Cincinnati vs. Tulsa
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Nippert Stadium)
Cincinnati -17.0 Total 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes travel to the 21st ranked Cincinnati Bearcats for an AAC matchup. Tulsa enters this game with a 2-4 record and an 0-2 AAC record. The Golden Hurricanes are coming off a 45-17 loss at home to Navy. Cincinnati is 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in AAC play. The Bearcats are coming off a 38-23 win at Houston.
Tulsa has wins this year over San Jose State and Wyoming. Tulsa is 0-2 against ranked opponents this year. Zach Smith leads the offense, he has thrown for 1,618 yds and has completed 55% of his passes. He is 125/225 and has thrown for 10 touchdowns to 4 interceptions. Shamari Brooks is the guy to keep an eye on out of the backfield, he has ran for 464 yds and has 4 scores. Keylon Stokes has totaled 467 yds and 4 touchdowns. Linebacker Cooper Edmiston leads the defense in tackles with 56. Tulsa only has 5 sacks on the season.
Cincinnati quarterback Desmon Ritter is 94/153 for 1,227 yds and 13 touchdowns. The Bearcats are guided in the backfield by Michael Warren II. He has rushed for 463 yds and 4 scores. Tight end Josiah Deguara has contributed 4 receiving touchdowns. The defense is led by safety Darrick Forrest with 51 tackles. The Bearcats as a whole have 14 sacks and have forced 9 interceptions.
Betting Trends since 2018:
Tulsa is 4-4 ATS as an away underdog.
Tulsa is 3-0 ATS against ranked opponents.
The under is 9-3 when tulsa is an underdog.
Cincinnati is 7-2 ATS as a home team.
Cincinnati is 12-7 ATS in all games.
The under is 11-8 in all Cincinnati games.
Cincinnati has been better against the spread since 2018. Tulsa ranks 102nd in rush defense in giving up more than 200 yds rushing. Tulsa has almost a zero rush defense and have only been able to get to opposing quarterbacks 5 times this season. Cincinnati should be able to do whatever they want at will on offense, by having all the time in the world to pass the ball. I think Cincinnati wins thanks to the offensive line, opening up holes and giving Ritter ample time to make a decision. Final score prediction, Cincinnati wins and covers 42-17.