Cincinnati vs Arkansas Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Sept 3)
Cincinnati vs Arkansas Week 1 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 23 Cincinnati Bearcats (0-0) vs. No. 19 Arkansas Razorbacks (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Razorback Stadium--Fayetteville, Arkansas
Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a top-25 clash between the No. 23 Cincinnati Bearcats and No. 19 Arkansas Razorbacks.
Both teams figure to focus on the running game behind their strong offensive lines. Razorbacks redshirt sophomore dual-threat QB KJ Jefferson had a solid season leading the Hogs' balanced offense last year, rushing for 664 yards and passing for 2,676 yards with a 21/4 TD/INT ratio.
Cincinnati vs Arkansas Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CIN: (+205) | ARK: (-255)
Spread: CIN: +6.5 (-110) | ARK: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 52.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Arkansas enters as 6.5-point home favorites, but the Razorbacks were -8 over the summer and -7 recently. The 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 52.5, which is below average compared to this week's college football projected totals.
Cincinnati vs Arkansas Prediction & Pick
Cincinnati regroups after losing a number of key contributors from what was the first Group of 5 team to make the College Football Playoff. Arkansas overachieved last season and has to reload on defense with just a handful of returning starters.
On the plus side, the Razorbacks do have four offensive linemen and a dual-threat quarterback returning. Arkansas also has a balanced offense that both rushed and passed for at least 210 yards per game last season.
Cincinnati counters on offense with all five returning starters along the line, including three All-Conference players and 78 combined starts.
Final Score Prediction: Arkansas: 27 | Cincinnati: 24
Cincinnati vs Arkansas Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
- The under is 5-1 in the Bearcats' last six road games.
- Arkansas is 6-0 ATS in their last six games in September.
- The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
Cincinnati vs Arkansas Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Bearcats lost a Group-of-5-record eight players to the NFL Draft. However, they return all five starters on the offensive line. As much as the Hogs improved on the defensive front and run defense last year, they are projected with one of the lower-ranked defensive lines this season in the SEC.
This game could be decided by special teams and turnovers, which is where Cincinnati excelled in their special season last year. A close game is projected, making the underdog worth a smaller bet on the spread as well as a first-half offering of +3.5 (+100) on the Bearcats.