No. 5 Cincinnati’s path to perfection continues Saturday at Noon ET when the Bearcats take on Syracuse from the Carrier Dome.
Bet Cincinnati at Syracuse
Cincinnati is 7-0 on the season and 5-2 against the spread this season. The Bearcats have won all but one game this year by double digits. Cincinnati is scoring 40.7 points per-game and totaling 458.6 yards per-game, including 2147 passing yards through seven games. Tony Pike has thrown for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns, but Pike missed last week’s game with a broken bone in his non-throwing arm. Zach Collaros filled in for Pike, and has thrown for five touchdown passes and rushed for 191 yards and two scores in his limited action. Mardy Gilyard has caught 47 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Cincinnati receivers. The Bearcats defense is equally effective, allowing just 13.7 points and 317.6 yards per-game. Cincinnati has 14 interceptions on the year as a team.
The Orange is 3-4 this season and 4-3 against the spread. Syracuse ranks among the worst in the Big East on offense, scoring just 23.7 points per-game and totaling 316.9 yards per-game. Greg Paulus has thrown for 1,292 yards and nine touchdowns with 10 interceptions this year. Mike Williams has caught 45 passes for 712 yards and six touchdowns while Delone Carter has rushed for 530 yards and eight touchdowns. On defense, Syracuse is also near the bottom of the conference, giving up 27.3 points and 355.3 yards per-game. The Orange does have the top rushing defense in the Big East, giving up just 588 yards on the ground through seven games.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Cincinnati 15-point road favorites over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 51.
College Football Week 9 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
CINCINNATI is 6-3 against the spread versus SYRACUSE since 1992
CINCINNATI is 5-4 straight up against SYRACUSE since 1992
5 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
SYRACUSE is 1-1 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
CINCINNATI is 2-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at SYRACUSE since 1992
CINCINNATI is 4-1 against the spread versus SYRACUSE since 1992
SYRACUSE is 3-2 straight up against CINCINNATI since 1992
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 1-0 against the spread versus SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons
CINCINNATI is 1-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 9 College Football Injury Report
No significant injuries.
[WR] 09/01/2009 - Daniel Bailey has left the team ( None )
[FS] 09/05/2009 - Dorian Graham out for season ( Shoulder )
[DB] 10/03/2009 - Phillip Thomas "?" ( Undisclosed )
Cincinnati at Syracuse Current Odds
Cincinnati Bearcats -15 Over 51 (-750)
Syracuse Orange +15 Under 51 (+510)
Bet Cincinnati at Syracuse
Posted: 10/31/09 8:00AM ET