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 (on the moneyline to win) and the Bearcats ( ) take to the field on November 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET. Sportsbooks have listed the game’s total at .
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.
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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%).
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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