• Cincinnati comes into this matchup ranked #2 in the nation
  • Tulane is currently on a 5 game losing streak
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 against the spread this season

The Tulane Green Wave welcomes the number 2 team in the country to New Orleans for a Saturday afternoon contest. This game on paper is a matchup of the trending up vs the trending down. 

Cincinnati is sitting with a record of 7-0 on the season and escaped a close game against the Naval Academy last week. Tulane unfortunately is on a five-game losing streak and found themselves dominated by #21 SMU 55-26.

Overall, this should be an intriguing matchup as it seemed Cincinnati was close to surrendering an upset last week. If Tulane can get off to a quick start and keep this game within one or two possessions going into the 4th quarter, their home fans may be able to help pull off the upset of the season. 

Cincinnati vs Tulane Matchup at a Glance

Tulane Green Wave Preview: Need a Strong Current

Tulane comes into this matchup a 26.5 point underdog and as they should. They are a 1-6 team that is on a five-game losing streak facing the number two team in the nation. However, not all is lost quite yet. 

The Green Wave can make this game very interesting in their home stadium. Even with their lackluster record, they are able to put up an average of 32.1 points per game on offense. Michael Pratt the Tulane quarterback has been very efficient this season, passing for just under 1,600 yards so far with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. 

Their biggest issue is on the defensive side of the ball. Tulane is allowing an average of 42.3 points per game. At the end of the day, anytime a defense allows 40 plus points per game it makes it very difficult to win games. If Tulane can keep Cincinnati’s offense at bay, they may be able to make things tighter than expected on Saturday.

Cincinnati Bearcats Preview: Just Keep Winning

The Cincinnati Bearcats have one job to do if they want to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive, it is to win every week. They currently sit with the number two ranking and the pressure continues to build with each passing week. If the Bearcats can handle the pressure they may find themselves in the playoff at the end of the season.

Their biggest task is to not overlook Tulane. They got away with overlooking an opponent last week as they beat Navy by seven points. Their offense continues to produce on a weekly basis and with the Bearcats facing a defense that allows over 40 points on average a week, it should help the Cincinnati offense get back on track.

Ultimately, Cincinnati should dominate this game from beginning to end. If they find themselves in a close contest, it will be gut-check time for the Bearcats. 

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game

Realistically, Cincinnati should cover the 26.5 point spread against Tulane. With the Bearcats’ performance last week being average, you can expect them to come out this week to make a statement. 

With the total points for the game sitting at 61.5, it is an intriguing pick due to Tulane averaging around the 20 point mark in their past five games. If Cincinnati can find their stride again with the offense they can easily explode for 40 plus points in this matchup.

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