Tulane Green Wave vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bearcats (-3)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (9-2) are hosting the Tulane Green Wave (9-2) at Nippert Stadium on Saturday. Tulane opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The total is 48.
The Tulane Green Wave step onto the field holding a record of 9-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Green Wave played the SMU Mustangs and earned the victory with a final of 59-24. Michael Pratt connected on 9/14 with 140 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 219 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Tyjae Spears led the offense in rushing for the Green Wave with 13 totes for 121 yards (9.3 yds per attempt). The Tulane Green Wave ended up running the ball 42 different times and amassed 310 yds, earning them an average of 7.4 yds per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 56 plays which converted into 450 yds. Tulane surrendered 35 pass completions on 52 tries for a total of 329 yds, and a completion rate of 67.3%. Against the run, the Green Wave conceded 141 yds on 44 attempts, which averages out to 3.2 yds per rush surrendered.
The Green Wave have racked up 4,609 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Tulane has amassed 23 touchdowns via the pass and 26 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 12 times. Tulane has accrued 245 first downs, and they have been called for 47 penalties for 415 yds. As a unit they're averaging 189.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 38th in D-1. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Tulane Green Wave are averaging 35.1 points per game.
Regarding yards through the air, the Green Wave have conceded 2,085 yds which puts them in 23rd in the country. They have yielded 189.5 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.1%. Overall, they have surrendered 336.7 yards per contest which has them ranked 28th in college football. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per running attempt and 147.3 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 1,620 rushing yards through 11 contests. The Green Wave rank 18th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 19.5 PPG.
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The Bearcats head into this matchup 9-2 this season. In their last game, the Bearcats went home victorious with a score of 23-3 against the Temple Owls. Ben Bryant (1 TD) walked away from the game with 130 yards on 9/18 passing while his quarterback rate was 129. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 7.2. Ryan Montgomery carried the ball 14 times for 58 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.1 yards per carry for Cincinnati. The Bearcats finished the game with 388 yds on 78 plays (5.0 yards per play). Cincinnati ran the football for 3.0 yards per carry, totaling 131 yds on 43 attempts. Cincinnati conceded 19 rush attempts for 35 yards (1.8 yards per carry). The Bearcats secondary conceded a completion rate of 58.3%, surrendering 167 yds on 21 for 36 through the air.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bearcats are sitting 42nd in D-1 averaging 31.7 points per game. For the season so far, the Bearcats have thrown for a total of 2,970 yards through the air along with an average of 270.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 29th in the country. The Cincinnati Bearcats hold an average of 397.9 yards per contest, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1. The Cincinnati offense has compiled 783 yds of penalties on 91 violations, which is 6th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Bearcats are relinquishing 19.7 points per game, which has them 21st in college football. Cincinnati has allowed a total of 1,484 yards rushing (134.9 yards/game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. This season, they have given up 217 pts. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 188.6 yards/game, ranking them 19th in the country. The Bearcats defense has been on the field for 802 plays, which is good for 109th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bearcats -3
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