Houston Vs Cincinnati Line & Free PickNoah Williams
The sixth-ranked Houston Cougars will look to cover the spread and stay unbeaten when they visit a dangerous Cincinnati Bearcats team that is also looking to keep its perfect record unblemished.
Will the Cougars cover the college football betting line and avoid the outright upset or are the Bearcats poised to pull off the upset? Let’s find out now.
Houston Cougars Vs Cincinnati Bearcats Week 3 Odds & Free Pick
What: No. 6 Houston Cougars (2-0) at Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0)
When: Thursday September 15, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Nippert Stadium
Spread: Houston -7.5
Game Total: 64
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Houston vs Cincinnati
Bet The Houston Cougars at -7 Because…
The Cougars are superior on both sides of the ball and will have the best player on the field in quarterback Greg Ward Jr.
Houston (2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) rolled all over Lamar in their 42-0 Week 2 shutout despite playing in inclement weather that caused a 3 1/2 hour delay.
With Ward sidelined with an injured right shoulder, the Cougars relied on their rushing attack as three players topped the 100-yard plateau for the first time since 1974 while rushing for a jaw-dropping 381 yards. Backup signal-caller Kyle Postma rushed seven times for 106 yards and two scores while running back Kevrin Justice added 11 rushing yards and two more scores on 27 carries.
— Cincinnati Bearcats (@GoBEARCATS) September 11, 2016
Bet The Cincinnati Bearcats at +7 Because…
Cincinnati (2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) rolled to a convincing 38-20 win against Purdue the last time out to cover the spread as a 4-point favorite as
Bearcats quarterback Hayden Moore tossed three touchdown passes in the win while linebacker Mike Tyson intercepted Purdue’s David Blough three times.
"With five turnovers, you’re going to win most of your games," head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "I don’t care if you are playing on the moon. That was a good game for us. I thought we handled it well."
Free Pick & Final Score Prediction
Houston got the super narrow 33-30 win at home last season after losing to the Bearcats in each of the previous two seasons and I think the Cougars are the pick to make it two straight, although I’m going with Cincinnati to cover the spread in another thriller.
I know Houston has gone 4-1 ATS in its last five games and a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in its last six road games while Cincinnati has compiled a discouraging 2-4 ATS mark in its last six games, but I think the Bearcats are going to bring their collective ‘A’ game because this is a conference matchup, combined with the fact that they’re playing at home.
Houston wins, but the ATS cover goes to Cincinnati!