2014 Cincinnati Bearcats Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/11/2014
2013 Record: 9-4
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 7.5*
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Cincinnati has proven itself as one of the most consistent and versatile football programs in the nation despite seemingly constant turnover on the roster and the coaching staff. The Bearcats will again be relying on a newcomer at a critical position as they vie for the AAC's top slot.
Gunner Kiel, a Notre Dame transfer, will be under center for second-year coach Tommy Tuberville this fall. Tuberville's first season in Cincinnati was fruitful as the Bearcats closed the regular season with six of seven wins. The 2014 season will rest on the arm of Kiel, who will benefit from an array of experienced skill position players to help ease him back into the swing of things.
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Cincinnati has a challenging nonconference schedule this year with trips to Ohio State (Sept. 27) and Miami (Oct. 11). But they benefit from a soft league schedule, as they avoid Central Florida altogether and they get Houston at home in the final regular season game of the year.
The Bearcats have the advantage of possessing more talent than most of the schools on their schedule. However, Cincinnati has to play five of seven games on the road between Oct. 11 and Nov. 29. That is the heart of the schedule and it could prove tricky.
But even if Cincinnati loses to both Ohio State and Miami, and I believe they will be upset at least once on the road, that would still leave them at 9-3 on the season. If their season win total is set this low at 7.5 I would still be excited about an 'over' bet because they could actually get upset twice and still clear the bar.
I think that's exactly what happens. I'll call for an 8-4 mark for the Bearcats and against this number we'd play it 'over'.
2014 Cincinnati Bearcats Schedule
Fri, Sep 12th, 2014 Toledo 07:00 PM Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 Miami-Ohio TBA Nippert Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 at Ohio State 06:00 PM Ohio Stadium
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 Memphis TBA Nippert Stadium
Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 at Miami-FL TBA Sun Life Stadium
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 at SMU TBA Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 07:00 PM Nippert Stadium
Fri, Oct 31st, 2014 at Tulane 08:00 PM Yulman Stadium
Thu, Nov 13th, 2014 East Carolina 07:00 PM Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 at Connecticut TBA Rentschler Field
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 at Temple TBA Lincoln Financial Field
Sat, Dec 6th, 2014 Houston TBA Nippert Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Raphael Esparza. Esparza was a Las Vegas sportsbook manager for 13 years at some of the largest books on The Strip. He is a proven oddsmaker and this is his projected total.
Robert Ferringo was the top football handicapper in the country last year, earning nearly $8,000 in total football profit in 2013-14 and posting one of the best seasons in America. He hit 62.1 percent for the entire NFL season (95-58) and was amazing down the stretch, closing with 11 of 14 winning NFL weeks and 12 of 15 overall winning football weeks. Robert has posted 3 of 4 winning football seasons, 6 of 7 winning NFL seasons, 30 of 44 winning football months, and 6 of 7 winning NFL preseasons. Also, Robert's proprietary KING College Football Betting System posted another winning season (now 2-for-2) and is 83-58 over the last two years (58.9 percent).
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