• Cincinnati comes in #2 in the AP Poll
  • Navy is 3-3 against the spread
  • Bearcats are 6-0 this season but 5-1 against the spread

If there ever was a David versus Goliath scenario, it is here in Annapolis this Saturday. The 1-5 Navy Midshipmen host the number two team in the nation the Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincinnati’s offense is on fire as of late, as they have recorded 50 plus points in their past two contests.  

This will be a true test to see if Cincinnati takes the Navy lightly. If they do, they may be playing with fire. If the Bearcats come out with the approach they have been, it could be a long day for the home team. It is in games like these that the number two team in the nation must take control early and establish their dominance throughout.

Cincinnati vs Navy Matchup at a Glance

Cincinnati Bearcats Preview: Establish Dominance

The Cincinnati Bearcats come into this contest as the number two team in college football. They have been on a roll this season averaging 43.5 points per game. Their offense led by quarterback Desmond Ridder is a powerhouse so far this season.

The Bearcats defense is just as dominant. They are averaging 13.7 points per game allowed and they allow an average of fewer than 200 yards passing and rushing per game. They create turnovers, and they capitalize on their opponent’s mistakes. If Cincinnati can create chaos early in this one, expect a blowout in Annapolis.

Navy Midshipmen Preview: Do You Believe in Miracles?

If there ever was a game that with a victor would help propel Navy into the mainstream conversation, it would be this week. The Midshipmen currently sit with a disappointing record of 1-5. They haven’t been able to get their offense going and they currently are averaging only 17.5 points per game. This is a tough matchup against a stout defense in Cincinnati.

Navy needs to establish their run game and have success at it if they want any chance to be competitive in this one. They can keep the Bearcats off of the field it will help keep the score down which will play into Navy’s game. Their defense will need to make key stops to help the Midshipmen possibly pull an upset on their home field.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game

If there was any game to put the money on the favorite, it would be this one. Navy has looked brutal this season while Cincinnati has played their way into the College Football Playoff conversation. The spread is an achievable feat for the Bearcats with the lackluster production from Navy’s offense and the Cats’ dominant defense.

With the Over/Under sitting at 49 points, it is hard to not play the over in this situation. Cincinnati has reached over 50 points themselves in their last two games. Navy will find ways to score some points. Combine that with the potent offense Cincinnati has, the overplay looks more and more achievable each day. 

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