Michigan vs. Cincinnati - 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0) at Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Michigan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -31.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college football action at Michigan Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another victory after beating Austin Peay in their season opener, 26-14. The Cincinnati Bearcats have lost four straight road games. Hayden Moore is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 151 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Moore has six touchdown passes in his last two games. Thomas Geddis and Kahlil Lewis have combined for 89 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jerron Rollins has two receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 97 yards per contest, and Mike Boone leads the way with 100 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 14 points and 313 yards per game. Malik Clements leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 18 tackles, Tyrell Gilbert has one sack and Bryan Wright has one interception.
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The Michigan Wolverines look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Florida, 33-17. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since November of 2015. Wilton Speight is completing 44 percent of his passes for 181 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Speight has five interceptions in his last three games. Tarik Black and Nick Eubanks have combined for 144 receiving yards and one touchdown while Grant Perry has four receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 215 yards per contest, and Ty Isaac leads the way with 114 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 17 points and 192 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Michigan Wolverines with seven tackles, Josh Uche has one sack and Lavert Hill has two pass deflections.
The Bearcats are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in September and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 17-4 in Wolverines last 21 games overall and the under is 16-5 in Bearcats last 21 games overall.
The Cincinnati Bearcats have been awful against the number both dating back to last season and in out of conference play. Beating Austin Peay by just eight points doesn't inspire much confidence that they can go to the big house and hang with a Michigan team that's solid on both ends. This could be a letdown game for the Wilverines after beating Florida in a marquee matchup, but that coaching staff should have them ready. There's levels to college football and the Bearcats aren't used to the physical style of play Michigan is going to bring. If they show up ready to play, the Wolverines should open this game up late in the second half.