Alabama A&M Bulldogs (1-1) at Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Nippert Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -42.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in college football action at Nippert Stadium.
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs look for a statement victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs have lost eight of their last 11 road games. Aqeel Glass is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 401 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Glass must take better take of the football for the Bulldogs to have a chance here. Octayvius Miles and Brian Jenkins Jr. have combined for 147 receiving yards and one touchdown while Zabrian Moore has five receptions. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs ground game is averaging 159 yards per contest, and Jordan Bentley leads the way with 106 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Alabama A&M is allowing 12.5 points and 215.5 yards per game. Elijah Timarky leads the Alabama A&M Bulldogs with 17 tackles, Armoni Holloway has two sacks and Desmond Fletcher has two pass deflections.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for their first 3-0 start since 2012 when they play their first home game of the season. The Cincinnati Bearcats have lost four of their last five home games. Desmond Ridder is completing 54.3 percent of his passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Ridder enters this game with 35 career pass attempts under his belt. Josiah Deguara and Michael Warren II have combined for 73 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jayshon Jackson has two receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 191 yards per contest, and Warren leads the way with 233 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 8.5 points and 252 yards per game. Marquise Copeland leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 13 tackles, Cortez Broughton has 2.5 sacks and Darrick Forrest has one interception.
The under is 5-0 in Bulldogs last 5 non-conference games and 5-0 in Bulldogs last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 games in September.
The Cincinnati Bearcats have played very well against solid teams on the road, so they should have little trouble beating up on Alabama A&M at home. The spread and total are very close together, so instead of playing with big chalk and risking a backdoor cover once the Bearcats call off the dogs, I'm going to side with the over here. The Cincinnati Bearcats could easily top this small total by themselves.