Cincinnati Vs. SMU: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The No. 3 Cincinnati Bearcats (10-0, 6-0 AAC) bring the sixth-ranked passing defense in college football into a matchup with the SMU Mustangs (8-2, 4-2 AAC), who have the No. 9 passing offense. The Mustangs (+297 on the moneyline to win) and the Bearcats (-9.5) take to the field on November 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET. Sportsbooks have listed the game’s total at 65.5.

Check out this article before you make a bet on this game for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the contest — from team and player stats to key metrics, betting insights and more.

The betting trends in the article below reference odds valid as of November 20, 2021 at 2:03 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Cincinnati Vs. SMU Betting Odds

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Cincinnati Offense Vs. SMU Defense

Bearcats Offense Stats (Rank) Mustangs Defense
39.2 (9) Points/Gm 25.9 (65)
418.4 (51) Yards/Gm 406.3 (96)
244.7 (53) Pass Yards/Gm 279.8 (125)
173.7 (55) Rush Yards/Gm 126.5 (36)
8.4 (31) Yards/Pass 8.2 (105)
5.2 (15) Yards/Rush 3.5 (23)
44.6% (31) 3rd Down % 37.7% (49)
9 (45) Turnovers 10 (47)
3 (12) Sacks 8 (66)

SMU Offense Vs. Cincinnati Defense

SMU Offense Stats (Rank) Cincinnati Defense
41.6 (6) Points/Gm 16.2 (6)
498.3 (6) Yards/Gm 315.3 (17)
327.7 (9) Pass Yards/Gm 164.4 (6)
170.6 (57) Rush Yards/Gm 150.9 (73)
8.3 (36) Yards/Pass 5.6 (3)
4.9 (33) Yards/Rush 3.6 (32)
47.9% (11) 3rd Down % 35.8% (34)
11 (77) Turnovers 17 (2)
2 (4) Sacks 3 (118)

When Cincinnati Has The Ball

  • The Bearcats average 8.4 yards per pass attempt (31st in the FBS), and the Mustangs allow 8.2 per pass (105th in college football).
  • SMU’s defense allows 279.8 yards through the air per game (125th in the FBS). Cincinnati’s 244.7 passing yards per game is 53rd in college football.
  • The Bearcats have the ninth-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 39.2 points per game. The Mustangs’ defense is 65th, giving up 25.9 points per contest.
  • Cincinnati has conceded three sacks (12th-fewest in college football), while SMU’s defense has totaled eight (62nd-fewest).

When SMU Has The Ball

  • The Mustangs have given up two sacks (fourth-fewest in college football), while the Bearcats’ defense has three (10th-fewest).
  • Cincinnati has forced 17 turnovers (second-most in the FBS), and SMU has committed 11 turnovers (51st-most in college football).
  • The Bearcats’ defense gives up 5.6 yards per pass attempt (third in the FBS). The Mustangs’ offense averages 8.3 yards per pass (36th in college football).
  • SMU is 11th in the FBS in third-down percentage (47.9%) and will be facing the 34th-ranked Cincinnati defense in that category (35.8%).
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Cincinnati Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cincinnati is 5-5-0 ATS this season.
  • The Bearcats are 3-5 ATS this season when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites.
  • So far this season, five out of Cincinnati’s 10 games have gone over the point total.
  • Cincinnati’s games have had a combined total of more than 65.5 points two times this season (in 10 outings).
  • The Bearcats have yet to lose when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 9-0.

SMU Betting Trends And Insights

  • SMU has won four games against the spread this year, while failing to cover or pushing five times.
  • SMU and its opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of nine times this year.
  • SMU and its opponents have combined to score more than 65.5 points in five of nine games this season.
  • The Mustangs won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Cincinnati Players To Watch

  • Desmond Ridder has thrown for 2,425 yards while completing 65.9% of his passes (189-of-287), with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions this year (242.5 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 80 times for 279 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 27.9 yards per game.
  • Jerome Ford has churned out a team-best 884 rushing yards (98.2 per game) and 15 touchdowns. He has tacked on 15 receptions for 169 yards (18.8 yards per game) and one TD.
  • This season Alec Pierce has 37 catches and leads the team with 627 yards (62.7 per game) while scoring four touchdowns.
  • Tyler Scott has chipped in with 322 yards (on 18 catches) and three touchdowns.
  • This season Josh Whyle has caught 21 passes for 283 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 31.4 receiving yards per game.

SMU Players To Watch

  • Tanner Mordecai has thrown for 3,251 yards while completing 70% of his passes (266-of-380), with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this year (325.1 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 58 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 19.5 yards per game.
  • Tre Siggers has churned out a team-best 656 rushing yards (65.6 per game) and eight touchdowns.
  • Ulysses Bentley IV has 517 yards on 73 carries (64.6 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Danny Gray has 49 receptions for a team-high 803 receiving yards (80.3 per game) and nine touchdowns.
  • Rashee Rice has also contributed with 50 receptions for 585 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Reggie Roberson Jr. is averaging 56.8 yards per game, racking up 45 receptions for 568 yards and six touchdowns.

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