Free College Football Picks Today: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave 11/25/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave 11/25/22
Fri 25th November 2022

The No. 19 Tulane University Green Wave (9-2, 6-1 AAC) and No. 21 University of Cincinnati Bearcats (9-2, 6-1 AAC) face off Friday at Nippert Stadium for their regular season finales. The Bearcats are two-point favorites, and the total is 46.5.

Tulane is coming off an impressive 59-24 win over SMU at Benson Field at Yulman Stadium last Thursday. Michael Pratt was 9 of 14 for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Tyjae Spears ran 13 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Shae Wyatt caught three passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Cincinnati won for the third straight game on Saturday, beating Temple 23-3 at Lincoln Financial Field. Ben Bryant threw for 257 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Montgomery carried 14 times for 58 yards and a touchdown. Tre Tucker also scored once. He caught four receptions for 78 yards.


The Bearcats won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 31-12 victory in October, their third straight win against Tulane. Desmond Ridder threw three touchdowns for Cincinnati, as Jerome Ford added two TDs (1 rush, 1 rec) and Josh Whyle scored twice.


The Green Wave are averaging 35.1 points per game for the season, 25th in FBS, and they are facing a Bearcats defense that has surrendered 19.7 PPG (21st). Meanwhile, Cincinnati has scored 31.7 points a game this season, 42nd in the country, and Tulane is allowing 19.5 PPG (18th). The Green Wave rank 68th in the country in passing yards per game (229.4) and 38th in rushing (189.7).

They will face a tough test through the air, as the Bearcats are 20th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (188.6). Against the run, Cincinnati is 46th (134.9). Cincinnati is 29th in the country in passing yards per game (270.0) and 99th in rushing (127.7), while the Green Wave are allowing 189.5 passing yards (22nd) and 147.3 rushing yards per game (67th).


Through 10 games, Michael Pratt has thrown for 20 touchdowns (4 INT) and 222.0 yards per game to lead Tulane in passing. In three away games this season, he has five TDs (3 INT) and an average of 210.0 yards passing. Tyjae Spears leads the team in rushing with an average of 90.5 yards a game over 11 games. He has 12 touchdowns on the ground and four through the air.

Shae Wyatt is the Green Wave’s leading receiver with 47.3 yards a game and five TDs. Ben Bryant has 21 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 248.4 yards per game through 11 games to lead Cincinnati. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 13 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 255.2 yards.

Charles McClelland has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 70.6 yards a game through 11 games. He has six touchdowns. Tyler Scott has been the primary target in the Bearcats’ passing game. He has nine touchdowns and a 98.7 yard per game average through nine appearances.


Tulane is unbeaten on the road this season. Cincinnati is undefeated at home this season in five games.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Cincinnati (-115)

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