• Cincinnati looks to make a statement on the road
  • USF can’t keep this game close against Cincinnati
  • Look for the Bearcats to put up a ton of points

The 9-0 Cincinnati Bearcats travel south on Friday night to take on the 2-7 USF Bulls in an American Athletic Conference matchup. This game might look like a complete mismatch on paper, but it’s a game with huge CFP implications.

Cincinnati is trying to jump into the top-four of the College Football Playoff rankings, but they still have some work to do. USF is going to be trying to pull off a stunning upset on Friday night, but the odds are not in their favor.

Cincinnati vs USF Matchup at a Glance

Cincinnati Preview: Bearcats Must Make a Statement

Cincinnati continues to pick up wins, but they need to do more than win games to move up in the rankings. The Bearcats survived at home against Tulsa in Week 10, but they need to blow out the Bulls on Friday night.

Quarterback Desmond Ridder has thrown for over 2,100 yards this season, and he has the ability to make some big plays. Running back Jerome Ford has already found the end zone 15 times, and he is going to play a key role in this game as well.

The offense is going to move the ball well on Friday night, but the Bearcats also need the defense to step up. This needs to be a dominating performance on both sides of the ball against the struggling USF Bulls.

USF Preview: Bulls Blowing Games on Defense

USF is giving up more than 34 points per game, and that defense puts a ton of pressure on the offense. The Bulls have struggled to get stops against weaker teams, and they are going to be in for a long day against Cincinnati.

Stopping the pass has been a big issue for USF, and they are facing a quarterback that can make some big plays. The Bulls are going to be in for a long night, and this one could get out of hand in a hurry.

USF did put up 42 points in their most recent game, but they are going to struggle to find the end zone in this one.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game

There really are only two betting options for this game as you want to stay away from the moneyline. It seems pretty obvious that Cincinnati is going to win the game, but there is some work to be done when betting against the spread or making an over/under prediction.

Cincinnati just has not looked like itself in the last two weeks, but it’s time for the Bearcats to bounce back. USF is one of the worst defensive teams in the country and that’s going to be a problem in this game.

The Bearcats are going to score points in bunches on Friday night as they easily cover the 23.5-point spread. The offensive explosion will also cause the over to hit as Cincinnati gets close to 50 points on their own.

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Ryan has been writing sports betting content and industry news pieces for more than 3 years. He stays on top of all of the latest industry news as well as providing sports betting strategy articles and opinion pieces. Ryan is a former college basketball player and someone that continues to participate in sports to this day. He is a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks and also roots for the Fighting Illini. Ryan currently resides in Illinois