TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
#127 CINCINNATI (-3′) over Indiana at 12 PM EST on Saturday
Last year, Cincinnati finished the regular season with an undefeated record and failed to get invited to the College Football Playoffs. With resume-building games at Indiana and Notre Dame on deck, head coach Luke Fickell and the Bearcats can send the committee a serious message this season with solid victories over the Hoosiers and Fighting Irish.
Since the start of the 2018 regular season, UC has been one of college football’s best inking a strong 33-6 SU and 22-14 ATS record. In that run tackling a foe that enters off a straight up win, the Bearcats are a phenomenal 11-3 SU and ATS in their last 14 games. There is a powerful early season college football system that supports UC too. Since 1980, game three undefeated road favorites that check in off back-to-back home games own a reliable 99-64-2 ATS record provided their opponent is not rested and they are not fighting in a revenge mode. If our “play on” side is matched up against a foe that holds a pointspread won/loss percentage less than .500, this college system explodes to a powerful 52-27 ATS. The Bearcats fit both parts of this winning equation.
Checking in off that impressive 56-14 blowout home win over Idaho, Indiana won’t exactly be an easy out. Thankfully, as a home underdog, the Hoosiers have been at their financial worst notching a weak 47-97 SU and 45-70-3 ATS record including a shocking 2-43 SU and 12-32 ATS if their opponent arrives with confidence off two or more straight up wins. With those two parameters in play and IU priced at +20 or less, this team trend falls to a disturbing 2-36 SU and 8-29 ATS. Finally, when checking in off a double-digit straight up home win, head coach Tom Allen’s boys hold a horrible 22-44-1 SU and 20-39-3 ATS mark including just 1-14-1 ATS in their last 16 if this game is in Bloomington.
Defensively, the Bearcats have allowed an average of 10.5 points and 260.0 total yards per game this season and they will control a Hoosiers offense that has averaged only 285.5 yards per game this season. Take Cincinnati. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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