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    One of the best wideouts in college football will be on display when Rashee Rice and the SMU Mustangs (3-3) host the Cincinnati Bearcats (5-1) on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

    The Bearcats are the favorites (-3) in their game against the Mustangs, with the over/under at 61.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Bearcats are -159 and the Mustangs are +130.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Cincinnati vs. SMU

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: University Park, Texas
    • Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
    Bearcats vs Mustangs Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bearcats -3 -107 -114 61.5 -110 -111 -159 +130

    Cincinnati Betting Insights

    • SMU is 1-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • SMU is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
    • Two of SMU’s six games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).

    Cincinnati Stats & Insights

    • On defense, Cincinnati has been a top-25 unit, ranking 19th-best by allowing only 313.2 yards per game. The offense ranks 49th (432.0 yards per game).
    • Cincinnati ranks 30th in scoring defense this year (21.2 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 38.2 points per game.
    • Cincinnati owns the 33rd-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (278.0 passing yards per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 19th-best with just 186.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Cincinnati is putting up 154.0 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 67th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 45th, allowing 126.8 rushing yards per contest.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 21st-worst in the FBS (44.3% third-down conversion rate), Cincinnati has had more success on the other side of the ball, ranking 76th in the FBS by putting up a 38.7% third-down conversion rate.
    • With nine forced turnovers (68th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (72nd in the FBS), Cincinnati (-1) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has thrown for 1,561 yards (260.2 ypg) to lead Cincinnati, completing 66.1% of his passes and tossing 15 touchdown passes compared to six interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Charles McClelland, has carried the ball 76 times for 502 yards (83.7 per game), scoring five times. He’s also caught 12 passes for 123 yards.
    • Corey Kiner has carried the ball 52 times for 253 yards (42.2 per game) and five touchdowns.
    • Tyler Scott’s leads his squad with 500 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 29 receptions (out of 45 targets) and scored six touchdowns.
    • Tre Tucker has hauled in 29 receptions totaling 387 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jadon Thompson has racked up 10 grabs for 150 yards, an average of 25.0 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Ivan Pace Jr. leads the team with 6.0 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has recorded 9.0 TFL and 46 tackles.
    • Ja’Von Hicks has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 19 tackles and two passes defended.

    SMU Betting Insights

    • SMU has covered the spread once in six games this year.
    • SMU is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or greater this season.
    • Two of SMU’s six games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).

    SMU Stats & Insights

    • SMU ranks 23rd-worst in total yards allowed per game on defense (432.3), but at least it has been playing well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in total yards per contest (490.3).
    • From an offensive perspective, SMU is posting 35.5 points per game (32nd-ranked). It ranks 91st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (29.5 points given up per game).
    • SMU’s pass defense ranks 59th in the FBS with 223.3 passing yards surrendered per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks fourth-best by compiling 351.8 passing yards per game.
    • SMU ranks 83rd in rushing yards per game (138.5), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with 209.0 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, SMU ranks 33rd in the FBS (46.2% third-down conversion rate) and 50th on defense (35.8% third-down rate allowed).
    • With nine forced turnovers (68th in the FBS) and 12 turnovers committed (100th in the FBS) this season, SMU ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -3.

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Tanner Mordecai has thrown for 2,016 yards (336.0 ypg) while completing 60.9% of his passes and tossing 15 touchdown passes with six interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 86 yards with one touchdown.
    • The team’s top rusher, Velton Gardner, has carried the ball 37 times for 230 yards (38.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Tre Siggers has run for 229 yards across 60 carries, scoring four touchdowns.
    • Rice leads his squad with 761 receiving yards on 49 catches with four touchdowns.
    • Jake Bailey has 12 receptions (on 13 targets) for a total of 205 yards (34.2 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Kelvontay Dixon’s 24 targets have resulted in 15 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Elijah Chatman has collected 3.0 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 3.0 TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Jimmy Phillips Jr. is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 26 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
    • Nick Roberts has a team-leading one interception to go along with 22 tackles and one pass defended.

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