Cincinnati vs. Houston Prediction
Can No. 25 Cincinnati take advantage of a short-handed Houston team when the two meet up in AAC play today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
171 Cincinnati vs. 172 Houston
Saturday, October 12, 2019
3:30PM ET – TDECU Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Cincinnati is favored on the road, as the Bearcats are getting odds of -7 points against Houston. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 51 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent going on Cincinnati as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Houston finds a way to win
It’s been an interesting few weeks for Houston, as the Cougars have lost some of their top players after they decided to take a redshirt season after a slow start to the year. Houston is coming off a 46-25 win at North Texas two weeks ago. The Cougars are 2-3 on the season, 0-1 in the AAC, 3-2 against the spread and 2-2-1 with the over.
Houston has one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 32 points and 492 yards per game this season. The offense is putting up 33.8 points and 411.6 yards per game. Quarterback D’Eriq King and receiver Keith Corbin are sitting out the rest of the season to get another year in 2020. King still is the team’s leading passer and rusher. Clayton Tune has thrown for 124 yards and a touchdown in limited action while Patrick Carr has 279 rushing yards with three scores. Marquez Stevenson is the leading receiver with 24 catches for 298 yards and three touchdowns.
Bearcats heating up
Cincinnati is riding a three-game win streak following its big 27-24 win over UCF last weekend. The Bearcats are 4-1 on the season, 1-0 in the AAC, 4-1 against the spread and 4-1 with the under.
The Bearcats are led by their defense, as they are giving up just 21.4 points and 322.4 yards per game. Offensively, Cincinnati is putting up 27.6 points and 395.2 yards per contest. Desmond Ridder has thrown for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense while Alec Pierce is his leading receiver with 15 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Warren II is the team’s leading rusher with 395 yards and four touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cougars are 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games and 1-8 ATS in their last nine games following a win of more than 20 points.
The Bearcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last six against a losing team and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
Houston has been a problem for Cincinnati, winning the last two meetings with the Bearcats. However, the Bearcats are a mess right now. I don’t care about a win at North Texas, the Cougars can’t play with anyone respectable right now. Cincinnati is locked in on defense, stopping a dynamic UCF offense last weekend. As long as the Bearcats didn’t celebrate their win too much, they should be able to go on the road and run over Houston on offense and defense.
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