Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (+25.5)
The Tulane Green Wave (1-6) will go up against the Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0) at Yulman Stadium on Saturday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 25.5-point favorites. The total is set at 65.
The Cincinnati Bearcats head into this matchup 7-0 for this season. In their last game, the Bearcats faced the Navy Midshipmen and earned the victory with a final of 27-20. Desmond Ridder finished 18/30 with 176 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 124.6 and finished the game with 1 interception. Jerome Ford was the rushing leader for the Bearcats with 15 carries for 90 yards (6.0 yds per carry). The Cincinnati Bearcats ran the ball a total of 20 times and recorded 96 yards, earning them an average of 4.8 yards per tote. On the day, they had 50 plays for 272 yds. Cincinnati relinquished 11 completions on 15 attempts for 116 yards, and a completion rate of 73.3%. In the running game, the Bearcats gave up 192 yds on 67 tries, which is an average of 2.9 yds per run allowed.
The Bearcats have earned 2,937 total yards this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Cincinnati has earned 12 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 times. Cincinnati has amassed 140 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 52 penalties for 391 yards. As a team they hold an average of 185.0 yards on the ground ranking them 43rd in D-1. When it comes to scoring, the Cincinnati Bearcats have an average of 41.1 points per game.
The Bearcats are ranked 15th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 14.6 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 132.7 rushing yards per game this year. For the season, they have allowed 929 running yards through 7 contests. Concerning passing yardage, the Bearcats have given up 1,146 yds which has them ranked 18th in the nation. They have allowed 163.7 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 51.3%. During the season, they have relinquished 296.4 yards per game which puts them 21st in the country. They have relinquished 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 8 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Green Wave come into this game with a record of 1-6 for this season. In their last game, the Green Wave walked away with a loss by a score of 55-26 when they faced the SMU Mustangs. Cameron Carroll carried the football 16 times for 80 yds, ending the game with 5.0 yards per carry for Tulane. Michael Pratt (3 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 234 yards on 11/22 passing while his quarterback rating was 184.3. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 10.6. Tulane conceded 38 attempts on the ground for 174 yds (4.6 yds per rush). The Green Wave secondary gave up a completion rate of 70.5%, surrendering 438 yards on 31 out of 44 through the air. The Green Wave finished with a total of 428 yds on 64 plays (6.7 yds per play). Tulane ended up running for 5.0 yds per carry, finishing with 194 yards on 39 attempts.
The Tulane Green Wave hold an average of 402.9 yards/game, which ranks them 66th in D-1. The Tulane offense has accrued 387 penalty yds on 44 infractions, which is good for 68th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season thus far, the Green Wave currently sit at 1,785 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 255.0 throwing yards per game, ranking them 46th in the country. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Green Wave sit 42nd in Division 1 holding an average of 31.9 points per contest.
The Green Wave are conceding 42.3 points per contest, which puts them 140th in college football. Tulane has allowed a total of 1,362 yards via the ground game (194.6 yards per game) and 20 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. Overall, they have given up 296 total points. They have surrendered 19 touchdowns from the passing game and 300.1 yards per outing, which has them sitting 140th in the country. The Green Wave defense has taken the field for 533 plays, which ranks 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave +25.5
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