Tulsa vs. Cincinnati - 11/25/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (4-7) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (8-3)
College Football: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Cincinnati Bearcats will travel to Chapman Stadium to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this Friday night in College Football action.
The Cincinnati Bearcats lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 4-7 (1-6 AAC) on the season after they were defeated by the Memphis Tigers, 34-7, this past Friday. Cincinnati once again struggled offensively and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 27-0 margin at halftime. Cincinnati was outgained by Memphis by a 331-244 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin. Leading the way for the Bearcats was QB Hayden Moore who completed 23 of 34 passes for 144 passing yards, 1 TD, and 2 INT. On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 17.7 ppg on 359.5 total yards per game (242.8 passing, 116.7 rushing). Offensively, Cincinnati has been led QB Hayden Moore who had completed 57.8% of his passes for 8 TD and 7 INT while averaging 228.8 passing yds/g. Leading the Cincinnati backfield has been Tion Green (13.8 att/g, 64.5 yds/g, 2 TD) and Mike Boone (11.7 att/g, 43.1 yds/g, 2 TD). Devin Gray (4.8 rec/g, 65.2 yds/g, 4 TD), Kahlil Lewis (4.4 rec/g, 55.0 yds/g, 5 TD), and Nate Cole (4.7 rec/g, 45.3 yds/g, 4 TD) have been the leading receivers for the Bearcats. Defensively, Cincinnati is holding their opponents to an average of 25.7 ppg on 405.7 total yards per game (226.7 passing, 179.0 rushing).
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane improved to 8-3 (5-2 AAC) on the season after defeating the UCF Knights, 35-20, this past Saturday. Tulsa used a big 3rd quarter in which they outscored UCF by a 21-0 margin to help create some separation and secure the victory. Tulsa outgained UCF by a 474-321 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin. Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane was D’Angelo Brewer who had 2 TD’s and 167 rushing yards on 25 carries. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 41.5 ppg on 513.5 total yards per game (256.7 passing, 256.8 rushing). Offensively, Tulsa has been led by their rushing duo of James Flanders (18.4 att/g, 121.1 yds/g, 15 TD) and D’Angelo Brewer (22.6 att/g, 123.1 yds/g, 7 TD). QB Dane Evans has completed 57.4% of his passes for 24 TD and 10 INT while averaging 249.0 passing yds/g. Keevan Lucas (6.0 rec/g, 89.8 yds/g, 11 TD), Josh Atkinson (5.5 rec/g, 75.5 yds/g, 7 TD), Justin Hobbs (4.0 rec/g, 57.7 yds/g, 3 TD), and Keenen Johnson (3.3 rec/g, 34.3 yds/g, 1 TD) have been the leading receivers for the Golden Hurricane. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing their opponents to an average of 31.0 ppg on 423.2 total yards per game (234.5 passing, 188.6 rushing).
The Bearcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in November and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November.
Cincinnati has looked like one of the worst football teams in College Football over the past 4 weeks as the Bearcats just can’t find any answers on the offensive end as during their 4-game losing streak, the Bearcats are averaging just 6.5 ppg. Tulsa lost a heartbreaker to Navy a couple of weeks ago which has cost them their chance to play in the AAC championship game, however, the Golden Hurricane have been outstanding this season and have one of the best RB duos in the country in James Flanders and D’Angelo Brewer who both are averaging over 100 yds/g. This line is already shifted a few points in Cincinnati’s favor however, as I think Tulsa will be able to win this game by at least 3 TD’s, I’m taking the Golden Hurricanes to cover in this one.