The No. 24 Cincinnati Bearcats (4-1) have an AAC matchup against the South Florida Bulls (1-4).
Cincinnati vs. South Florida Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 27 points, with sportsbooks listing Cincinnati as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Cincinnati has -7750 odds to pick up the win, while South Florida is listed at +1800 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 58.5 points.
How to Watch Cincinnati vs. South Florida Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Stadium: Nippert Stadium
Cincinnati ranks 49th in total offense this year (435.6 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS with 435.6 yards allowed per game. On the offensive side of the ball, Cincinnati has been a top-25 unit, ranking 18th-best in the FBS by compiling 40.2 points per game. The Bearcats rank 34th on defense (20.6 points allowed per game). Cincinnati sports the 35th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (195.8 allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 23rd-best with 295.0 passing yards per game. Cincinnati is averaging 140.6 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 86th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 29th, surrendering 107.4 rushing yards per contest. Cincinnati is putting up a 39.7% third-down percentage on offense this year (67th in the FBS), and is giving up a 42.9% third-down conversion rate (98th) on the defensive side of the ball. Cincinnati ranks 51st in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 9 turnovers (28th in the FBS) and committing eight (77th in the FBS).
South Florida ranks 101st in total yards per game (346.4), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 487.8 total yards surrendered per contest. South Florida ranks 101st in points per game (24.4), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 38.0 points allowed per contest. South Florida has lots of room to get better in the passing game, as it ranks 19th-worst in passing yards per game (174.0) this season and 19th-worst in passing yards surrendered per game (269.4). South Florida ranks 53rd in rushing yards per game (172.4), but it has been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking sixth-worst in the FBS with 218.4 rushing yards surrendered per contest. With a 35.9% third-down conversion percentage on offense, South Florida ranks 90th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 105th, giving up a 43.5% third-down rate. After forcing eight turnovers (45th in the FBS) and turning the ball over nine times (99th in the FBS) this season, South Florida has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -1.
Cincinnati vs. South Florida Betting Analysis
Cincinnati Betting Insights
Cincinnati has covered the spread twice over five games with a set spread. In games they have played as 27-point favorites or more, Cincinnati has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. Games involving Cincinnati have hit the over four times this season. The Bearcats have been the moneyline favorite a total of four times this season, and they’ve won each of those games. The Bearcats have played as a moneyline favorite of -7750 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
Bulls Betting Insights
South Florida has covered the spread in a game one time this season (1-4-0). This year, South Florida games have hit the over four times. This season, the Bulls have been listed as the underdog in four games and failed to win any of those contests. The Bulls have played as an underdog of +1800 or more once this season and won that game.
Cincinnati vs. South Florida Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||54.4||54.3||54.5|
|Implied Total AVG||36.0||38.5||34.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||4-0||2-0||2-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||59.2||58.2||60.8|
|Implied Total AVG||39.4||39.0||40.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-4||0-2||0-2|
Players to Watch
- With 6.0 sacks to go with 9.0 TFL and 39 tackles in five games, Ivan Pace Jr. has been a significant contributor to the Bearcats’ defense in 2022.
- Jabari Taylor has helped carry the Bearcats’ defense with 2.5 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and 16 tackles in five games.
- Bryon Threats has helped lead the Bearcats’ defense with one interception to go along with 19 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defended in five games.
- Jowon Briggs, as part of the Bearcats’ defensive unit, has recorded 3.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 20 tackles in five games.
- Jatorian Hansford has been wreaking havoc on defense, posting eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks for the Bulls.
- Dwayne Boyles has been causing chaos on defense, recording one interception to go with 10 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended for the Bulls.
- In five games for the Bulls, Mekhi LaPointe has totaled 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
- The Bulls’ Jayden Curry has registered five tackles and one interception in five games.
Cincinnati vs. South Florida Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this contest is Cincinnati, and we predict that Cincinnati will cover the spread (Cincinnati -27). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 58.5 points.