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Cincinnati Favored by -6.5 Against Memphis on Saturday - Week 6 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Memphis Tigers


Cincinnati Bearcats
Saturday, October 04, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium

Cincinnati and Memphis used to play regularly as Conference USA rivals. Saturday night they'll play for the second time as AAC rivals when they meet at the Bearcats' temporary home at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati is 2-1 SU but 1-2 ATS this season, after giving up 700 yards and 50 points in a loss to Ohio State last week. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 2-2 SU but 3-0-1 ATS, after a 24-3 loss but push at Ole Miss.

These teams met for the first time in a decade last year, when the Bearcats went into the Liberty Bowl and came away with a 34-21 victory, covering as 2-point favorites.

Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Cincinnati Bearcats here saw them open at 5Dimes as -6.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Computer Prediction: Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 33-25 win for the Bearcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Cincinnati Bearcats have seen them go 2-1 and 1-2 ATS so far this season, while the Memphis Tigers are at 2-2 and 3-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Memphis Tigers are 2-2, while the Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Memphis injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 39-rated Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 99-rated Memphis Tigers in this matchup.

How Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Cincinnati Bearcats No. 31-ranked offense (39 PPG) against a Memphis Tigers defense that ranks No. 40 at 20.75 PPG. The Cincinnati Bearcats passing attack has averaged 353 yards per game, more than the Memphis Tigers give up through the air (227.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Memphis Tigers own the league's No. 57-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 161 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 106 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis lost its last outing, a 24-3 result against Rebels on September 27. Memphis failed to cover in that game as a +20-point underdog, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Rebels as Mississippi blasted them 24-3 in Week 5 action.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 50-28 loser on the road against Buckeyes. They failed to cover the +16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (78) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In Cincinnati's last outing, Gunner Kiel threw for 352 yards in a losing cause against the Buckeyes, 50-28 at Ohio Stadium.

Memphis Tigers vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds Trends

Memphis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

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