Tulane vs Cincinnati Prediction, Odds, Choose

The Tulane Green Wave takes on the Cincinnati Bearcats. Check out our series on college football odds for our prediction and pick for Tulane Cincinnati.

The Tulane Green Wave has a historic opportunity here. If they win this game, they will enter the AAC Championship Game for the first time. It would be a great breakthrough for the program under head coach Willie Fritz, who continues to impress in New Orleans and build on his accomplishments as head coach. The coaching carousel will start spinning in the coming weeks, and if an athletic director of a program with an open coaching job wants to find an architect for a remodel or a makeover, Fritz will — based purely on sheer merit, not the rumor mill or speculation in the industry – deserves a good, long look. He patiently improved Tulane over several years, working through some bumps along the way. This is how it is with programs that do not appear in the national conversation every year. Now comes a time that may not occur for years to come. It’s impressive that Tulane gets this chance, but it’s a tense moment because there are no guarantees you’ll get a second chance anytime soon.

Tulane had a magical moment in the college football spotlight in 1998, as the Green Wave went undefeated. It’s been 24 years since that special season. That year, Tulane was unable to play in an elite New Year’s Bowl. Tulane had to settle for a berth in the Liberty Bowl. If Tulane can win the AAC Championship, the Green Wave can go to the Cotton Bowl. It is a huge opportunity for the Green Wave.

Cincinnati made the College Football Playoff last year, so compared to that semifinal against Alabama, this game doesn’t have the same stature or buzz… offering. That would be a great result in 2022 for a team that lost nine players to the NFL draft. Luke Fickell, if he wins the AAC this year, will have coached just as well as he did last season given the difference in talent between the two rosters.

Here are the Tulane-Cincinnati NCAA football odds, courtesy of FanDuel.

College football opportunities: Odds Tulane-Cincinnati

Tulane green wave: +1.5 (-120)

Cincinnati Bearcats: -1.5 (-102)

Over: 44.5 (-110)

Bottom: 44.5 (-110)

Why Tulane could cover the spread

Tulane has a unique opportunity, while for Cincinnati this is relatively normal under Luke Fickell. Both teams will be highly motivated, but Tulane knows this is an extra special occasion for its own program. Tulane can take risks Cincinnati doesn’t want to take. Such aggression can be rewarded in a match where the winner advances to the conference championship game next week.

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Why Cincinnati could cover the spread

The Tulane Green Wave hosted UCF, another competitor in the AAC title chase, a few weeks ago. The game was huge and the buzz was significant. Tulane was thoroughly outplayed. That suggests the Green Wave isn’t quite ready for prime time, when Cincinnati’s familiarity with situations like this should serve the Bearcats quite well. The scatter is small, so it’s basically a pick ’em game. You should feel comfortable taking Cincy.

Latest Tulane-Cincinnati Prediction and Pick

This is almost a pick ’em game and Cincinnati has the proven experience in late season showdowns. It is also played at home. Go with the Bearcats.

Latest Tulane-Cincinnati Prediction and Pick: Cincinnati -1.5

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