Indiana at Cincinnati - 9/24/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Indiana Hoosiers will play the Cincinnati Bearcats in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-0 this season after they defeated Western Kentucky by a score of 33-30 in overtime last week. Indiana did not play their best game, but was able to tie the game up late and win in overtime. The Indiana offense is averaging 30.3 points per game with 297 passing yards per game and 130.3 rushing yards per game. Connor Bazelak has thrown for 891 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions for the Hoosiers this season. Shaun Shivers has rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns, while Cam Camper has caught 23 passes for 292 yards and one score for Indiana. The Indiana defense is allowing 24 points per game and 445.3 yards per game.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-1 this season after they defeated Miami (OH) by a score of 38-17 in Week 3. Cincinnati struggled with Miami in the first half, but was able to close the game on a 31-0 run for the win. The Cincinnati offense is averaging 41.7 points per game with 319.7 passing yards per game and 160.7 rushing yards per game. Ben Bryant has thrown for 863 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions for the Bearcats this season. Charles McClelland has rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns, while Tyler Scott has caught 15 passes for 238 yards and two scores for Cincinnati. The Cincinnati defense is giving up 19.3 points per game and 294.3 yards per game.

Indiana is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 September games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games. The over is 5-0 in Indiana’s last 5 non-conference games. Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 3-1-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 games.

Indiana has really struggled against lesser competition in their last two games, while Cincinnati has been able to take care of business. The Indiana defense has some major issues and Cincinnati should be able to move the ball easily. Cincinnati is the better team in this matchup, but I don’t see them winning by 17 points. I like Indiana with the points.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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