Tulsa vs Cincinnati NCAA Football Pick and Parlay
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are headed to Nippert Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Bearcats. The odds on this matchup have Cincinnati as 16.5-point favorites. The Golden Hurricane are 3-3-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Bearcats are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-1-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane took on the Navy Midshipmen and lost 45-17. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 23/49 with 254 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Shamari Brooks led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 55 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per carry. JuanCarlos Santana was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 98 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 10.9 yards per reception in the game. The Golden Hurricane rushed the ball a total of 29 times and earned a total of 69 yards earning them an average of 2.4 yards per run. For the game, the Golden Hurricane racked up 16 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 51 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. Overall, they ran 78 plays for 323 yards. In terms of defense, Tulsa allowed 3 completions on 5 tries for a total of 35 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the ground, the Golden Hurricane allowed 388 yards on 58 attempts which gave them an average of 6.7 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 423 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Golden Hurricane come into this matchup with a record of 2-4 this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 23.3 points per game, putting them 100th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 107.8 yards on the ground per game which is 11th in the AAC. For total yardage, they sit in 8th in the AAC and 89th in Division 1 with 2,275 yards. The Golden Hurricane have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 32.2 points per contest which has them at 10th in the AAC. In terms of yards rushing, Tulsa is allowing 203.5 yards per game putting them 11th in the American Athletic Conference and 107th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry which has them at 10th in the AAC and 92nd in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,221 yards rushing through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Hurricane have allowed 1,628 yards. Opponents are completing 52.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats played the Houston Cougars and ended up getting the victory by a score of 38-23. Leading the way at QB for the Bearcats was Desmond Ridder who went 14/24 with 263 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. Michael Warren II paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 68 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Rashad Medaris was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 121 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 40.3 yards per catch for the game. The Bearcats ran the football 34 times and totaled 131 yards which had them averaging 3.9 yards per run. In the game, the Bearcats racked up 17 1st downs and they totaled 12 penalties for 84 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. Overall, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 394 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Cincinnati allowed 10 catches on 30 throws for a total of 234 yards, and a completion percentage of 33.3%. On the ground, the Bearcats allowed 190 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed 424 yards and forced 5 takeaways.
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The Bearcats head into this game 5-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Bearcats have an offense that could be called mediocre in D-1. Cincinnati is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 178.2 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 54th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,069 yards rushing through 6 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Bearcats average 395 yards per contest overall ranking them 79th in Division 1 and 8th in the conference. The Bearcats are conceding 21.7 points per game which puts them at 6th in the AAC and 42nd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate units in D-1. They are giving up 199.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bearcats are ranked 6th in the American Athletic Conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 130 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are allowing 139.5 yards per game ranking them 50th in the country and 5th in the American Athletic Conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 837 yards rushing and 7.8 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane +16.5 and under 51.5 total points
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