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Cincinnati vs Navy 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Navy Midshipmen (3-5) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (6-2)
November 5, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -20.5 / Navy Midshipmen +20.5; Over/Under: 48.5
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Navy Midshipmen do battle Saturday in a week 10 college football game at Nippert Stadium. The Navy Midshipmen look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Cincinnati Bearcats look to build on their 6-2 record.

The Navy Midshipmen have lost 5 of their last 8 road games. Tai Lavatai is completing 46.2 percent of his passes for 787 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Jayden Umbarger and Vincent Terrell Jr. have combined for 437 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Mark Walker has 9 receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 244.5 yards per contest, and Daba Fofana leads the way with 488 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 25.4 points and 364.4 yards per game. John Marshall leads the Navy Midshipmen with 61 tackles, Jacob Busic has 6 sacks and Elias Larry has 2 interceptions.

The Cincinnati Bearcats haven’t lost a home game since November 2017. Ben Bryant is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,059 yards, 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Tyler Scott and Tre Tucker have combined for 1,053 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Jadon Thompson has 16 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 144.4 yards per contest, and Charles McClelland leads the way with 667 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 22.4 points and 330.4 yards per game. Ivan Pace Jr. leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 83 tackles, Jowon Briggs has 3 sacks and Ja’von Hicks has 2 interceptions.

The Midshipmen are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games in November. The Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Midshipmen last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Bearcats last 4 games overall.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are the better, more balanced team, they’re money at home, and they’ll be eager to bounce back after a loss to UCF. However, the Navy Midshipmen hung around with a good Cincinnati team last season, and a lot of their games this year have been competitive. Also, while Navy has issues, it’s still one of the best rushing teams in the country and the ability to chew the clock gives them a chance to cover these big numbers. I’ll take my chances with the 3 free touchdowns.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Navy Midshipmen +20.5

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