Free Week 7 Prediction: Bearcats vs Cougars Odds
Week 7 College football betting sees the Cincinnati Bearcats taking on the BYU Cougars Friday October 16th at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Cincinnati Bearcats (3-2) vs. BYU (4-2)
Date: Friday, October 16th
Venue: Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: BYU -7
NCAA Betting Total:OFF
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The Bearcats and Cougars get set for some Friday night action as they get set to battle it out in Provo, Utah.
Cincinnati comes in off a bye week, which was much deserving after knocking off Miami FL two weeks ago.
BYU comes in after edging East Carolina at home by a touchdown last week.
The Bearcats thought their season was heading for a downward spiral after Gunner Kiel was knocked out of the game against Memphis 3 weeks ago.
QB Hayden Moore then stepped in and has not missed a beat. Moore led the Bearcats to an outright upset win over the Hurricanes prior to Cincinnati’s bye week.
Moore leads a Bearcat offense that is averaging 39 points a game and 586.8 yards per game. However, QB Gunner Kiel has returned to practice and is going to be available Friday.
This opens up a QB debate as both have shown the ability to move the ball and sling it down field.
Gunner Kiel has 868 yards to go along with 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Hayden Moore has thrown for 1061 yards and has 7 touchdowns to his credit with 5 interceptions as well.
The reasoning behind not naming a starting QB is that both have not shown the ability to hold onto the ball. The 5 interceptions each come from a result of forcing throws severely overthrown balls.
The Cougars have played one of the hardest schedules in the NCAA and have done enough to consider their performance above average. They come in off a win over East Carolina at home.
BYU has now won 2 straight games with their win over East Carolina and Uconn 2 weeks ago.
QB Tanner Mangum finished 24 of 33 for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his most impressive performance of the season. Mangum got the starting nod when Taysom Hill went down in Week 1 against Nebraska.
Mangum left the game in 2nd half with an apparent hamstring injury, but returned for the final drive of the game and led the Cougars down the field on 3 of 4 passing en route to a touchdown toss to Algernon Brown with just 19 seconds to go.
RB Algernon Brown also played a giant role in the win over East Carolina as he ran for 134 yards and tacked on 3 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bearcats are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win.
- Bearcats are 3-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Bearcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Cougars are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
- Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AAC.
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The Bearcats offense has been rolling and having both QBs is only a positive thing. While one will be named a starter, don’t be surprised to see the other get a lot of reps.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Cincinnati ATS
Cincinnati’s offense has the ability to turn it on at any time and strike quickly. Even with this game on the road, the Bearcats have a legit chance to win this one outright and steal one from BYU.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 40- BYU 30
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