Free Bowl Game Prediction: Bearcats vs Aztecs Odds
College football betting sees the Cincinnati Bearcats taking on the San Diego State Aztecs on Thursday December 24th in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl at Hawaiian Airlines Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Cincinnati Bearcats (7-5) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (10-3)
Date: Thursday December 24
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Hawaiian Airlines Stadium – Honolulu, Hawaii
NCAA Football Spread: Cincinnati -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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If you have to be away from those you love on Christmas Eve it makes sense to be in Hawaii. This is a nice matchup though I always wonder how they stay focused on football.
Looking at the number I feel like SDSU is getting no respect here. It’s not that Cincinnati is bad but the Aztecs keep.
San Diego State
I am not suggesting the Aztecs should have crashed the playoffs but this is a good team that is being underrated heading into this one. They are on a nine game win streak.
The formula for the Aztecs is simple. They are going to be physical at the line and try and run it down your throat. They average 235 ypgg, good for 15th in the country.
They are also going to play strong defense with no particular mode of attack posing that much of a threat. They are solid against the pass which Cincy prefers. My only fear is whether they have enough DBs to cover a deep receiving group.
When you add it all up I think SDSU should have been the favourite in this one. I know it is close but still.
I liked the Bearcats a lot this season and thought they had just as good a chance as the likes of Temple, Houston and Memphis to take the conference title. Things didn’t really work out for them this year though.
They just couldn’t find consistency as they never won more than two games in a row (or lost back to back). Their defense dramatically underperformed too.
They were a lot less than the average to good I was expecting.
QB Gunner Kiel has as much pro potential as any QB playing in college right now. The key has been his health.
When he has been in the lineup he has put up some monster numbers but it feels like he is always just one hit away from getting knocked out of the game.
And sometimes it is not always the big one. If he makes it through he should be able to put up some points against a very good SDSU defense. He will need to because they are going to give up some.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Aztecs are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
- Aztecs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf.
- Aztecs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Bearcats are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in December.
- Over is 4-0 in Bearcats last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Bearcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
Free Hawaii Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Whoever wins this one should cover too with such a short number. I will trust the team that hasn’t lost in more than a couple of months
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: San Diego State ATS
Not sure who the extra practice time benefits more. I will call it a wash and take SDSU. They are likely more accustomed to XMas in shorts too.
2015 Hawaii Bowl Free Score Prediction: San Diego State 28 – Cincinnati 21
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