Cincinnati over UCLA by 10
The 25th-ranked Bearcats think they are most talented team in the AAC this season (though Wichita State supporters will wholeheartedly disagree) as they welcome back three starters from last year’s 30-win squad. They also have payback on their minds as they were bounced by the Bruins in the second round of last year’s Big Dance. And that makes Mick Cronin’s crew extremely dangerous today in Westwood. Yes, the Bruins are off to a 7-2 start (only 3-6 ATS) but the Cats’ prowl into Pauley Pavilion may not be that perilous considering UCLA is just 5-13 ATS at home against non-division avenging foes, including versus .500 or greater opposition (did we hear John Wooden rolling over in his grave?). Couple that with Cincy’s 3-0 SUATS mark away versus Pac-12 residents and you can see why these Bearcats get the last dance. A must take.