Tulane vs Cincinnati Prediction, Odds & Best Bet Week 13 (Bearcats Win Sends Them to 4th Straight AAC Title Game)
Tulane vs Cincinnati Week 13 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 19 Tulane Green Wave (9-2, 6-1 AAC) vs. No. 24 Cincinnati Bearcats (9-2, 6-1 AAC)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Nippert Stadium — Cincinnati, OH
Week 13 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes huge first place showdown in the American Athletic Conference between the No. 19 Tulane Green Wave and the No. 24 Cincinnati Bearcats.
Both teams are 6-1 in conference play and 9-2 overall. Cincinnati has won four in a row over Tulane and will look to extend its 32-game winning streak at Nippert Stadium.
Tulane vs Cincinnati Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TUL: (-105) | CIN: (-114)
Spread: TUL: +1.5 (-120) | CIN: -1.5 (-102)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Cincinnati enters this rivalry game as a very slight home favorite on the spread (-1.5) and moneyline (-114). The total is about 10 points lower than an average NCAA football total and currently sits at 46.5 points - down sharply from Sunday's openers in Las Vegas of 53.5 points.
Tulane vs Cincinnati Prediction & Pick
Both these teams top the AAC in scoring defense allowing 19 points per game. The Bearcats have allowed 323 yards per game and 4.4 yards per play to Tulane's 436 and 4.9. The offenses are close as well with both at 6.1 yards per play and between 398 and 419 yards per game. Both pass defenses are essentially equal allowing 189 yards per game.
Tulane's rushing offense is 60 YPG better than Cincinnati's averaging 190 YPG. Running back Tyjae Spears is one of the breakout players in the American Athletic Conference, and he'll pass 1,000 yards rushign in this contest. Quarterback Michael Pratt comes off of AAC Offensive Player of the Week honors with six total TD's in smashing of SMU. He ranks second in the AAC in pass efficiency. But the Bearcats passing attack led by QB Ben Bryant averages 270 passing YPG to Tulane's 229.
Cincinnati can make a few more plays including with the Bearcats defensive star, senior LB Ivan Pace Jr.. He's second in the AAC in sacks (9.0), first in tackles (107), and first in tackles for a loss (19).
Final Score Prediction: Cincinnati: 27 | Tulane: 21
Tulane vs Cincinnati Betting Trends
- Tulane is 6-1 SU/ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone Over in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games.
- Tulane is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games vs Cincinnati.
- Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games, and 10-0 SU at home.
- The total has hit the Under 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games.
Tulane vs Cincinnati Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Cincinnati's experience in these bigger games should give them an edge over Tulane, who is also 0-6 ATS vs ranked teams going back many years. The Bearcats also have the superior special teams and a top-6 defense in the country allowing just 4.4 yards per play.
The winner of this big game hosts the American Athletic Conference Championship Game on Dec. 3 and is best positioned for a potential New Year's Six bowl berth. The Bearcats are the reigning champs, and coach Luke Fickell and the Bearcats reach their goal again on senior day.
Bet: Cincinnati -1.5 (-110)
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.