Cincinnati at Marshall NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats are headed to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. Cincinnati opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The Bearcats are 2-1-0 ATS and 0-3-0 when betting on the total. The Thundering Herd are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
09/22/19 TE Josh Whyle Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
09/22/19 S Kyriq McDonald Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Marshall
09/07/19 RB Gerrid Doaks Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/19 S James Wiggins Knee is out for season
08/29/19 CB Arquon Bush Toe is out indefinitely
08/29/19 RB Charles McClelland ACL is out for season
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/22/19 WR Obi Obialo Foot is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati U
The last time they played, the Cincinnati Bearcats played the Miami RedHawks and won 35-13. Leading the way at QB for the Bearcats was Desmond Ridder who went 14/30 with 186 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. Michael Warren II led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 73 yards and he notched 3 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 113 yards on 12 carries which meant he was running for 9.4 yards per run. Thomas Geddis was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 51 yards on 1 catch. He had an average of 51.0 yards per reception for the game. The Cincinnati Bearcats ran the ball a total of 48 times and racked up a total of 234 yards which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per run. For the contest, the Bearcats earned a total of 23 1st downs and they totaled 11 penalties for 115 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. Overall, they ran 78 plays for a total of 420 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Cincinnati allowed 10 catches on 18 attempts for a total of 143 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the running game, the Bearcats allowed 64 yards on 40 tries giving the other team an average of 1.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 207 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Bearcats come into this game with a record of 2-1 in 2019. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 9th in the conference and 110th in the nation with 1,110 yards. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 19.7 points per contest, which has them at 118th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 172 yards on the ground per contest which is 8th in the AAC. The Bearcats have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 23 points per game ranking them 6th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bearcats have allowed 594 yards. Teams are completing 56.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, Cincinnati is giving up 132 yards per contest putting them 4th in the American Athletic Conference and 54th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.2 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the American Athletic Conference and 35th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 396 rushing yards through 3 games.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd played the Ohio Bobcats and won by a score of 33-31. Brenden Knox led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 36 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He scurried for 133 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 8.3 yards per carry. Xavier Gaines led the team in receiving yardage by earning 53 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 17.7 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 17/28 with 206 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Marshall Thundering Herd rushed the ball a total of 46 times and earned a total of 305 yards which gave them an average of 6.6 yards per run. Overall, they finished with a total of 74 plays which added up to 511 yards. For the contest, the Thundering Herd earned 24 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 20 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the defensive side of the ball, Marshall allowed 15 catches on 26 throws totaling 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. Overall, they gave up a total of 438 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Thundering Herd allowed 223 yards on 31 carries allowing their opponent an average of 7.2 yards per run allowed.
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The Thundering Herd head into this game 2-1. Marshall has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 233.7 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 25th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 701 yards rushing through 3 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Thundering Herd average 434.3 yards per game overall putting them 52nd in Division 1 and 4th in Conference USA. The Thundering Herd are giving up 20.7 points per contest ranking them 2nd in C-USA and 42nd in the country. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 62 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 144.7 yards per contest ranking them 70th in Division 1 and 5th in C-USA. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 434 yards rushing and 3 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They are giving up 232.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Thundering Herd currently sit at 7th in C-USA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bearcats -2.5 and under the total points
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