The Cincinnati Bearcats could make history with a win in the AAC Championship Game with the potential to be the first Group of 5 team to make the College Football Playoff on Saturday, December 4th. They will host a Houston Cougars team that has just one loss on the season from Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Houston: 29 overall, 43 offense, 15 defense
Cincinnati: 5 overall, 13 offense, 10 defense
WR KeSean Carter - Questionable (undisclosed)
K Cole Smith - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Michael Young Jr. - Questionable (undisclosed)
Against The Spread
Houston: 7-5 ATS
Cincinnati: 7-5 ATS
Houston: Over 7-5
Cincinnati: Over 5-7
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Houston: 70 overall, 75 offense, 65 defense
Cincinnati: 48 overall, 50 offense, 50 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Cincinnati -10.5
Moneyline: Cincinnati -450, Houston +340
Opening line: Cincinnati -10.5
Opening total: 55
Dana Holgorsen is known as more of an offensive head coach, but Houston has played extremely well defensively this season. The Cougars rank No. 10 in opponent yards per play allowed, and Cincinnati ranks even better at No. 4. With two top-10 defenses, it’s hard to take anything but the under in Saturday’s matchup.
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