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Houston vs Cincinnati Picks & Betting Tips – Cougars To Cover In AAC Conference Championship

By Leigh Copson
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01 Dec 2021
  • Houston vs Cincinnati tips for Saturday, December 4
  • AAC Conference Championship gets underway at 16:00 ET at Nippert Stadium
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Houston vs Cincinnati Picks & Betting Tips

Cincinnati are tipped to win the AAC Conference Championship.

The Bearcats have been strong on both sides of the football this season and deserve a playoff place.

This Houston defense is a tough group though, so they are tipped to prevent this from getting out of hand.

  • Cincinnati are 2-4-0 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Cincinnati are allowing 16.5 points per game (5th in nation)
  • Houston are 2-0-0 ATS as a betting underdog
  • Houston are 4-2-0 ATS on the road this season
  • Houston are allowing 21.6 points per game (27th in nation)
  • Houston are allowing 307.5 yards per game (7th in nation)
  • The Under has hit in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games

Head To Head

  • Houston lead the all-time series 15-12-0
  • Cincinnati beat Houston 38-10 when the teams last met in 2020

Houston Form

Houston lost 38-21 to Texas Tech in their season opener, but they have not dropped a game since.

The Cougars have won 11 straight with their sole win over a ranked team being a 44-37 win over #19 SMU on October 30.

The defense has been gashed a couple of times, but overall it has been one of the best in the nation.

They are allowing 21.6 points per game (27th in nation) and 307.5 yards per game (seventh in nation).

Offensively Houston been a top-10 unit, averaging 38.2 points per game to rank ninth in the nation.

QB Clayton Tune is 244/355 for 3,013 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also has a couple of rushing scores.

Nathaniel Diel has been Tune’s favorite target, racking up 1,027 yards and 11 TDs through the air.

RBs Alton McCaskill and Ta’Zhawn Henry have combined for 1,532 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Cincinnati Form

Cincinnati are on the brink of a place in the College Football Playoffs thanks to a perfect 12-0 record.

The Bearcats have silenced their doubters week-by-week, with their signature win coming back on October 2.

They rolled into South Bend and beat Notre Dame in a 24-13.

Like Houston they boast one of the best defenses in the nation, ranking in the top five for points allowed per game.

Cincinnati also boast a top-10 offense in points scored per game, averaging 39.4 per outing.

QB Desmond Ridders is 223/338 for 3,000 yards, 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also has 342 yards rushing and six scores.

Alec Pierce leads the Bearcats in receiving with 802 yards and seven TDs, while Josh Whyle has six receiving scores.

Jerome Ford has rushed for 1,051 yards and 17 TDs off 182 carries. He also has 192 receiving yards and a further TD.

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Cincinnati have been flawless and can make one final case for a playoff place with a win here.

However, this Houston defense is tipped to keep their team in it and help the Cougars at cover the spread.

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