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    The Cincinnati Bearcats (2-3) are in action on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET versus the Iowa State Cyclones (3-3) at Nippert Stadium.

    The Bearcats are the favorites (-4.5) in their game against the Cyclones, with the over/under being 42.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Bearcats are -197 and the Cyclones are +162.)

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    Game Info for Cincinnati vs. Iowa State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Nippert Stadium
    Cincinnati vs Iowa State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cincinnati -4.5 -109 -111 42.5 -111 -110 -197 +162

    Cincinnati Pick Insights

    • Cincinnati has covered the spread twice in five games this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, Cincinnati is 1-1 against the spread.
    • Cincinnati has gone over in four of its five games with a set total (80%).

    Cincinnati Stats & Insights

    • Cincinnati ranks 30th in total defense this season (328.4 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 490 total yards per game.
    • Cincinnati is totaling 30 points per game on offense, which ranks them 65th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 62nd, surrendering 24 points per contest.
    • Cincinnati ranks 39th in pass offense (269.8 passing yards per game) and 70th in pass defense (228 passing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Cincinnati has been thriving on both offense and defense in the running game, ranking 10th-best in rushing offense (220.2 rushing yards per game) and 19th-best in rushing defense (100.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Cincinnati ranks 32nd in third-down efficiency (45%) on offense and 43rd in third-down percentage allowed (35.5%) on defense this year.
    • Cincinnati owns the 74th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -1, forcing seven turnovers (81st in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (64th in the FBS).

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Emory Jones has been a dual threat for Cincinnati so far this season. He has 1,226 passing yards, completing 62.1% of his passes and tossing 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 280 yards (56 ypg) on 69 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Corey Kiner has 405 rushing yards on 76 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Xzavier Henderson’s team-high 414 yards as a receiver have come on 30 catches (out of 42 targets) with one touchdown.
    • Braden Smith has put up a 270-yard season so far with three touchdowns, hauling in 17 passes on 27 targets.
    • Dee Wiggins has racked up 14 catches for 193 yards, an average of 38.6 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Eric Phillips has two sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and five tackles.
    • Deshawn Pace, Cincinnati’s top tackler, has 19 tackles, two TFL, and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Bryon Threats has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 17 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Iowa State Betting Insights

    • Iowa State is 2-3-0 against the spread this year.
    • Iowa State is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.
    • Two of Iowa State’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Iowa State Pick Insights

    • Iowa State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, generating 323 total yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 45th with 348.5 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Iowa State ranks 108th in the FBS with 21.8 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 45th with 21.7 points ceded per game on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Iowa State is putting up 206.7 passing yards per game (94th-ranked). It ranks 49th in the FBS on defense (214.7 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Iowa State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 116.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 63rd with 133.8 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Iowa State ranks eighth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (31%), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 46th in the FBS with a 35.6% third-down rate allowed.
    • Iowa State has fared really well in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +5 ranks 13th-best in the FBS, with 10 forced turnovers (26th in the nation) and five turnovers committed (16th in the nation).

    Iowa State’s Best Players

    • Rocco Becht has thrown for 1,223 yards (203.8 ypg) while completing 60% of his passes and collecting 10 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 63 yards with one touchdown.
    • The team’s top rusher, Eli Sanders, has carried the ball 43 times for 211 yards (35.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Abu Sama III has taken 38 carries and totaled 192 yards with one touchdown.
    • Jaylin Noel’s 284 receiving yards (47.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 31 catches on 48 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Jayden Higgins has put together a 266-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 17 passes on 29 targets.
    • Daniel Jackson’s 15 targets have resulted in 11 receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns.
    • J.R. Singleton has two sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Beau Freyler is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 39 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and three interceptions.
    • Jeremiah Cooper leads the team with four interceptions, while also putting up 26 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

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