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San Diego State Enter Bowl Streaking

The San Diego State Aztecs are one of the hottest teams in the nation entering the Hawaii Bowl, as they have gone 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games to close out the season. The Aztecs will take to tropical Hawaii on December 24 to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats.

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  • Cincinnati is 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games in December.
  • San Diego State is 1-4 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss.
  • Aztecs running back Donnel Pumphrey has 1,554 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns this season.

San Diego State isn’t the flashiest team in the nation, but their defense is one of the best. The Aztecs have only allowed 17.2 points per game, which includes holding their opponents to single-digits on four occasions, while only allowing 288 yards of offense.

Cincinnati came into the season with some high expectations, but their passing attack was on point. The Bearcats were fourth in the nation in passing yards per game despite the fact that no single receiver caught for 1,000 yards. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Bearcats were listed as -2.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu. As of December 11th, the OVER/UNDER was sitting at 58 at BetOnline.


Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 43-29 result in favor of the Aztecs on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

San Diego State Aztecs vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego State Aztecs will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-6 ATS. San Diego State is 6-7 against the over under total, while Cincinnati is 6-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs San Diego State injuries news.

The Cincinnati Bearcats sit at No. 38 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the San Diego State Aztecs are at No. 12 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 36.08 PPG, against a San Diego State defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 17.15 PPG. The Cincinnati aerial game is averaging 373.08 yards per game, more than the San Diego State Aztecs secondary allows through the air, 176.77 YPG per game.

Defensively, the San Diego State Aztecs feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 124.57 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Aztecs grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Falcons in their last game, winning 27-24 at Falcon Stadium.

Shaq Washington was good for 124 receiving yards in the Bearcats's most recent action, helping his team to a 19-16 victory over the Pirates.