Cincinnati at Tulane: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (1-6) vs Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Benson Field at Yulman Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tulane Green Wave +26.5 -- Over/Under: 62 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 2nd ranked Cincinnati Bearcats will travel to Yulman Stadium to take on the Tulane Green Wave this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 2nd ranked Cincinnati Bearcats improved to 7-0 on the season after defeating the Navy Midshipmen, 27-20, this past Saturday. Cincinnati had their toughest test of the season against the Midshipmen, however, the Bearcats were able to hang on for the victory after taking a 27-10 lead with 1:13 left in the 3rd quarter. Cincinnati was outgained by Navy by a 308-271 margin and forced 1 turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Bearcats was RB Jerome Ford who had 90 rushing yards & 1 TD on 15 carries.
On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 41.1 ppg on 420.0 total yards per game (234.6 passing yds/g; 185.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Cincinnati has been led by QB Desmon Ridder who has completed 63.6% of his passes for 1620 yards, 15 TD, & 3 INT while also rushing for 124 yards & 3 TD. The top receiving threats for the for Ridder and the Bearcats have been Alec Pierce (27 rec, 443 yards, 3 TD), Tyler Scott (13 rec, 255 yards, 3 TD), Michael Young Jr. (17 rec, 188 yards, TD), & Josh Whyle (11 rec, 133 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Bearcats backfield has been Jerome Ford who has 799 rushing yards & 13 TD on 117 carries.
Defensively, Cincinnati is holding their opponents to an average of 14.6 ppg on 296.6 total yards per game (163.7 passing yds/g; 132.9 rushing yds/g).
The Tulane Green Wave lost their 5th straight game and dropped to 1-6 on the season after being defeated by the 21st ranked SMU Mustangs, 55-26, on October 21st. Tulane had no answers on the defensive end for the SMU passing attack and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 31-7 margin. Tulane was outgained by SMU by a 612-428 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin. Leading the way for the Green Wave was QB Michael Pratt who completed 11 of 22 passes for 234 yards & 3 TD.
On the season, Tulane is averaging 32.1 ppg on 402.9 total yards per game (255.0 passing yds/g; 147.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tulane has been led by QB Michael Pratt who has completed 59.0% of his passes for 1598 yards, 16 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Green Wave have been Tyrick James (23 rec, 350 yards, 3 TD), Duece Watts (16 rec, 253 yards, 2 TD), Jaetavian Toles (14 rec, 214 yards, 2 TD), & Shae Wyatt (16 rec, 177 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Green Wave backfield has been Cameron Carroll who has 358 yards & 2 TD on 71 carries while also hauling in 13 receptions for 179 yards & 2 TD.
Defensively, Tulane is allowing their opponents to average 42.3 ppg on 493.9 total yards per game (300.1 passing yds/g; 193.7 rushing yds/g).
The Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Green Wave are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Cincinnati is one of the best teams in the country and have been solid on both ends of the field as they come into this game ranked 10th in scoring offense & 3rd in scoring defense. Tulane has some talent on the offensive end, however, the defense has been terrible throughout the season and come into this ranked 128th in scoring defense. Cincinnati ranked 2nd in CFB, however, for the Bearcats to continue to have a change to make the playoffs, they need to continue to dominate the easier teams that are in their conference and as I think Desmon Ridder and the Bearcats offense have no problem putting up points in this one, I think Cincinnati wins this one by 30+ and covers this spread. Good Luck!