Cincinnati at Ohio State NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Ohio Stadium is the site where Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday. Ohio State opens this contest as 17-point favorites. The over/under opens at 54.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced the UCLA Bruins and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 24-14. Michael Warren II paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he notched 1 TD in this outing. He ran for 92 yards via 26 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Alec Pierce led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 59 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 29.5 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bearcats was Desmond Ridder who went 18/26 with 242 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on this day.
The Bearcats head into this matchup 1-0 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 24 points per game, putting them 85th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 175 rushing yards per game which is 8th in the American Athletic Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 6th in the American Athletic Conference and 68th in college football with 417 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bearcats currently have a total of 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the AAC and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Bearcats have one of the best defenses in the nation giving up 14 points per game, putting them 5th in the AAC and 38th in college football. In terms of yards rushing, Cincinnati is allowing 62 yards per game putting them 4th in the American Athletic Conference and 24th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.7 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the AAC and 17th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 62 yards rushing through 1 game. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bearcats have conceded 242 yards. Teams are completing 30.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.0 yards per try. They have conceded 2 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs.
The last time they played, the Ohio State Buckeyes took the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and added a win to their record by a score of 45-21. J.K. Dobbins led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 17 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 91 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 4.3 yards per carry. Chris Olave was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 68 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 13.6 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 18/25 with 234 yards by way of the pass and tossed 4 TD's. He ended the game without an interception.
The Buckeyes step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Buckeyes have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Buckeyes are currently ranked 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 26th out of all the teams in the country averaging 45 points per contest. Ohio State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 237 yards per game, putting them 34th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 237 rushing yards through 1 game, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Buckeyes average 469 yards per game overall which has them at 48th in Division 1 and 6th in the Big Ten.
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The Buckeyes are allowing 21 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Big Ten and 59th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in Division 1. They are allowing 206 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Buckeyes currently sit at 9th in the Big Ten Conference. They have conceded 1 passing TD for this year. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 21 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 22 yards per contest which puts them at 9th in the country and 4th in the Big Ten Conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 22 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bearcats +17 and under 54 total points
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