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Rutgers vs. Cincinnati Odds

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CINCINNATI, OH (The Spread) – No. 22 Rutgers and Cincinnati both look to stay in the Big East race on Saturday when the two meet at Noon ET on the Big East Network.

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Cincinnati is 7-2 on the season, 3-1 in the Big East and 6-0 at home. Rutgers is 8-1 overall, 4-0 in the Big East and 4-0 on the road. The Bearcats are 6-2 against the spread while the Knights are 6-3 ATS this year. Cincinnati has won five of its last six against Rutgers.

Trends show that the underdog is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games of this series. Cincinnati has covered in its last 6 Big East games while Rutgers 4-1 ATS in its last 5 road games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is the favorite at home, as the Bearcats have been given odds of -6.5 points against Rutgers on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game also had Cincinnati favored by 6.5 points. The spread dipped to 6 points during the week before moving back to Cincinnati -6.5.

Rutgers is coming off a 28-7 win over Army last week after losing their prior game, 35-23 to Kent State. The Scarlet Knights rank fifth in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing just 13.4 points per game this year. The offense is averaging just 26.2 points per contest. The team has been led by running back Jawan Jamison, who has rushed for 953 yards and four touchdowns. However, Jamison is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.

Cincinnati is coming off a 34-10 win at Temple last week. The Bearcats have won two straight since losing back-to-back games to Toledo and Louisville by a combined nine points. Cincinnati is scoring 34.2 points per game this season on offense while the defense is giving up just 18.8 points per contest. The Bearcats are being led by running back George Winn, who has rushed for 980 yards and nine touchdowns this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Cincinnati defensive back Trenier Orr is questionable with an undisclosed injury. Rutgers kicker Kyle Federico is questionable with a hip injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Cincinnati. The Bearcats are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points against Rutgers on Saturday night.

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