Cincinnati vs Tulane Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 29 (Bearcats' Defense Fends Off Green Wave)

Devon Platana
Cincinnati vs Tulane prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Cincinnati vs Tulane prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Gareth Patterson
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Cincinnati vs Tulane Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Cincinnati (9-4, 0-0 AAC) vs. Tulane (7-4, 0-0 AAC)
  • Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Fifth Third Arena -- Cincinnati, Ohio

There are several exciting NCAA college basketball games lined up for Thursday, Dec. 29, including an AAC showdown between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Tulane Green Wave.

Cincinnati has won three straight games ahead of this matchup, last defeating Detroit Mercy, 72-54, back on Dec. 21. Meanwhile, Tulane was also victorious in its last outing, picking up an 84-63 win over Mississippi Valley State with help from a 27-point effort by Jalen Cook.

Can Cincinnati win its fourth game in a row? Or will Tulane spoil that dream with a strong effort at Fifth Third Arena?

Cincinnati vs Tulane Odds & Spread

Cincinnati enters this contest as the slim favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 150.5 points, which is above average compared to the rest of Thursday's totals.

Cincinnati vs Tulane Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati has beaten the spread nine times in 12 games.
  • As 4.5-point favorites or more, the Bearcats are 7-2 against the spread.
  • There have been seven Cincinnati's games (out of 12) that went over the total this year.
  • Tulane has won twice against the spread this season.
  • Tulane has played 11 games this year, and five of them have gone over the total.
Cincinnati Rank Cincinnati AVG Tulane AVG Tulane Rank
39th 80.4 Points Scored 78.6 71st
175th 68.5 Points Allowed 69.8 215th
119th 33.8 Rebounds 28.8 337th
129th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 5.1 357th
66th 8.8 3pt Made 7.4 193rd
68th 15.5 Assists 15.4 76th
25th 10.2 Turnovers 9.5 8th

Cincinnati vs Tulane Prediction & Pick

While some conference rivalries are even, that isn't the case here. Cincinnati has won 17 of its last 20 games against Tulane, which includes going 9-2 straight up in the last 11 games played at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats will also be more motivated than ever after losing, 68-60, to the Green Wave back in January.

Tulane also shoots the ball a lot worse on the road (41.8%) than it does at home (49.3%). I can see the Green Wave struggling to score against a Cincinnati defense that's kept opponents to 66.0 points on 39.5% shooting at home, even forcing 15.0 turnovers per game during those outings.

With Tulane also losing four of its last five road games and Cincinnati winning eight of its nine outings as the favorite this season, I see another Bearcats victory in the cards tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Cincinnati: 76 | Tulane: 70

Cincinnati vs Tulane Best Bet

As far as the best bet, I'm going with Cincinnati on the spread. The Bearcats have been terrific against the spread (ATS), covering in each of their last seven games overall, as well as their last five at home. The Green Wave have been the complete opposite, going 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games and failing to cover in seven of their last 10 against Cincinnati.

Considering how the Bearcats also have a plus-17.6 scoring margin at home, I'm confident that Cincinnati can cover the 4.5-point spread.

Bet: Under 163.5 Points (-115)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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