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Cincinnati vs. Houston 12/4/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Odds & Info

Game Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars
Date & Time Saturday December 4, 2021, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Latest odds
CIN -10.5 ; O/U 53
TV Channel
abc

The Houston Cougars visit Nippert Stadium on Saturday to play the Cincinnati Bearcats for the American Athletic Conference championship. Houston improved to 11-1 overall and 9-0 in the American Athletic Conference following a 45-17 victory over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday. Clayton Tune passed for 301 yards and four touchdowns and Alton McCaskill rushed for 54 yards and one score.

Clayton Tune has passed for 3,013 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Cougars’ signal-caller has been sacked 27 times. The leading rusher is Alton McCaskill with 844 yards and 16 touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Nathaniel Dell with 1,027 yards and 11 touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Donavan Mutin is the leading tackler with 65 and lineman Derek Parish is the leader in quarterback sacks with 5.0.

Cincinnati improved to 12-0 overall and 8-0 in the American Athletic Conference following a 35-13 victory over East Carolina on Friday night. Cincinnati is No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Quarterback Desmond Ridder threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Cincinnati offense gained 444 total yards but committed three turnovers. The Bearcats held East Carolina to 282 yards and forced a pair of turnovers. Cincinnati also returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown.

Desmond Ridder has passed for 3,000 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The leading rusher for Cincinnati is Jerome Ford with 1,055 yards and 17 touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Alec Pierce with 802 yards and seven touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Joel Dublanko is the leading tackler with 99 and lineman Curtis Brooks is the leader in quarterback sacks with 6.0.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 in the ACC
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Cougars last 6 on the road
  • Cincinnati is 8-3 ATS in its last 11
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Bearcats last 6

Free NCAAF Pick:

Cincinnati Bearcats -10.5

Cincinnati has a talented squad on both sides of the ball as the Bearcats are scoring an average of 39.2 points per game which is 21st in the nation while allowing an average of only 15.8 points per game which is fifth in the country. Cincinnati has covered the number in five of its last seven versus Houston, in three of the last five versus the Cougars played at home and in five of the last seven versus an opponent with a record above .500. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Bearcats win and cover 35-20 ATS.

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