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#133 UConn vs.
#134 Cincinnati
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:30pm EST
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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UConn Huskies vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Where: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

When: Saturday, November 9, 3:30 PM. ET.

The Cincinnati Bearcats will be going for their seventh win in a row when they take on the UConn Huskies on Saturday afternoon.

Huskies Looking For Third Win Of The Year

The Huskies haven’t had much go their way so far this season and have only two wins in their first nine games. They will be trying to bounce back from their embarrassing loss to Navy with a win over the Bearcats, but they will need to figure out a way to stop the run if they want to avoid another loss.

UConn hasn’t played well offensively this season, averaging 20.3 points per game. They managed only 10 points in their last game after scoring 56 in their previous game and will need to do better than that to get past the Bearcats.

Cincinnati has struggled against the pass this season and gave up over 500 passing yards in their last game. The Huskies are averaging 204.3 passing yards per game and will need to do a better job throwing the ball if they want to pick up the win.

Jack Zergiotis leads the Huskies with 1,079 passing yards, five touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He threw for 205 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against Navy and will need a better performance to lead his team to the win on Saturday.

Bearcats Going For Third consecutive Win Over Huskies

The Bearcats have played well this season, winning seven of their first eight games, which has helped them stay at the top of the American East standings. With the team eyeing the conference title, they will try to win their remaining games, starting with the Huskies, which will give them their seventh win in a row and third straight over the Huskies.

Cincinnati has played well offensively, averaging 35.1 points per game. The team has the 42nd ranked offense in the country, averaging 189.4 yards per game and will keep the ball on the ground when they face the Huskies, who gave up over 400 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in their loss to Navy.

Michael Warren II led the team with 141 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in their win over East Carolina. Quarterback Desmond Ridder added 121 yards on 12 carries. Expect to see a heavy dose of the two players on Saturday.

Cincinnati’s defense is giving up a respectable 23.3 points per game, but they struggled against East Carolina because they could not stop the pass. They won’t face a big threat from Zergiotis this week, but they will need to defend the pass better than they did against the Pirates to avoid giving the Huskies any hope.

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The Huskies followed up a win against UMass by laying an egg against Navy. They will suffer the same fate they did in their last game against the Bearcats because they have been unable to stop the run. They gave up 408 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in their last game and are facing a team that rushed for 301 yards and four touchdowns in their last game, which doesn’t bode well for their defense. Even though the Bearcats didn’t play well defensively in their last game, the Huskies won’t be able to keep up with the Bearcats because they don’t have a good passing game, which has been Cincinnati’s defensive weakness this season, making the Bearcats and the big spread the best play here.

Prediction: Cincinnati Bearcats -35

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The Bearcats are averaging 35.1 points per game, but they will go over 40 points in this game facing a team that can’t stop the run and is giving up 39.8 points per game. The Huskies won’t score a lot of points in this game, but they manage at least 20 points against the Bearcats, who are giving up 23.3 points per game, which will be enough to go past the total in this game.

Prediction: Over 55

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The Huskies will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have played well in the first half of their last three games, averaging 17.3 points per game, and will keep the score close against a Bearcats team that is also averaging 17.3 points per game in the first half of their last three games.

Prediction: UConn Huskies +21

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The Bearcats and Huskies are averaging 34.6 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over 31
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.