Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 10/12/2019 NCAAF Expert Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 10/12/2019 – The Cincinnati Bearcats face the Houston Cougars this weekend with the former favored to win per offshore betting sites. The Cougars are 2-3 overall and 1-0 at home. The Bearcats are 4-1 and 1-1 on the road. This American Athletic Conference showdown should be something to watch with Cincinnati needing to address some shortfalls. Against the University of Central Florida Knights, the Bearcats sputtered on offense. They leaned on forced turnovers to pull the rug from under the Knights. Bet college football sees the Cougars in for a rough time in this one. With D’Eriq King sitting out the remainder of the season, Houston will be in for a rough game.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars 10/12/2019
Momentum is definitely on the side of the Cincinnati Bearcats. They snapped the 19-game win-streak of the UCF Knights and have racked up three straight wins. Ranking 23rd in the nation on defense, the Houston Cougars need to find a way to get their offense humming. They are expected to maximize their ground attack once more with Michael Warren II in the lead. He starred for the Bearcats with 133 rushing yards on 23 carries while Joshua Deguara got 64 receiving yards on five receptions. They won the game on forced turnovers, a result of their vaunted defensive matrix.
Players to watch: Desmond Ryder QB 80 CMP 129 ATT 964 YDS 62 CMP% 7.5 AVG 52 LNG 10 TD 4 INT; Michael Warren II RB 84 ATT 395 YDS 4.7 AVG 73 LNG; Tavion Thomas RB 40 ATT 190 YDS 4.8 AVG 38 LNG; Alec Pierce WR 15 REC 288 YDS 19.2 AVG 52 LNG; Josiah Deguara TE 17 REC 247 YDS 14.5 AVG 27 LNG
The Houston Cougars are coming off a win over North Texas Mean Green recently and hope to bring that against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Their offense could provide the difference, anchored on Clayton Tune and Patrick Carr. Tune went for 124 passing yards and a touchdown for the win while Carr led the team’s ground game. Other players in focus include Marques Stevenson who had 64 yards on seven receptions. The Cougars win over the Mean Green may not be that impressive although it did render some signs of promise. They will try to pick up from that and hopefully improve against a dangerous Bearcats squad.
Players to watch: D’Eriq King QB 58 CMP 110 ATT 663 YDS 52.7 CMP% 6 AVG 75 LNG 6 TD 2 INT; Patrick Carr RB 42 ATT 279 YDS 6.6 AVG 68 LNG; Kyle Porter RB 47 ATT 273 YDS 5.8 AVG 30 LNG; Marquez Stevenson WR 24 REC 298 YDS 12.4 AVG 75 LNG; Keith Corbin WR 11 REC 192 YDS 17.5 AVG 37 LNG
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Betting Trends
Bearcats is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks
Top sportsbooks favor the Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars. They see the Bearcats winning 39.9-21.3, covering the spread and total going over.