The Line: Army (+440) vs. Cincinnati (-650)
The books are really overvaluing Cincinnati based on a one game sample-size. The fact is Army has been dominant in both of their first two games. Cincinnati looked great in their first game but they are missing their best wide receiver Alec Pierce from a year ago.
Both of these defenses are underrated. Cincinnati was lights out in their last game and didn’t allow a score until near the end of the game. Army’s defense has been solid. Smothering their opponents for four quarters. Today both of these offenses are going to be trying to unleash. I expect a physical and difficult start for both offensive units.
Army has been terrible in history against ranked opponents going 0-20. Cincinnati has been terrible as well losing 15 of 16 against ranked teams inside the top-25. Something has to give. I do believe this game is tight in the first quarter and we see one or two good drives. As the course of this game continues Army will be trying to pound the run as well as Cincinnati. That is a corner stone of both offenses.
A player to watch for on both teams: running back Gerrid Doaks from Cincinnati. Scored four touchdowns last week. Running back Sandon McCoy from Army. He has the size and strength along with four of Army’s ten total touchdowns through two games.
My picks: Army covers the spread +11.5 (-110).
OVER 44.5 total points (-110).
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*All odds courtesy of Fanduel Sportsbook and are subject to change at any given time without prior notice.*