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    The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Louisville Cardinals meet for the Wasabi Fenway Bowl on December 17, 2022, with kickoff at 11:00 AM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Bearcats are slight favorites (-1.5) in their game against the Cardinals, with the over/under at 42.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Bearcats are -120 and the Cardinals are -104.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Cincinnati vs. Louisville

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • Game Time: 11:00 AM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Stadium: Fenway Park
    Bearcats vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bearcats -1.5 -108 -114 42.5 -110 -110 -120 -104

    Cincinnati Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Louisville has put together a 7-5-0 record against the spread.
    • Louisville is a 3-3 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • Four of Louisville’s 12 games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).

    Cincinnati Stats & Insights

    • Defensively, Cincinnati has been a top-25 unit, ranking 17th-best by giving up only 313.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 64th (389.7 yards per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Cincinnati has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best by allowing only 20.3 points per game. The offense ranks 46th (31.1 points per game).
    • Cincinnati owns the 43rd-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (255.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 11th-best with just 176.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Cincinnati ranks 89th in the FBS with 133.8 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 44th in rushing yards allowed per contest (136.5).
    • Cincinnati is averaging a 38.0% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (80th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 37.9% third-down conversion rate (64th) on defense.
    • Cincinnati has forced 16 total turnovers (60th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (ninth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +6, the 24th-best in college football.

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has recorded 2,734 yards (248.5 ypg) on 214-of-349 passing with 21 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season.
    • Charles McClelland has carried the ball 140 times for a team-high 834 yards on the ground and has found the end zone seven times as a runner.
    • Corey Kiner has racked up 319 yards on 69 attempts, scoring four times.
    • Tyler Scott’s team-high 780 yards as a receiver have come on 46 catches (out of zero targets) with eight touchdowns.
    • Tre Tucker has hauled in 45 receptions totaling 567 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jadon Thompson has a total of 369 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 24 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Ivan Pace Jr., the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has recorded seven sacks, 15 TFL and 112 tackles.
    • Arquon Bush has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 31 tackles and three passes defended.

    Louisville Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Louisville has compiled a 7-5-0 record against the spread.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Cardinals have a 3-3 record against the spread.
    • Louisville games have hit the over in four out of 12 opportunities (33.3%).

    Louisville Stats & Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Louisville ranks 52nd in the FBS (405.5 total yards per game) and 36th defensively (347.1 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Louisville’s defensive unit has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 19th-best in the FBS with 20.2 points surrendered per game. In terms of offense, it is compiling 27.2 points per game, which ranks 76th.
    • From an offensive angle, Louisville is compiling 211.7 passing yards per game (89th-ranked). It ranks 37th in the FBS on defense (206.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Louisville is compiling 193.8 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (35th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 140.6 rushing yards per contest (48th-ranked) on defense.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Louisville ranks 88th in the FBS (36.8% third-down conversion percentage) and 35th defensively (34.6% third-down rate allowed).
    • Louisville has compiled 27 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 17 times, leading to a +10 turnover margin, which ranks seventh-best in the FBS.

    Louisville’s Best Players

    • Malik Cunningham has thrown for 1,562 yards on 136-of-218 passing with eight touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 565 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.
    • Jawhar Jordan has run for 700 yards on 133 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
    • Tyler Hudson has registered 69 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 1,034 (86.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted zero times and has two touchdowns.
    • Marshon Ford has caught 31 passes and compiled 421 receiving yards (35.1 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has racked up 358 reciving yards (32.5 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Yasir Abdullah has racked up seven sacks to pace the team, while also recording 11 TFL, 52 tackles, and two interceptions.
    • Mohamed Sanogo is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 80 tackles, six TFL, and three sacks.
    • Quincy Riley leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 23 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
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