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Bearcats face Rockets in Week 8 odds

Cincinnati BearcatsToledo Rockets
Oct 20, 7:00 PM | Turf of Glass Bowl

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Toledo Rockets Odds


Buckeye State pride will be on the line when 5-0 Cincinnati visits 6-1 Toledo for a Big East/MAC inter-conference bout Saturday night at the Glass Bowl (7 pm ET, ESPN3).

The Bearcats were early seven-point road favorites over the Rockets, who have hit the 50-point mark each of their last two games.

View Cincinnati vs Toledo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Rockets sit at No. 85 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bearcats are at No. 40 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 52-37.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toledo's No. 30-ranked offense (36.4 PPG) against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 10 at 14.4 PPG. The Rockets passing attack has averaged 285.6 yards per game, more than the Bearcats give up through the air (250.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bearcats own the league's No. 61-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 160 yards per game when on the road. Toledo, on the other hand, rates No. 91 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 49-17 winner at home against Fordham. The game had no spread or over-under wagering, as it involved a non-board school. Travis Kelce hauled in 3 passes for 101 yards against the Fordham defense in the team's last game, leading Cincinnati over the Rams 49-17 on Saturday.

In their last action, Toledo was a 52-47 winner on the road against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (99) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Terrance Owens's 401-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Toledo earned a 52-47 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Rynearson Stadium.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Bearcats at Rockets trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toledo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Louisville, Friday, October 26
Toledo at Buffalo, Saturday, October 27