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Cincinnati Bearcats Hosting the SMU Mustangs Week 8 Odds and Betting Pick

The Bearcats hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Cincinnati Bearcats pay a visit to Nippert Stadium in Week 8 betting action.

A 35-18 result in favor of the Mustangs was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

SMU Mustangs vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The SMU Mustangs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-5 ATS. SMU is 4-2 on the over under betting totals; Cincinnati is 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs SMU injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 116-rated Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 77-rated SMU Mustangs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 116-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a SMU defense that ranks No. 95 this week at 31 PPG. The Cincinnati aerial game is averaging 221.86 yards per game, less than the SMU Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 303.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the SMU Mustangs feature the league's No. 116-rated road run defense, allowing 259.5 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 110 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, SMU's aerial attack generated 397 yards but it was the Cougars coming away with a 35-22 victory over SMU at TDECU Stadium.

Cincinnati was hammered in its last outing, as USF ran up a 33-3 score against them at Raymond James Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 14 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SMU home to Tulsa, Friday, October 27th
Cincinnati at USF, Saturday, October 28th