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Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH) - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami (OH) RedHawks at Cincinnati Bearcats
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Nippert Stadium
Cincinnati, OH
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -16.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in college football action at Nippert Stadium.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for their first road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have split their last six road games. Brett Gabbert is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 338 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Gabbert enters this game with 44 career pass attempts. Jalen Walker and Luke Mayock have combined for 153 receiving yards on six catches while Dominique Robinson has three receptions. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 124.5 yards per contest, and Tyre Shelton leads the way with 69 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 27.5 points and 373.5 yards per game. Sterling Weatherford leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with 12 tackles, Bart Baratti has one sack and Travion Banks has one pass deflection.

The Cincinnati Bearcats also look to get a game above a .500 record after getting rocked last week by Ohio State. The Cincinnati Bearcats haven’t lost a home game since November of 2017. Desmond Ridder is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 408 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Ridder has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 13 games. Alec Pierce and Josiah Deguara have combined for 251 receiving yards and one touchdown while Thomas Geddis has four receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 141 yards per contest, and Michael Warren II leads the way with 107 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 28 points and 363 yards per game. Darrick Forrest leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 16 tackles, Michael Pitts has one sack and Ja'von Hicks has one interception.

The Redhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Redhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Cincinnati and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Bearcats last 7 home games. The over is 8-3 in Redhawks last 11 games overall.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks have covered six of their last nine games as a double-digit underdog. The Cincinnati Bearcats have covered four of their last five games as a double-digit favorite. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have been covering machines dating back to last season, but they didn't look good in their opener against Iowa and lost to Cincinnati last year at home 21-0. The Cincinnati Bearcats should be eager to redeem themselves after laying an egg last week, and this team still has yet to play to its potential. While that may indicate the Bearcats just aren't as good as I thought they were, it's also a possibility that this team finds that second gear in this game. Better options on the board, but the Bearcats in a comfortable win should be the result. 

Pick:
Cincinnati Bearcats -16.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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