|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe Ohio State Buckeyes are barely hanging on to their Top 25 ranking while the Cincinnati Bearcats are hoping to get into the charts themselves. The two in-state rivals will face each other at Columbus' Ohio Stadium this Saturday.
The two teams have competed with each other four times since 1999. The Buckeyes have won on every single occasion with the last being a 37-7 win in 2006. The games between these two teams have gone under the point total as well in recent time. The last game had a point total of 47.5 but the game went under that value. The 2002 edition was close as the Buckeyes won that game 23-19. However, this was held in Cincinnati.
The Buckeyes lost to Virginia Tech earlier this season but came back two weeks ago with a 66-0 takedown of Kent State. The Buckeyes went over the -31.5 spread and the 49-point over/under for the game.
The Buckeyes have only won against the spread in four of their last ten games. They have lost their last four ATS against teams with winning road records and after scoring at least 40 points in their prior games.
The Cincinnati Bearcats have won eight of their last ten games. They beat Miami of Ohio last weekend 31-24 but failed to cover the -30 spread. The Bearcats are 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. They have won ATS in their last four games after having less than a hundred rushing yards in their last game. They are also 4-1 over the point total in the last few games when playing against someone who has a winning record.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are clear favorites to win this match. The Buckeyes have a -16 advantage for the game with a -110 payout coming for the bet. The over/under for points scored in this game is 64. The moneyline bet is not available in most places although those who do offer it are giving the Bearcats a line of at least +500 to get a straight up win.