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Week 2: Cincinnati vs Kennesaw State 9/10/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kennesaw State Owls (0-1) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (0-1)
September 10, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -28 / Kennesaw State Owls +28; Over/Under: -
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Kennesaw State Owls clash Saturday in week 2 college football action at Nippert Stadium. The Kennesaw State Owls look for a win after losing their opener to Samford. The Cincinnati Bearcats look for a win after losing their opener to Arkansas. 

The Kennesaw State Owls have won 5 of their last 8 road games. Xavier Shepherd is completing 38.4 percent of his passes for 135 yards, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Nykeem Farrow and Chavi Marshall have combined for 110 receiving yards on 2 catches, while Gabrie Benyard has 1 reception. The Kennesaw State Owls ground game is averaging 193 yards per contest, and Presto Daniels leads the way with 64 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Kennesaw State is allowing 27 points and 402 yards per game. Garlan Benyard leads the Kennesaw State Owls with 7 tackles, Kerick Reese has 1 sack and Je’Cory Burks has 2 pass deflections.

The Cincinnati Bearcats haven’t lost a home game since November 2017. Ben Bryant is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 325 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Tyler Scott and Tre Tucker have combined for 143 receiving yards on 9 catches, while Charles McClelland has 4 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 113 yards per contest, and Corey Kiner leads the way with 59 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 31 points and 447 yards per game. Ivan Pace Jr. leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 12 tackles, Jaquan Sheppard has 1 sack and Jabari Taylor has 1 forced fumble.

The Owls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 5-0 in Owls last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Bearcats last 9 games overall.

The Kennesaw State Owls have had issues over the years stepping up in competition, and this is another one of those spots. Kennesaw State is just here to collect the check and go home. The Cincinnati Bearcats have been one of the best home teams in college football over the last 5 years, and they can take a lot of positives, pushing a ranked Arkansas club to its limits. With no look ahead spot on the schedule, this should be a comfortable win for the Bearcats.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats -28

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