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    The Houston Cougars (4-5) will host the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-7) on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET.

    The Bearcats are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2), versus the Cougars (with an over/under of 55.5 points).

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    Game Info for Houston vs. Cincinnati

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 11, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
    Houston vs Cincinnati Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Houston -2 -110 -110 55.5 -110 -110 -134 +113

    Houston Pick Insights

    • Houston’s ATS record is 4-4-0 this season.
    • Houston is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.
    • Houston has hit the over in three of its eight games with a set total (37.5%).

    Houston Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Houston ranks 73rd in the FBS with 381 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 107th in total defense (415.8 yards allowed per contest).
    • With 31.6 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS, Houston has had to lean on their 80th-ranked offense (25.2 points per contest) to keep them in games.
    • With 255.4 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS, Houston has had to rely on their 41st-ranked passing offense (263 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games.
    • Houston is averaging 118 rushing yards per game offensively this season (107th in the FBS), and is giving up 160.3 rushing yards per game (91st) on the other side of the ball.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks fifth-worst in the FBS (47.6% third-down conversion rate), Houston has played better offensively, ranking 70th in the FBS by putting up a 38.8% third-down conversion rate.
    • With 11 forced turnovers (86th in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (25th in the FBS), Houston (+2) has the 45th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Donovan Smith leads Houston with 2,302 yards (255.8 ypg) on 210-of-319 passing with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He also has 254 rushing yards on 98 carries while scoring five touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Parker Jenkins, has carried the ball 74 times for 350 yards (38.9 per game), scoring three times.
    • Sam Brown’s team-leading 764 yards as a receiver have come on 53 catches (out of 79 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Joseph Manjack IV has put up a 435-yard season so far with four touchdowns, hauling in 35 passes on 47 targets.
    • Matthew Golden has a total of 404 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 38 passes and scoring six touchdowns.
    • Nelson Ceaser has racked up eight sacks to lead the team, while also recording eight TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Malik Robinson, Houston’s leading tackler, has 55 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Malik Fleming has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 30 tackles and three passes defended.

    Cincinnati Betting Insights

    • Cincinnati has a 3-6-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Cincinnati is 2-2 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
    • Cincinnati has hit the over in six of their nine games with a set total (66.7%).

    Cincinnati Pick Insights

    • Cincinnati’s offense has been consistently moving the chains, piling up 452.3 total yards per contest (22nd-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 70th by allowing 377.3 total yards per game.
    • With 25.3 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Cincinnati ranks 79th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 90th, allowing 28.3 points per contest.
    • Cincinnati is posting 226.9 passing yards per contest on offense this season (69th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 238.7 passing yards per game (90th-ranked) on defense.
    • Cincinnati’s run offense has been consistently moving the chains, compiling 225.4 rushing yards per contest (sixth-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 57th by giving up 138.7 rushing yards per game.
    • Cincinnati is putting up a 41.2% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (52nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 37% third-down rate (52nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Cincinnati has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -6 is 18th-worst in the FBS.

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Emory Jones has been a dual threat for Cincinnati this season. He has 1,818 passing yards (202 per game) while completing 60.8% of his passes. He’s thrown 14 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 446 yards (49.6 ypg) on 122 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Corey Kiner is his team’s leading rusher with 138 carries for 756 yards, or 84 per game. He’s found paydirt three times on the ground, as well.
    • Xzavier Henderson leads his team with 631 receiving yards on 46 catches with three touchdowns.
    • Braden Smith has caught 33 passes and compiled 469 receiving yards (52.1 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Chamon Metayer’s 19 grabs (on 26 targets) have netted him 220 yards (24.4 ypg) and three touchdowns.
    • Daniel Grzesiak paces the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Deshawn Pace is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 49 tackles, seven TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
    • Bryon Threats has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 30 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended to his name.
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