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How to watch, what to bet for SMU vs. Cincinnati

Both the SMU Mustangs and Cincinnati Bearcats are on the bubble, and the Ponies will need an elite game to beat Jarron Cumberland and UC tonight.

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Jarron Cumberland drives against East Carolina Pirates forward Brandon Suggs during the second half at Fifth Third Arena.  David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The American Conference has so many teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble it should be sponsored by L’Occitane. Both the SMU Mustangs and the Cincinnati Bearcats have a path to Selection Sunday, but will need some wins to hear their name called. Both teams enter Tuesday’s game at 5-2 in the league and have some early quality wins, but need an NET boost to get closer to security and potentially wearing home jerseys in the Round of 64.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

SMU-Cincinnati will be live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m ET. It’s also available on the WatchESPN app.

Records & Stats

Baylor: 19-1, 8-0 Big 12, 2 NET
Cincinnati: 12-7. 5-2 AAC, 57 NET

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Spread: Cincinnati -5 (opened -6.5)
Total: 139.5 (opened 140.0)
Money line: Cincinnati -245

The Pick: Cinci -5

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