The BYU Cougars (3-1) host the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-2) in a battle of Big 12 newcomers on Friday. The Cougars are looking to bounce back after having their three-game win streak halted. In Week 4, BYU lost to Kansas 38-27. The Bearcats head into this matchup on a two-game losing streak. On Sept. 23, the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners defeated Cincinnati 20-6.
The BYU vs. Cincinnati start time is 10:15 p.m. ET. The Bearcats are 1-point favorites in the latest Cincinnati vs. BYU odds, while the over/under for total points is 49.5. Before making any BYU vs. Cincinnati picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Cincinnati vs. BYU spread: Bearcats -1Cincinnati vs. BYU over/under: 49.5 pointsCincinnati vs. BYU money line: Bearcats -114, Cougars -106CIN: Cincinnati has hit the team total Under in its last four gamesBYU: BYU has hit the 1H game total Over in eight of its last 12 gamesCincinnati vs. BYU picks: See picks at SportsLineCincinnati vs. BYU live stream: fubo (try for free)Why Cincinnati can coverThe Bearcats have a few reliable pass catchers. They are sixth in the Big 12 in passing yards per game (273.3). Senior receiver Xzavier Henderson is a big-bodied (6-foot-4) target with good downfield speed. The Florida transfer leads the team in receptions (23) and receiving yards (340) with a score. He has notched 140-plus receiving yards in two of the four games played. In Week 3 against Miami (OH), he snagged 12 grabs for 140 yards.
Senior receiver Braden Smith is a playmaker who has a knack for creating plays vertically. Smith owns strong hands at the catch point but has the speed to blow past defenders. The Mississippi native has caught 13 passes for 198 yards and a team-high two touchdowns. On Sept. 9 against Pittsburgh, Smith had five catches for 59 yards and one touchdown. See which team to pick here.
Why BYU can coverSenior quarterback Kedon Slovis is leading the Cougars offense. The Pittsburgh transfer owns the composure and poise to stay calm under center. The Arizona native has thrown for 1,017 yards and eight passing touchdowns. In his last contest against Kansas, Slovis had 357 yards and two passing scores.
The Cougars have had three players log at least 200 receiving yards. Junior tight end Isaac Rex consistently gets open and excels as a blocker. Rex leads the team in receiving yards (260) with 17 receptions and one score. Sophomore receiver Chase Roberts has been another effective pass-catcher. Roberts has snagged at least five catches in three of his last four games. The Utah native caught 18 balls for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, he had five grabs for 89 yards. See which team to pick here.
How to make BYU vs. Cincinnati picksSportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 51 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in more than 60% of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
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