ESPN+ has the television coverage for this Mountaineers vs. Bearcats matchup. Kickoff takes place at 2:30 on Saturday, November 18th. This week 12 CFB showdown is being played at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown WV. The odds for this week 12 Big 12 matchup have the Mountaineers as the 6.5 point favorites at home. Will the Mountaineers pull this one out? Find out how I see this game playing out on Saturday.
CINCINNATI BEARCATS VS WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers -6.5
This game will be played at Milan Puskar Stadium at 2:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 31-24 in favor of West Virginia.
- Not only will West Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 54.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 55 points.
Will Cincinnati Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
With a 3-7 record, the Cincinnati Bearcats take on West Virginia. Their road record so far is (2-2) and at home (0-4).
Against the spread, Cincinnati has gone 3-5 this season. The Bearcats have been favored two times compared to five games as the underdog.
Over 10 games, the average over/under line for Cincinnati’s games has been 50.5 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 52.1 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-4.
The Bearcats come into their matchup vs. West Virginia 8th in college football at 443 rushing attempts per game. This has translated to an average of 223.5 rushing yards per game, placing them 7th nationally. Additionally, they’ve been airing it out 30.2 times each game, accumulating an average of 220.6 passing yards. In terms of scoring, they stand 67th, with 25.2 points per game.
The Bearcats defense comes into the game with 18 sacks, and ranked 1st in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed, they are giving up 26.9 points per game (102nd). When it comes to defending the pass, they are ranked 89th in the NCAA, allowing an average of 225 passing yards per game. Additionally, Cincinnati’s run defense comes in allowing 140 rushing yards per contest.
Taking a Look at the Mountaineers Chances at Home
With a 6-4 record, the West Virginia Mountaineers take on Cincinnati. Their road record so far is (2-3) and at home (3-1).
Against the spread, West Virginia has gone 5-4 this season. The Mountaineers have been favored four times compared to five games as the underdog.
So far this season, the average over/under line for West Virginia’s games has been 52 points. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 5-4 heading into this week’s game.
Heading into their matchup vs. Cincinnati, the Mountaineers’ offense is averaging 214.6 rushing yards per game, along with 4 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 9th rank in rushing yards and 99th rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 196.7 yards per game. In terms of scoring, West Virginia is at 30.3 points per game, which is 42nd in the NCAA.
As we head into this week’s game, the West Virginia defense ranks 108th for points allowed, with an average of 27.8 points per game. Teams have been gaining 247.3 passing yards per game against them (137th nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 147.8 rushing yards, placing them 82nd in college football.