NCAAF Thursday Pick: Miami vs. Cincinnati

NCAAF Thursday Pick: Miami vs. Cincinnati

The Miami Hurricanes are heading to Nippert Stadium on the campus of Cincinnati University to take on the Bearcats. The Hurricanes come into Week 5 with a perfect 3-0 record thus far in 2015. The Bearcats, coming off a tough loss last week has split their first four games, including 1-1 at home.

Miami blasted Bethune-Cookman 45-0, Florida Atlantic 44-20, and the thrilling 36-33 win over Nebraska. The Hurricanes did not play last week. This is the final non-conference game for the Hurricanes before they start their Atlantic Coast Conference slate.

For Cincinnati, they have wins over Alabama A&M and the Miami of Ohio on the season. The Bearcats have losses at home to Temple, and last week to the Memphis Tigers. Let’s take a look at the Thursday night game of the week; for Week 5 of NCAA Football.

Betting the Over in this Matchup

Last week, the Cincinnati Bearcats were part of an absolute slugfest in their loss to Memphis. Expect that to happen in this game as well. The Bearcats will not have their starting quarterback Gunner Kiel, but they are getting plenty of solid work from Hayden Moore. Moore has come in and completed 46 of 81 passes for 782 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Bearcats also have a strong running back in Dion Green, along with a receiving core that can stretch the field.

For Miami, they are putting up their share of points as well. The Hurricanes have scored 64.5 points per game in their last two games. Miami’s Brad Kaaya is also putting together a solid season with 839 yards and 5 touchdowns. The running back for the Hurricanes has rushed 41 times for 311 yards and 3 touchdowns. Joseph Yearby is also the third leading receiver on the team as well. The total for this game is 68, and we expect this game to sail over that.

Betting the Home Team Against the Spread

If you want to win money in this game, bet on the home team. The Miami Hurricanes are good, but they are not that good. The Miami Hurricanes will struggle in a hostile environment, especially late in the game, if it’s close. The Bearcats, you better believe are going to be ready for this one, after their tough loss a week ago.

While both teams are going to score points, Cincinnati at home will keep the momentum going enough to cover this spread. These two teams could both be bowl bound, but it’s much more important for the Bearcats to win this game, and get back above .500. Betting the Cincinnati Bearcats +6.5 is the smart money in this NCAA Football game on Thursday.

Take a Risk and Bet Cincinnati MoneyLine

One thing you may want to consider in this game; betting the underdog moneyline. The Cincinnati Bearcats are primed to come away with a signature win, and this is going to be the game. Cincinnati has fought through a ton of adversity early in the season, and they are on the verge.

For Miami, it’s a big of a trap game, as they have the Florida State Seminoles in their next game. The Bearcats know they have a tough one at Brigham Young, but this one is the most important. If you are feeling lucky, bet the Cincinnati Bearcats +175 on the moneyline over the Miami Hurricanes.

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