Purdue vs. Cincinnati - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +6 -- Over/Under: 60.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and Purdue Boilermakers play Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium on BTN.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another victory after cruising by Tennessee-Martin in the opening week. Hayden Moore is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 260 yards, two touchdowns and one interceptions. Moore has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Devin Gray and Nate Cole have combined for 175 receiving yards and one touchdown while Avery Johnson has two receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 140 yards per contest, and Tion Green leads the way with 97 yards on 16 carries. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing seven points and 323 yards per game. Eric Wilson leads the Bearcats with 15 tackles, Kimoni Fitz has one sack and Tyrell Gilbert has one interception. Andrew Gantz is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Purdue Boilermakers also look to remain unbeaten after beating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels opening week. David Blough is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Blough has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Domonique Young and Cameron Posey have combined for 115 receiving yards on 13 catches while DeAngelo Yancey has one reception. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 261 yards per contest, and Markell Jones leads the way with 145 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 24 points and 398 yards per game. Ja'Whaun Bentley leads the Boilermakers with nine tackles, Gelen Robinson has one interception and Jimmy Herman has one pass deflection. Austin Larkin, Tim Faison and DaWan Hunte are questionable.
The Bearcats are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Purdue isn't one of the better teams in the Big Ten but still has enough talent to give Cincinnati a run, especially at home. The Boilermakers opening victory should help their confidence and give them a boost in thinking they could get another W here. The Bearcats aren't some worldbeaters and have lost four of their last five road games.