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Bearcats visit Scarlet Knights in Week 12 battle

Cincinnati BearcatsRutgers Scarlet Knights
7-2November 16, 2013, 12:00 | High Point Solutions Stadium5-3

Rutgers will look to improve on its 5-3 record this week when they host Cincinnati in Week 12 action at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday.

Supporters of the Bearcats have seen them go 7-2 and 4-5 ATS so far this season, while the Scarlet Knights are at 5-3 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 4-4, while the Bearcats are 5-4.

View Cincinnati Bearcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Rutgers were sitting as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 87 and the Bearcats sitting at No. 39. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 39-28 result in favor of the Bearcats this week.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 28-25 winner as they battled Southern Methodist at home. Cincinnati failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 53 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Gary Nova throttled the Owls defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 371 yards as Rutgers handed Temple a 23-20 defeat.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 54-ranked offense (30.88 PPG) against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 14 at 18.78 PPG. The Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 253.88 yards per game, more than the Bearcats give up through the air (202.78 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bearcats own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 105.25 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 81 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bearcats at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Rutgers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Rutgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Rutgers's last 13 games
Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Saturday, November 23rd
Rutgers at Central Florida, Thursday, November 21st