SMU vs Cincinnati (9:00am PST)
Today we will use a simple strategy to determine a winner between SMU and Cincinnati. In this game in particular I used motivation as a way to handicap the winner between the two teams. Although you often won't find numbers to support a team's motivation for a game it's certainly there. SMU had their emotional last home game for their Seniors last week as they destroyed Uconn by 26 points. It left the Mustangs with great promise for next year. They won't be competing this year during March Madness due to multiple NCAA infractions.
I see a typical let down spot here for the Mustangs. Cincinnati are seeking revenge and still fighting for their chances to get into the big tournament. Although they have lost the last 5 games by exactly two points, I look for this team to be more motivated one to get the win.
The Bearcats‘ offense is very balanced with Troy Caupain leading at only 12.4 points per game. This team plays very selfishly and shows they can compete with any team in their conference night in and night out.
Look for Cincinnati to win by 8