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Point Spread Favors the Cougars in NCAA College Football Battle with the Cincinnati Bearcats

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Houston and Cincinnati on Saturday, with the host Cougars trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Houston Cougars pegged as -9-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 39-33 result in favor of the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sport a record of 8-0 and 6-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Cincinnati Bearcats sit at 5-3 and 4-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 4-3-1 for the Cougars and 4-4 for the Bearcats. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Houston Cougars) and the No. 35 (Cincinnati Bearcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 5-ranked offense (45.88 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bearcats defense that ranks No. 62 at 26.38 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 263.38 yards per game, more than the Cincinnati Bearcats give up through the air (204.12 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cincinnati Bearcats feature the league's No. 75-rated road run defense, allowing 191.67 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Cincinnati got a 123-yard performance from C.J. Jones as a key part of its 52-7 win over Central Florida.

HoustonÆs defense kept the Commodores off the scoreboard last time out in a 34-0 win at TDECU Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Tulsa, Saturday, November 14th
Houston home to Memphis, Saturday, November 14th