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An American Athletic Conference battle has the No. 22 Cincinnati Bearcats (9-2) hosting the No. 19 Tulane Green Wave (9-2) on Friday afternoon. Tulane has won six of its past seven games, including a 59-24 win over SMU. On the opposite sideline, Cincinnati is on a three-game win streak. Last Saturday, the Bearcats knocked off SMU 23-3. The winner of this matchup is guaranteed a spot in the AAC title game next week. 

Kickoff is set for noon ET. The Bearcats are 1-point favorites in the latest Tulane vs. Cincinnati odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set at 44.5. Before making any Cincinnati vs. Tulane picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Tulane vs. Cincinnati and just revealed its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and trends for Cincinnati vs. Tulane:

  • Tulane vs. Cincinnati spread: Bearcats -1 
  • Tulane vs. Cincinnati over/under: 44.5 points  
  • Tulane vs. Cincinnati money line: Bearcats -105, Green Wave -115
  • TUL: Green Wave are 6-0 ATS in their last six road games 
  • CIN: Bearcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games 
  • Tulane vs. Cincinnati picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Tulane Green Wave

Why Cincinnati can cover

Senior Charles McClelland is the main runner in the backfield. McClelland provides the ground attack with a strong runner who brings good vision to the table. The Georgia native leads the team with 132 carries for 777 yards and six touchdowns. He has also rushed for 100-plus yards in two games.

Junior receiver Tyler Scott has been the leading pass-catcher for the Bearcats' passing attack. Scott tracks the ball very well downfield and shows good ball skills. The Ohio native is creative in open space and has developed into a serious weapon after the catch. He leads the team in receptions (53), receiving yards (888), and touchdowns (9). On Nov. 11, he logged seven catches for 140 yards and one touchdown. 

Why Tulane can cover

Tulane has a physical and instinctive defense. The Green Wave are consistently making plays on the ball and force their opponents into difficult situations. The Green Wave rolled into this game ranked first in the conference in scoring (19.5), second in total defense (336.7), and third in passing yards allowed (189.5). Senior linebacker Dorian Williams is the heartbeat of this unit.

Williams moves swiftly in the open field and is a menace sideline to sideline. The South Carolina native is a gifted athlete with good overall athleticism. He leads the team in total tackles (92) with four sacks, six pass deflections, and two forced fumbles. Williams has recorded double-digit stops in five games thus far. 

How to make Tulane vs. Cincinnati picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 54 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Tulane vs. Cincinnati? And which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.