Miami Florida Hurricanes vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Football Betting Pick: Over 57.5 points (October 11th 2014)
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I think we are catching a favorable total here due to both of these teams coming off a bad offensive performance last week. Cincinnati scored just 14 points at home to Memphis and Cincinnati managed just 17 points at Georgia Tech. I look for both teams to get back on track and have this game flying over the total.
Those that have watched Cincinnati this season, are well aware of how bad they are defensively. The Bearcats actually rank 144th against both the run (255.3 ypg) and the pass (306.5 ypg). This should have Miami scoring at will and should lead to a lot of quick scores.
The Hurricanes have a lot better defensive numbers and there could be some concern with them ranking 6th in the country against the pass but a lot of that is due to who they have played. Four of their six opponents have attempted 40+ rush attempts against them. Even with starting quarterback Gunner Kiel not expected to play, I still think this Bearcats’ offense has a lot of explosive players, plus they have an experienced backup in Munchie Legaux, who has 13 career starts.
It’s also worth noting that these two teams haven’t played each other since 1998 so neither team is going to be familiar with the opposing offense, which is a big disadvantage for the two defenses. BET THE OVER 57.5!