The 2020 college football season is underway, and there are some exciting matchups on the schedule this weekend. The Army Black Knights take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in one of these battles, and this is a matchup of top-25 teams.
Army enters this matchup with a record of 2-0, and they are now ranked 22nd in the country. Cincinnati enters this contest as the 14th ranked team in the country, and they are 1-0 so far this season.
Army Betting Preview: Running, Defense Carrying Army
The Army Black Knights have been dominant on defense so far this season, and they are also terrific at running the football. This will be the strategy that Army employs again in this game, and it could spell a rough day for Cincinnati.
Army is averaging 388 yards per game so far this season, and they won’t throw the football unless they have to. Quarterback Christian Anderson leads the team with 146 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season.
On defense, the Black Knights have allowed just seven points through two games, although Cincinnati will be the best team they have faced.
Cincinnati Betting Preview: Ridder Powering Cincinnati Offense
The Cincinnati Bearcats have played just one game this season, but the offense put on a show in that game. Quarterback Desmond Ridder was a huge part of that success in the season opener, and he will look for a big game against Army.
Ridder threw for 196 yards and ran for another 57 yards in the victory over Austin Peay. The Bearcats do have some other weapons, but this team will go as far as Ridder can carry them.
Army/Cincinnati Betting Lines
Both Army and Cincinnati enter this game ranked in the top-25, and that should make for an interesting and exciting matchup. Cincinnati is a higher ranked team, and playing at home will also give them a huge edge in this game.
JazzSports has the Cincinnati Bearcats as 11.5-point favorites over the Army Black Knights in this matchup.
Free Betting Pick
Both teams love to run the football, but the Cincinnati Bearcats also feature a terrific passing attack as well. Look for the Bearcats to shut down the Army rushing attack at some point, and that will allow Cincinnati to take control of this game.
Even though the Bearcats win, don’t expect this game to get out of hand. Army will keep this one close throughout, but they just don’t have enough offense at the end.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Army Black Knights +11.5