Providence vs. Cincinnati Big East Second Round Picks 3/13/13

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The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Wednesday night. The Cincinnati Bearcats and Providence Friars will have it the Big East Tournament Second Round, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.

Big East Tournament Second Round Picks: Providence Friars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 12:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Providence vs. Cincinnati Live TV: ESPN

The second round of the Big East Tournament is when things really get going, and this is a great way to start the clashes. Cincinnati may or may not need this game to get into the NCAA Tournament, but we know that Providence needs the game for sure. The Bearcats are the better seeded team in this one, but we aren’t so sure that they are really the better team. Cincinnati just isn’t playing that well right now, as it really has only played one great game (a win against Villanova on February 12th) since the middle of January. The Friars meanwhile, are playing with their hair on fire, winning seven out of nine and really only playing one awful game in that stretch. We know that G Sean Kilpatrick is rock solid, and the defense for the Bearcats is great. However, Providence has one of the best pure shooters in the conference in G Bryce Cotton, and there are a number of other players that are just playing incredibly well on the offensive end. It wasn’t an accident that the Friars won when these two teams met back on February 6th, which signaled the beginning of their great run (and the beginning of the horrid drop for the Bearcats). This should be a game that comes right down to the wire, and if that’s going to be the case, we want the hotter team with the better shooters on our side.

Providence vs. Cincinnati Pick: Providence Friars +3.5
Big East Second Round Prediction: Providence 68 – Cincinnati 65

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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