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    At 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-7) play at the Houston Cougars (4-5).

    The Cougars are small favorites (-2.5) in their game versus the Bearcats, with the over/under being 53.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Cougars are -142 and the Bearcats are +120.)

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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 -2.5 -113 -106 53.5 -110 -110 -142 +120

    Houston Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Houston has put together a 4-4-0 record against the spread.
    • Houston is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Houston games with a set total have hit the over three times this season (37.5%).

    Houston Stats & Insights

    • Houston is totaling 381 yards per game on offense (74th in the FBS), and rank 108th defensively, yielding 415.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Houston has the 80th-ranked scoring offense this season (25.2 points per game), and has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-worst with 31.6 points allowed per game.
    • Houston owns the 41st-ranked passing offense this year (263 passing yards per game), and has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-worst with 255.4 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Houston ranks 107th in run offense (118 rushing yards per game) and 90th in run defense (160.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks fifth-worst in the FBS (47.6% third-down conversion rate), Houston has put up better results on offense, ranking 71st in the FBS by posting a 38.8% third-down percentage.
    • With 11 forced turnovers (86th in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (24th in the FBS), Houston’s +2+2 turnover margin ranks 45th in college football.

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Donovan Smith has thrown for 2,302 yards, completing 65.8% of his passes and collecting 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He’s also run for 254 yards (28.2 ypg) on 98 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
    • 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 has hauled in 53 catches for 764 yards (84.9 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Joseph Manjack IV has caught 35 passes while averaging 48.3 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Matthew Golden has a total of 404 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 38 passes and scoring six touchdowns.
    • Nelson Ceaser leads the team with eight sacks, and also has eight TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Malik Robinson, Houston’s tackle leader, has 55 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Malik Fleming leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 30 tackles and three passes defended.

    Cincinnati Betting Insights

    • Cincinnati is 3-6-0 ATS this year.
    • Cincinnati is a 2-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Six of Cincinnati’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Cincinnati Pick Insights

    • Cincinnati’s offense has been excelling, putting up 452.3 total yards per contest (22nd-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 71st by allowing 377.3 total yards per game.
    • Cincinnati is putting up 25.3 points per contest on offense this season (79th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 28.3 points per contest (92nd-ranked) on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Cincinnati is accumulating 226.9 passing yards per contest (69th-ranked). It ranks 90th in the FBS defensively (238.7 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Cincinnati’s run defense ranks 58th in the FBS with 138.7 rushing yards allowed per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks fifth-best by racking up 225.4 rushing yards per game.
    • Cincinnati ranks 51st in the FBS with a 41.2% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 51st with a 37% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • Cincinnati has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -6 is 17th-worst in the FBS.

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Emory Jones has thrown for 1,818 yards (202 ypg) to lead Cincinnati, completing 60.8% of his passes and recording 14 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 446 yards (49.6 ypg) on 122 carries with three touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Corey Kiner, has carried the ball 138 times for 756 yards (84 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Xzavier Henderson has racked up 631 receiving yards on 46 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Braden Smith has caught 33 passes and compiled 469 receiving yards (52.1 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Chamon Metayer has racked up 220 reciving yards (24.4 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Daniel Grzesiak has racked up 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Deshawn Pace is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 49 tackles, seven TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
    • Bryon Threats has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 30 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

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