Cincinnati vs. UCONN - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UCONN Huskies (2-7) at Cincinnati Bearcats (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Nippert Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -35 -- Over/Under:
The UConn Huskies and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in college football action at Nippert Stadium.
The UConn Huskies need a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The UConn Huskies have lost three of their four road games this season. Jack Zergiotis is completing 58 percent of his passes for 1,079 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions. UConn quarterbacks have combined for 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. Cameron Ross and Ardell Brown have combined for 770 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Art Thompkins has 35 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 136.2 yards per contest, and Kevin Mensah leads the way with 803 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, UConn is allowing 39.8 points and 445.8 yards per game. Tyler Coyle leads the UConn Huskies with 68 tackles, Lwal Uguak has four sacks and Abiola Olaniyan has one interception.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats haven’t won a home game since November of 2017. Desmond Ridder is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,560 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ridder has 13 touchdown passes in his last six games. Alec Pierce and Josiah Deguara have combined for 810 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Rashad Medaris has 16 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 192.5 yards per contest, and Michael Warren II leads the way with 639 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 23.3 points and 381.4 yards per game. Darrick Forrest leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 70 tackles, Michael Pitts has 4.5 sacks and Ja'von Hicks has four interceptions.
The Huskies are 16-37-2 ATS in their last 55 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 20-48-2 ATS in their last 70 games overall. The Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Cincinnati and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Bearcats last 4 home games. The over is 5-2 in Huskies last 7 road games.
The UConn Huskies are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games as a double-digit road underdog. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a double-digit home favorite. The UConn Huskies have scored 17 or less points in three of their last four games, and they're back to being one of the worst defensive teams in college football. The Cincinnati Bearcats are looking like one of the best teams in the AAC, and they beat UConn on the road last season by 42 points. Bottom line is UConn is a heavy underdog every week and rarely covers the number. So, it's the Bearcats in a blowout or pass.