Houston vs. Cincinnati - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston vs. Cincinnati
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:31 PM (TDECU Stadium)
CIN -7 O/U 55
The Bearcats are heading to Houston after pulling off a nice win over UCF. Granted, the win was one that would actually propel the Bearcats up in the rankings and it also helped to prove that the Bearcats can really play well against good teams in close games. However, it also helped to prove that the Bearcats are able to play defense as well and shut down a powerhouse offense as long as it is not named Ohio State.
The Bearcats offense has slowly improved on the year with a total of 27.6 points a game. The offense has managed to throw the ball for a total of 207.6 yards a game and have ran the ball for 187.6 yards a game. Defensively the Bearcats have ended up giving up only 21.4 points a game, but have allowed 193 yards a game on the ground and allowed 129.4 yards a game on the ground.
Houston for their part have really been bouncing all over the place. The team that was a favorite to win quite a few games and threaten for a big bowl early on this year has really slipped down in the rankings. The Cougars are now sitting with a 2-3 record and they are 0-1 in conference play. The last game for the Cougars was a 21 point win, but it came against North Texas in a lopsided victory.
The Cougars offense has been able to score 33.8 points a game. The passing attack has been fairly weak with only 158.4 yards a game, but have ran the ball for 251 yards a game. The defense has been suspect for the Cougars with 32 points a game allowed, but have allowed 313.2 yards a game in the air and 178.8 yards a game on the ground.
The Bearcats are coming in after a gut wrenching win that saw them have to push hard on the day. However, the Cougars are coming in after blowing up North Texas, but that was expected. Look for the Cougars to have a harder time facing a stiffer defense that Cincinnati can bring to the field and that leads to the Bearcats controlling the game and getting their offense balanced out right. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Bearcats win, but fail to cover 28-24.