Cincinnati (7-0, 3-0 AAC) was able to get out of Annapolis still perfect on the year with a 27-20 victory over Navy last Saturday. It was a typical game against a triple-option foe as Navy held possession for over 39 minutes of action. Desmond Ridder, Jerome Ford, and the offense managed to score touchdowns on their first two possessions of the first half to take a 27-10 lead and forced the Midshipmen to try to play catch up for the rest of the way.
Tulane’s (1-6, 0-3 AAC) season has gone off the rails, with four of their last five losses coming by at least three scores. Their latest loss was a 55-26 loss to ranked SMU, one where they lost starting quarterback Michael Pratt to a concussion. Pratt is questionable for this matchup against the Bearcats and the signs are pointing towards Kai Horton getting the start.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Cincinnati: 13th overall, 38th offense, 9th defense
Tulane: 93rd overall, 48th offense, 117th defense
No new injuries to report
QB Michael Pratt Questionable - Concussion
Against The Spread
Cincinnati: 5-2 ATS
Tulane: 2-5 ATS
Cincinnati: Over 4-3
Tulane: Over 6-1
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Cincinnati: 48th overall, 50th offense, 50th defense
Tulane: 79th overall, 88th offense, 75th defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Cincinnati -26.5
Moneyline: Cincinnati -3000, Tulane +1300
Opening line: Cincinnati -24.5
Opening total: 64
It’s been established that Cincinnati needs dominant victories to maintain their status near the top of the polls, and this will be the perfect opportunity to do it with the first College Football Playoff rankings being released on Tuesday. With the reeling Green Wave possibly rolling out a freshman QB for this one, this could get ugly fast.
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