Cincinnati vs. Houston Free Pick
The Houston Cougars will put their undefeated record on the line today when they host the Cincinnati Bearcats at 3:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Cougars are 9-point home favorites versus the Bearcats while the over/under currently sits at 71 points.
Cincinnati is 5-3 straight up and 4-4 against the spread this season, while Houston is a perfect 8-0 on the year and 6-2 against the spread. The Bearcats are also 1-2 ATS on the road this season while the Cougars are 2-2 ATS at home.
When college football fans think of Houston, they think of Greg Ward Jr. and the Cougars’ high-powered offense, and with good reason. But Houston’s defense continues to be overshadowed. The Cougars have held opponents scoreless in six consecutive quarters and lead the nation with a plus-15 turnover margin. Thanks to the likes of Steven Taylor, Elandon Roberts, Adrian McDonald and William Jackson III, Houston’s defense hasn’t allowed a point in the second half of the team’s last three games. Both of these teams can score, but Houston has the capability of shutting down Cincinnati’s high-powered offense. This line should be closer to 10.
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