if it wants any chance of staying in this game as Arizona has looked unstoppable when it comes to shooting the basketball. The Wildcats enter ranked first in points per game (105.3), first in shooting percentage (63.2%) and first in offensive efficiency (1.23).

Arizona also averages the 10th-most rebounds per game in the country (45.0). Playing at a fast pace does boost that mark, but the Wildcats are capable of gaining extra possessions when controlling the boards. Cincinnati allows an opponent offensive rebounding percentage of 24.2% (No. 101 in NCAA).

Final Score Prediction: Cincinnati: 67 | Arizona: 84

Cincinnati vs Arizona Betting Trends

- Cincinnati is 5-12 against the spread (ATS) in its last 17 games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Cincinnati's last nine games.
- Arizona is 19-0 straight up in its last 19 games in November.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of Arizona's last 12 games.

Cincinnati vs Arizona Best Bet

Outscoring Arizona this season is going to be a tough task fo any team to accomplish. It's difficult to see the Bearcats being able to do it considering they have been held under 70 points in two of their first four games. Cincinnati is also shooting just 26.5% from three-point range (No. 315 in NCAA).

The Wildcats are 3-0 straight up in three head-to-head matchups against the Bearcats and are also 19-0 straight up in their last 19 games played in November. On the other side, Cincinnati is 5-12 against the spread (ATS) in its last 17 games and coming off a loss in which it was a 6.5-point favorite.

Bet: Arizona Wildcats -9.5 (-110)

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