College basketball - Cincinnati at Pittsburgh - 02-14-09

Feb 14, 2009 7:33 PM
by GT Staff |

College basketball

1 p.m. at Pittsburgh

Cincinnati +15½ at Pittsburgh (136½)

If you’ve been playing Pittsburgh at home on the money line, you’re living large. The Panthers are a perfect 15-0 in their crib and have won every game by double-digits. The closest anyone has come to Pitt was last Monday when West Virginia lost 70-59. What Pittsburgh has to deal with against the Bearcats is focus. The Panthers have a huge matchup Monday night at UConn in what could decide the No. 1 ranking next week.

As for today, Cincinnati is worth a look. The Bearcats are a bubble team at 17-8, but have won and covered five of their last six games including two victories against Georgetown. The line opened at 16½ and went down a point, indicating the public may sense a Pittsburgh letdown. We’re hoping that’s the case. CINCINNATI.