Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane October 1 Betting Preview
The Cincinnati Bearcats will go on the road for the second time this season to face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m for a Week 5 showdown.
The Bearcats are 3-1, with their only loss of the season coming in Week 1, where they lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks by a score of 31-24. Tulsa is 2-2 on the season with losses to Wyoming and Ole Miss.
Cincinnati is coming off a 45-24 thrashing of the Indiana Hoosiers last Saturday at Nippert Stadium. Quarterback Ben Bryant had four touchdowns through the air with 354 yards. Wide Receiver Tyler Scott caught three of those touchdown passes to go for a total of 185 yards on 10 receptions.
Tulsa is coming off of their second narrow loss of the season against Ole Miss by a score of 35-27.
Tulsa nearly pulled off the upset as Ole Miss is ranked No. 14 in the country after starting off the year a perfect 4-0.
The Tulsa quarterback duo of Braylon Braxton and Davis Brin combined for a total of three touchdowns which includes one touchdown from Brin on the ground.
Let’s look ahead at the first matchup for both teams in the American conference featuring the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Cincinnati comes in as a 9.5-point favorite on the road versus Tulsa with odds of (-110) at that spread. Tulsa has the same odds to cover.
The over/under for the game is set at 58.5, with both the over and the under odds at (-110). For the moneyline, Cincinnati, as the favorite, have odds of (-371) compared to Tulsa, with odds of (+275) to win.
Keys To The Game
Ben Bryant determines the success of the team because he needs to continue to score to keep the Bearcats on the right track.
The defense, on the other hand, will be crucial, especially in these conference games on the road. There is a chance for the offense to start the game slowly, but the defense needs to make stops to keep the Bearcats in the driver’s seat early.
The defense ranks in the top ten in both opponent yards per play and opponent completion percentage. They like to send pressure to get to the quarterback to keep the opposing offense on their toes and guessing for what pressure they will bring throughout the game.
Quarterback Davis Brin for Tulsa will be the key to their success in this game. They are underdogs for a reason, but they have home-field advantage, which is crucial in the NCAA if you can utilize it.
If the defense can stop the Bearcats early, the offense will have to step up and make some big plays to get points on the board.
Cincinnati will eventually find their rhythm throughout the game, but Tulsa needs to strike first if they want to win this game. Brin is completing 63 percent of his passes this season which includes twelve touchdowns through the air and only one interception.
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