NCAA betting odds value has also dropped for the Cincinnati Bearcats as they have faced a difficult season of transition with the NCAA betting lines.
The slumping Cincinnati Bearcats will host the disgraced Pitt Panthers in a Big East Conference matchup that still bears importance for Pitt as they can gain at least a share of the Conference Crown with a win in this game and perhaps even the whole title to themselves with losses by West Virginia and UConn.
Kickoff for this one is set for noon ET. Sports-Gambling opened with this game as a pick’em.
The Pitt Panthers have a college football betting record of 6-5 straight up and 5-4-2 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. Pitt was blown out on national TV last Friday in a 35-10 debacle at home against West Virginia with the Big East lead at stake.
It was one of the worst efforts in the Wannstedt era and has turned up the heat on him considerably. Pitt has lost 2 of their last 3 games and has looked lethargic, sloppy, and disorganized.
Toni Sunseri is coming off an awful game at QB although he has decent numbers in his first year as a starter with a 66% completion rate and 2318 yards passing with a 15/7 touchdown/interception ratio. Ray Graham has been great out of the backfield with 825 yards rushing and a 6.3 yards per carry average.
Receiver Jonathan Baldwin has shown breakaway ability with 16 yards per catch. Pitt does have ability and that has been a source for much of the public frustration with their record.
Cincinnati has a college football gambling record of 4-7 both straight up and against the spread with 6 of their games going under the total. Cincinnati has lost 4 of their last 5 games as Butch Jones has had a tough time maintaining the Brian Kelly results as coach.
Cincinnati is coming off a 38-17 loss at UConn. Defense has been a big weakness for the Bearcats with the NCAA betting odds as they rank 71st for points allowed while the offense has been inconsistent and ranks 52nd for scoring although QB Zach Collaros has 2793 yards passing with a 25/11 TD/INT ratio.