Cincinnati vs. Tulsa - 11/14/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-4) at Cincinnati Bearcats (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Nippert Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: EPSN NEWS
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to Nippert Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane won their second straight game and improved to 5-4 (2-3 American West) after defeating the UCF Knights 45-30 this past Saturday. Tulsa outgained UCF by a 425-412 margin and although the Golden Hurricane committed 4 turnovers, they were able to force UCF into committing 4 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for Tulsa was RB Ramadi Warren who 3 TD and 168 yards on 19 carries. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 36.3 ppg on 520.1 yards per game (326.4 passing, 193.7 rushing). Offensively, Tulsa has been led by QB Dane Evans who is completing 61.0% of his passes for 2938 yards (326.4 yds/game), 17 TD, and 7 INT. The Golden Hurricane have many weapons at the WR position and are led by Keyarris Garrett (7.2 rec/game, 110.7 yds/game, 5 TD), Josh Atkinson (4.9 rec/game, 78.4 yds/game, 3 TD) and Keevan Lucas (6.5 rec/game, 102.3 yds/game, 5 TD). Tulsa’s rushing attack consists of Zack Langer (90.14 yds/game, 14 TD) and D’Angelo Brewer (80.43 yds/game, 2 TD). Defensively, Tulsa is allowing their opponents to average 37.3 ppg on 519.1 yards per game (303.6 passing, 215.5 rushing). Tulsa has committed 16 turnovers on the season and has a turnover margin of zero. The Golden Hurricane is lead defensively by DB Michael Mudoh who has 100 tackles and an INT.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats almost pulled off the upset on the road but ending up losing 33-30 to the 25th ranked Houston Cougars which dropped them to 5-4 (2-3 American East) on the season. Cincinnati was able to outgain Houston by a 589-427 margin but did commit three turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Bearcats was QB Gunner Kiel who completed 28 of 51 passes for 523 yards, 4 TD, and 2 INT. On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 37.6 ppg on 578.2 yards per games (387.6 passing, 190.7 rushing). Cincinnati has been led by strong QB play from both Gunner Kiel (65.6 comp %, 291.0 yds/game, 16 TD, 7 INT) and Hayden Moore (59.1 comp %, 204.0 yds/game, 8 TD, 6 INT). The Bearcats currently have four receivers that average more than 50.0 receiving yards per game and are led by Shaq Washington (6.6 rec/game, 78.2 yds/game, 5 TD) and Chris Moore (3.4 rec/game, 74.3 yds/game, 5 TD). The Cincinnati ground game is led by Hosey Williams (11.11 att/game, 63.00 yds/game, 3 TD), Tion Green (12.00 att/game, 61.78 yds/game, 5 TD) and Mike Boone (7.71 att/game, 70.86 yds/game, 4 TD). Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing their opponents to average 27.1 ppg on 382.4 yards per game (199.3 passing, 183.1 rushing). Cincinnati has committed 20 turnovers on the season and has a turnover margin of minus 10. The Bearcats have been led defensively by DB Zac Edwards (61 tackles, 2 INT) and LB Eric Wilson (81 tackles).
The Golden Hurricane are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following at ATS loss and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bearcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 conference games.
This should be an entertaining game to watch as both of these offenses combined are averaging more than 1000 yards of total offense. Cincinnati and especially QB Gunner Kiel looked good against Houston on the road this past Saturday however, this is a team that has been hammered by turnovers all season. Although Cincinnati has multiple weapons on the offensive side of the ball, Tulsa also has a great QB in Dante Evans that should be able to put some points up on the board against the Bearcats defense. Tulsa has been great ATS on the road this season and as they were able to lose by just 14 points against Oklahoma and Houston earlier this season, I think they can keep the final score in this one within two TD’s. Take Tulsa and the points.