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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-0) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55.5
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The Cincinnati Bearcats hit the road to take on the no. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State is a heavy favorite against a good Cincinnati team. The expectations are high for Ohio State as they are a well-rounded team.
Can the Bearcats pull out a huge resume boosting win on the road or will Justin Fields and the Buckeyes be too much?
The Cincinnati Bearcats began the 2019 season with a statement win over the UCLA Bruins on the road Thursday. Cincinnati came out on top 24-14 against Chip Kelly’s Bruins.
Their defense was stellar in the contest forcing four Bruins turnovers all by quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
Desmond Ridder had a solid game for the Bearcats as he threw for 242 passing yards and two touchdowns. Ridder had a strong 2018 season with 20 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
Michael Warren II led the Bearcats attack with 92 rush yards and a touchdown and Gerrid Doaks added 53 rush yards.
Alec Pierce added 59 receiving yards while Josiah Deguara had 53 yards and a touchdown. Ja’Von Hicks had a big game for the Bearcats on defense as he had an interception and a fumble recovery in the win.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off the season with a 45-21 win against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Ohio State jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
Justin Fields led the Buckeyes as he had 234 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Fields also had 61 rush yards and a touchdown.
J.K. Dobbins led the Buckeyes with 91 yards and a touchdown. Dobbins and Fields had a fumble each in the contest for Ohio State. Chris Olave had 68 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Jeremy Ruckert added two receiving touchdowns for Ohio State.
The Buckeyes defense was stellar particularly on the rushing side. The Owls pair of running backs rushed for a combined 47 yards on 21 carries.
Chase Young had a big game for the Buckeyes on defense with 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Over is 5-0 in Bearcats last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Bearcats last 4 vs. Big Ten
- Buckeyes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
- Buckeyes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Buckeyes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 9-4 in Buckeyes last 13 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Cincinnati +16.5
Ohio State will have a tougher game than most expect. Cincinnati has a solid defense and a reliable quarterback.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Cincinnati +16.5
Look for Fields to lead the Buckeyes to a home win but they won’t cover the spread. Take the Bearcats and the points as they should stay within reach.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 37 – Cincinnati 24
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