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No. 14 Cincinnati has perhaps had the most impressive showing of any team in the country thus far in the 2009 college football season.

The Bearcats will look to build on this season on Saturday when they host Fresno State at Noon ET from Nippert Stadium.

Bet Fresno State at Cincinnati

In the win over the Beavers last week, Tony Pike continues his strong play, throwing for 332 yards and two touchdowns to lead Cincinnati to a 28-18 win on the road. Pike has thrown for 923 yards on 75-of-106 passing for the season with eight touchdowns. Pike has the eighth most passing yards of any player in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Mardy Gilyard is also having a breakout season, as he has caught 23 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns. The Bearcats have also been able to establish a run this season behind the tandem of Jacob Ramsey and Isaiah Pead, who have combined for 299 yards and two scores on the ground. On defense, the Bearcats have eight interceptions in three games with J.K. Schaffer and Aaron Webster each picking up two.

Fresno State enters Saturday’s game at 1-2, with back-to-back losses to Wisconsin and Boise State. The Bulldogs had a shootout with the Broncos last week in a 51-34 loss at home. Ryan Mathews rushed for 234 yards and three touchdowns in the loss while Ryan Colburn threw for just 187 yards on 14-of-29 passing with two interceptions. Colburn has thrown for just 637 yards on 41-of-74 passing in three games with six interceptions and six touchdown passes. Mathews has rushed for 447 yards thus far, but the Bulldogs need more from their passing game to succed.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Cincinnati 16.5-point home favorites over Fresno State on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 61.5.

College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
FRESNO ST: 1-10 ATS after allowing 50+ points

CINCINNATI: 23-10 Under in home games

Fresno State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Fresno State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road

Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

FRESNO ST is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.

FRESNO ST is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

FRESNO ST is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
Week 4 College Football Injury Report
FRESNO ST

No significant injuries.

CINCINNATI

No significant injuries.

Fresno State at Cincinnati Current Odds

Fresno State Bulldogs +16.5 Over 61.5 (+780)

Cincinnati Bearcats -16.5 Under 61.5 (-1400)

Bet Fresno State at Cincinnati

Posted: 9/26/09 8:00AM ET

 

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