Tulane vs Cincinnati prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Friday, November 25
Tulane vs Cincinnati Prediction Game Preview
Tulane vs Cincinnati How To Watch
Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
How To Watch: ABC
Records: Tulane (9-2), Cincinnati (9-2)
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Why Tulane Will Win
The running game continues to be amazing.
The Green Wave style of attack does a brilliant job of getting their backs into wide open spaces to come up with big, gashing runs, and now it’s up to Tyjae Spears and QB Michael Pratt to do just enough to keep the Cincinnati defense working.
The Bearcats are solid against the run, but they’ve ben hit for 174 rushing yards or more in four of the last six games. It starts with Tulane trying to set the tone with the ground game, and then it’s up to the defense that’s got a crazy way of being feast-or-famine with takeaways.
There were five takeaways last week against SMU, four against Memphis and two more more in five games. All Tulane needs is one – it’s 7-0 when it forces a turnover, but …
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Why Cincinnati Will Win
Cincinnati went turnover-free in three of the last four games.
On a roll with three straight wins and in nine of the last ten games, the team has one of the nation’s most disruptive defenses, the offense is consistent through the air, and it figured out its style.
Rely on the defense and great punting game, keep the chains moving just enough to come through when absolutely needed, and rely on the defense some more.
It’s a team that knows how to win. There might be a whole lot of flaws, but keep the score low, get the win.
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What’s Going To Happen
Cincinnati is 2-2 when allowing more than 24 points and 7-0 when it allows fewer points. It’s also 5-0 at home.
Tulane has scored fewer than 24 points just once – but that was in the 17-10 win over Kansas State.
The winner is playing for the American Athletic Conference Championship, and the loser has a shot of getting there if UCF loses to USF.
So, most likely, the winner is in, the loser is out.
Cincinnati’s defense will be just a little bit better than Tulane’s offense.
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Tulane vs Cincinnati Prediction, Line
Cincinnati 27, Tulane 24
Line: Cincinnati -2.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Tulane vs. Cincinnati Must See Rating (out of 5): 4
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