NCAAF

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Louisville Cardinals

Cincinnati
Bearcats
9 - 3
Louisville
Cardinals
7 - 5
December 17, 2022, 11:00 AM EST
 | Fenway Park

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Cincinnati
Bearcats
9 - 3
Louisville
Cardinals
7 - 5
December 17, 2022, 11:00 AM EST
 | Fenway Park
  • Coach Scott Satterfield’s old and new teams collide as the Cincinnati Bearcats (9-3 SU, 3-8-1 ATS) face the Louisville Cardinals (7-5, 7-5) in the first-ever college football game at Fenway Park. Cincinnati has covered just one of its last eight games and is 2-5 SU and ATS in its last seven postseason contests.

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    The Bearcats opened as 1-point favorites but the line flipped to Louisville as small chalk following the departure of several Cincinnati coaches and players. The total was set at a lowly 44.5 after the Cardinals went UNDER in five of their last six games and Cincinnati stayed UNDER in six of its final eight.

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      CINCY
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      CINCY
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    Latest Betting Notes: Cincinnati

    Although Satterfield is already on the recruiting path as Cincinnati’s new coach, he won’t be on the sidelines to lead the Bearcats in the Fenway Bowl. Interim coach Kerry Coombs will also be without several assistant coaches — including defensive coordinator Mike Tressel — who are following Luke Fickell to Wisconsin.

    The Bearcats will be missing a few big names on the field as well after tight end Josh Whyle opted out and receiver Jadon Thompson, cornerback Ja’Quan Sheppard and kicker Ryan Coe entered the transfer portal. Whyle’s absence will be most felt in the red zone, where the first-team all-American Athletic Conference selection had the most touchdowns by a tight end in program history, while Sheppard is another all-AAC first-teamer.

    Cincy hasn’t been good to its backers in the past couple of months, going 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight games. The Bearcats are also 2-5 SU and ATS in their last seven postseason appearances.

    Latest Betting Notes: Louisville

    Former Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has been hired as Satterfield’s successor in Louisville, but former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch will serve as the team’s interim coach against Cincinnati. At the time of writing, Branch was expected to have a full roster at his disposal as no Cardinals players had opted out or entered the transfer portal in advance of the Fenway Bowl.

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    A shoulder injury caused dual-threat quarterback Malik Cunningham to see limited action in Louisville’s season-ending 26-13 loss to Kentucky, but the three-week break before the Fenway Bowl should buy him time to heal up and be 100 percent. Cunningham ran for 12 touchdowns this season while adding another eight through the air.

    The biggest key to Louisville’s turnaround season, however, has been the play of its defense. Led by star linebacker Yasir Abdullah, the Cardinals allowed 21 points or less in five of their last seven games, going 5-2 SU and ATS during that span.

    Keys To Victory: Cincinnati

    Cincinnati is clearly the better of the two teams, having gone to the national playoff a year ago and falling one win short of its third straight AAC title this season. If the Bearcats can block out the distractions of their coaching changes and player departures, they should be able to win this game comfortably.

    Keys To Victory: Louisville

    The Cardinals defense has relied on forcing turnovers this season, including three forced fumbles and two interceptions by Abdullah alone. A healthy Cunningham can also wreak havoc on a Cincinnati defense that won’t have its usual coordinator to help it prepare.

    Fenway Bowl Computer Pick: Cincinnati +1

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    Shark Bites
    • Cincinnati is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games.
    • Cincinnati is 2-5 SU and ATS in its last 7 postseason games.
    • The UNDER is 3-0 in Louisville’s last 3 games.

Odds

Saturday, December 17 Sat Dec 17


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-1
+102
-105
o44.5
-105
+1
-112
-105
u44.5
-105
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+2.5
-110
+121
o38.5
-110
-2.5
-110
-141
u38.5
-110

Edge Finder

31.08
Total Score
27.17
247.75
Passing Yards
202.58
136.67
Rushing Yards
193.83
28:19
Time on Field
29:25
65.83
Number of Plays
67.92
5.96
Yards Per Play
5.96
31.08
Total Score
27.17
6.25
First Quarter
5.17
11.33
Second Quarter
7.83
7.67
Third Quarter
7.08
5.83
Fourth Quarter
7.08
247.75
Passing Yards
202.58
33.50
Pass Attempts
28.75
20.17
Pass Completions
17.08
2.58
Sacks
2.00
20.17
Sack Yards
13.33
12.29
Yards Per Pass
11.86
136.67
Rushing Yards
193.83
32.33
Rush Attempts
39.17
4.23
Yards Per Rush
4.95
0.67
Interceptions
0.83
1.25
Fumbles
1.17
0.33
Fumbles Lost
0.75
1.00
Total Turnovers
1.58
7.92
Penalties
7.08
67.67
Penalty Yards
69.25
28:19
Time on Field
29:25
65.83
Number of Plays
67.92
5.96
Yards Per Play
5.96
4.67
Punts
4.17
46.63
Punt Average
44.58
53.42
Return Yards
61.33

Head To Head

CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
4-6
Record
6-4
5-5
ATS
5-5
6-3-1
O/U
6-3-1
25.40
Score
30.50
163.90
Rush Yds
163.60
32.40
Pass Attempts
31.50
53.70
Completion %
62.54
216.90
Passing Yds
252.70
380.8
Total Yds
416.3
2.30
Turnovers
1.40
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
2-1
O/U
2-1
26.67
Score
27.00
166.00
Rush Yds
118.33
31.67
Pass Attempts
36.67
55.79
Completion %
60.00
204.33
Passing Yds
290.67
370.33
Total Yds
409
2.00
Turnovers
1.00
Dec 5/13 (1 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Home
Away
24
Score
31
+3
ATS
-3
49 o
O/U
49 u
124
Rush Yds
177
41
Pass Attempts
37
53.66
Completion %
62.16
304
Passing Yds
255
428
Total Yds
432
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 26/12 (2 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Away
Home
31
Score
34
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
53 o
O/U
53 u
196
Rush Yds
108
28
Pass Attempts
41
46.43
Completion %
58.54
157
Passing Yds
416
353
Total Yds
524
3
Turnovers
1
Oct 15/11 (3 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Home
Away
25
Score
16
-13
ATS
+13
49 o
O/U
49 u
178
Rush Yds
70
26
Pass Attempts
32
69.23
Completion %
59.38
152
Passing Yds
201
330
Total Yds
271
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 15/10 (4 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Away
Home
35
Score
27
-3
ATS
+3
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
178
Rush Yds
228
28
Pass Attempts
28
64.29
Completion %
67.86
275
Passing Yds
206
453
Total Yds
434
3
Turnovers
0
Oct 24/09 (5 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Home
Away
41
Score
10
-14
ATS
+14
51 o
O/U
51 u
182
Rush Yds
130
23
Pass Attempts
25
82.61
Completion %
56.00
286
Passing Yds
145
468
Total Yds
275
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 14/08 (6 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Away
Home
28
Score
20
-4
ATS
+4
46 o
O/U
46 u
131
Rush Yds
120
36
Pass Attempts
35
55.56
Completion %
54.29
274
Passing Yds
193
405
Total Yds
313
2
Turnovers
2
Oct 13/07 (7 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Home
Away
24
Score
28
-9
ATS
+9
67.5 o
O/U
67.5 u
136
Rush Yds
97
46
Pass Attempts
38
56.52
Completion %
73.68
324
Passing Yds
350
460
Total Yds
447
4
Turnovers
0
Oct 14/06 (8 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Away
Home
17
Score
23
+25.5
ATS
-25.5
53.5 o
O/U
53.5 u
212
Rush Yds
105
28
Pass Attempts
37
35.71
Completion %
54.05
129
Passing Yds
324
341
Total Yds
429
1
Turnovers
3
Oct 22/05 (9 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Home
Away
22
Score
46
+22
ATS
-22
64 o
O/U
64 u
149
Rush Yds
244
41
Pass Attempts
27
48.78
Completion %
77.78
235
Passing Yds
303
384
Total Yds
547
3
Turnovers
3
Nov 27/04 (10 of 10)
CINCY
Stat Type LOUIS
Away
Home
7
Score
70
+17
ATS
-17
70 o
O/U
70 u
153
Rush Yds
357
27
Pass Attempts
15
29.63
Completion %
66.67
33
Passing Yds
134
186
Total Yds
491
4
Turnovers
1

Team Records

CINCY
Record LOUIS
9-3
All
7-5
5-1
Home
5-1
3-2
Away
2-4
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-8-1
ATS
7-5
2-4
ATS Home
5-1
1-3-1
ATS Away
2-4
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
6-6
O/U
4-8
4-2
O/U Home
2-4
1-4
O/U Away
2-4
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
CINCY
Record LOUIS
6-2
All
4-4
3-1
Home
3-1
3-1
Away
1-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
1-6-1
ATS
4-4
0-4
ATS Home
3-1
1-2-1
ATS Away
1-3
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-6
O/U
4-4
2-2
O/U Home
2-2
0-4
O/U Away
2-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
CINCY
Record LOUIS
8-2
All
6-4
4-1
Home
5-1
3-1
Away
1-3
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-7-1
ATS
6-4
1-4
ATS Home
5-1
1-2-1
ATS Away
1-3
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
4-6
O/U
4-6
3-2
O/U Home
2-4
0-4
O/U Away
2-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

10:00am Rain/Snow
5ºC / 41ºF
79% Humidity
69% Precipitation
84% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 14
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 25, 2022TUL24-27L+1/44-L/O235973372211573831
Nov 19, 2022TEMP23-3W-17/49-W/U13123638835165202-4
Nov 11, 2022ECAR27-25W-4.5/51.5-L/O662253101742804541
Nov 5, 2022NAVY20-10W-18.5/43.5-L/U55286354176662600
Oct 29, 2022UCF21-25L+1.5/55.5-L/U35257333258244505-2
Oct 22, 2022SMU29-27W-3.5/59.5-L/U17920037980179259-1
Oct 8, 2022USF28-24W-27/58.5-L/U2211934142241393632
Oct 1, 2022TULSA31-21W-10/59-P/U19816636436249285-1
Sep 24, 2022INDY45-24W-16.5/57-W/O4035439468280348-2
Sep 17, 2022M-OH38-17W-24/51-L/O137341478671161832
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 26, 2022UK13-26L+3.5/42.5-L/U1641053091581743463
Nov 19, 2022NCSU25-10W-4/43-W/U19215134577191291-1
Nov 12, 2022CLEM16-31L+7/52-L/U150217400248175439-1
Nov 5, 2022JAMES34-10W-6.5/53.5-W/U244203467141521931
Oct 29, 2022WAKE48-21W+3/66.5-W/O21119141092256402-7
Oct 22, 2022PITT24-10W-1.5/55-W/U122190312168158326-3
Oct 8, 2022UVA34-17W+1.5/47.5-W/O1982754736313319-1
Oct 1, 2022BC33-34L-13.5/48-L/O147205352150304454-2
Sep 24, 2022USF41-3W-15.5/63.5-W/U28325954248110158-2
Sep 16, 2022FSU31-35L+2.5/57-L/O2522434951892664551
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