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College Football Betting Line Favors the Cincinnati Bearcats over the Southern Methodist Mustangs

Cincinnati Bearcats


Southern Methodist Mustangs
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Southern Methodist is still winless on the season, but just garnered its first cover by giving East Carolina a decent battle as a huge underdog. The Mustangs will try to build on that performance when they host the disappointing Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon in Dallas.

SMU had lost its first four games this season by an average score of 50-3, but after trailing the Pirates by three touchdowns early rallied to get within 35-24, securing the cover as a 40-point dog. Cincinnati has problems of its own, after giving up 50, 41, and 55 points in losing its last three games both SU and ATS.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Southern Methodist Mustangs as 14.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check 5Dimes for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 28-11 result in favor of the Bearcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 1-4 ATS. Cincinnati is 3-2 on the over under betting totals; Southern Methodist is 4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Southern Methodist vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Southern Methodist Mustangs at No. 125 and the Cincinnati Bearcats at No. 67 heading into this contest.

How Cincinnati Bearcats vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 7.2 PPG, against a Cincinnati defense that ranks No. 124 this week at 40.8 PPG. The Southern Methodist aerial game is averaging 198.2 yards per game, less than the Cincinnati Bearcats secondary allows through the air, 302.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Cincinnati Bearcats own the league's No. 126-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 357.5 yards per game when on the road. Southern Methodist, on the other hand, rates No. 121 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Cincinnati's aerial attack generated 355 yards but it was the Hurricanes coming away with a 55-34 victory over Cincinnati at Sun Life Stadium.

Garrett Krstich led the way last time out for the Mustangs, connecting for 339 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 45-24 loss to the Mustangs at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Betting Odds Trends

Cincinnati is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Cincinnati is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to South Florida, Friday, October 24th
Southern Methodist home to Memphis, Saturday, October 25th