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    At Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-4) meet the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-7).

    The Bearcats are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+5.5), versus the Mountaineers (with an over/under of 54 points).

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    Game Info for West Virginia vs. Cincinnati

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
    West Virginia vs Cincinnati Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    West Virginia -5.5 -111 -110 54 -110 -110 -205 +170

    West Virginia Pick Insights

    • West Virginia’s ATS record is 6-4-0 this season.
    • When it has played as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, West Virginia is 2-0 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of West Virginia’s 10 games with a set total.

    West Virginia Stats & Insights

    • On offense, West Virginia ranks 47th in the FBS with 410.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 89th in total defense (394.5 yards allowed per contest).
    • West Virginia is totaling 30.3 points per game on offense, which ranks them 46th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 84th, surrendering 27.8 points per contest.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 25th-worst in the FBS (247.3 passing yards allowed per game), West Virginia has played better on offense, ranking 100th in the FBS by averaging 196.7 passing yards per game.
    • West Virginia has the 65th-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (147.2 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best with 213.8 rushing yards per game.
    • On offense, West Virginia ranks 59th in the FBS with a 40% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 67th in third-down percentage allowed (147.2).
    • With 13 forced turnovers (73rd in the FBS) against 12 turnovers committed (41st in the FBS), West Virginia (+1) has the 55th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    West Virginia’s Best Players

    • Garrett Greene has compiled 1,699 yards (169.9 ypg) on 107-of-210 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 451 rushing yards (45.1 ypg) on 86 carries while scoring eight touchdowns on the ground.
    • CJ Donaldson has 755 rushing yards on 161 carries with 10 touchdowns.
    • Jahiem White has carried the ball 59 times for 455 yards (45.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Devin Carter has hauled in 26 catches for 481 yards (48.1 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Hudson Clement has caught 13 passes for 311 yards (31.1 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Kole Taylor has been the target of 48 passes and compiled 26 catches for 308 yards, an average of 30.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
    • Jared Bartlett has collected three sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Lee Kpogba, West Virginia’s top tackler, has 60 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Beanie Bishop has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 44 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended to his name.

    Cincinnati Betting Insights

    • Cincinnati is 4-6-0 against the spread this season.
    • Cincinnati is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season.
    • Six of Cincinnati’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (60%).

    Cincinnati Pick Insights

    • Cincinnati’s offense has been dominant, compiling 443.9 total yards per game (24th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 53rd by giving up 363.7 total yards per game.
    • Cincinnati ranks 81st in the FBS with 25.2 points per game on offense, and it ranks 74th with 26.9 points ceded per game on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Cincinnati is generating 220.6 passing yards per game (74th-ranked). It ranks 63rd in the FBS defensively (225 passing yards given up per game).
    • Cincinnati’s run defense ranks 50th in the FBS with 138.7 rushing yards allowed per game, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks fifth-best by putting up 223.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Cincinnati is putting up a 42.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (41st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 37.9% third-down rate (58th-ranked) on defense.
    • At -4, Cincinnati owns the 98th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (89th in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (89th in the FBS).

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Emory Jones has thrown for 1,949 yards on 168-of-271 passing with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 455 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
    • Corey Kiner has rushed 161 times for 885 yards, with five touchdowns.
    • Xzavier Henderson has hauled in 648 receiving yards on 48 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Braden Smith has 38 receptions (on 58 targets) for a total of 538 yards (53.8 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Chamon Metayer’s 20 catches (on 28 targets) have netted him 221 yards (22.1 ypg) and three touchdowns.
    • Daniel Grzesiak leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Deshawn Pace is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s amassed 54 tackles, eight TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Bryon Threats leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 32 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

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