Cincinnati vs SMU Week 8 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 21 Cincinnati Bearcats (5-1, 2-0 AAC) vs. SMU Mustangs (3-3, 1-1 AAC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Gerald Ford Stadium -- Dallas, TX
Week 8 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an American Athletic Conference showdown between the No. 21 Cincinnati Bearcats and SMU Mustangs.
The Bearcats were picked to win the AAC, and Cincinnati escaped two weeks ago as a huge home favorite with a 28-24 win over South Florida. Now the Bearcats enter this game off a bye, and Cincinnati has buried SMU the last two years by scores of 48-14 and 42-13 in Dallas.
Cincinnati vs SMU Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CIN: (-160) | SMU: (+132)
Spread: CIN: -3 (-115) | SMU: +3 (-105)
Total: 58.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Cincinnati is a 3-point favorite on the spread and -160 on the moneyline. An SMU outright win returns +132 on the moneyline. The total is holding stead at 58.5 points - slightly above an average college football total.
Cincinnati vs SMU Prediction & Pick
Cincinnati had a bye last week and QB Ben Bryant suffered a concussion in the 4th quarter the previous game vs. South Florida. He's back at practice this week, but coach Luke Fickell has not determined his status publicly. The status of leading WR Tyler Scott's is also uncertain as he missed last game with an ankle injury. The Bearcats may turn to their running game more and the AAC's No. 2 rusher in Charles McClelland (502 yards). The Bearcats defense may have to carry the day again, and they allow just 313 yards per game and are No. 6 in the country with 23 sacks led by LB Ivan Pace Jr. (6 sacks) and his league-high 10.5 tackles per game.
SMU held off Navy last week 40-34 after taking a 40-20 lead. That snapped the Mustangs 3-game losing streak, but SMU has burned bettors money losing 5-straight games against the spread (ATS) under it's first year head coach Rhett Lashley. Still, SMU is averaging 490 yards per game on offense with QB Tanner Mordecai leading the AAC's top-ranked passing attack averaging 351 yards per game. The Bearcats counter with the league's best pass percentage defense (51%) and yards per pass defense (6.0).
Final Score Prediction: Cincinnati: 27 | SMU: 26
Cincinnati vs SMU Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 5-0 straight up (SU) in their last 5 games.
- Cincinnati is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games vs SMU.
- Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in their last 10 road games.
- The total has gone Over in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games.
- SMU is 15-3 SU in their last 18 home games.
- SMU 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has hit the Under in 6 of the last 6 SMU-Cincinnati games.
Cincinnati vs SMU Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Bearcats haven’t lost a conference game since falling to Memphis in 2019 and have now won 18 straight AAC games. But coach Luke Fickell's Bearcats will be challenge more by another strong SMU offense that is plenty capable in the passing game. The Mustangs also have the superior kicking game on their side. Monitor the status of Cincinnati QB Ben Bryant before placing your bets on the Bearcats.
Bet: Under 58.5 (-110)
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