Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight favorites over Big 12 opponent Baylor

Cincinnati Bearcats face Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats face Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium. /

According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats are 3.5-point favorites over the Baylor Bears with the over/under at 49.5 points!

Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup with pregame odds and players to watch as Cincinnati continues to gear up to host Baylor this weekend.

Scott Satterfield’s team was attempting to get back on track but several missed opportunities were too much to overcome in a recent loss to Iowa State.

The new Big 12 opponents are set to face off for the first time in school history with kick off scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium on ESPN+.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight favorites over Big 12 opponent Baylor

  • Date: Saturday, October 21 at 12:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: First ever meeting
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for the first Big 12 win after suffering a fourth straight loss last week.

It will be key for Bryan Brown’s defense to contain Baylor’s explosive offense that is led by quarterback Blake Shapen and wide receiver Monaray Baldwin.

Players to watch include Cincinnati star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, quarterback Emory Jones, tight end Chamon Metayer and safety Taj Ward.

Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield looks ahead to upcoming matchup against Baylor

Cincinnati began the regular season with high hopes but a string of unexpected setbacks left the program searching for answers as Big 12 play continues.

During a weekly press conference, Satterfield broke down the Bearcats state of mind and discussed the game plan against Baylor per Cincinnati Athletics.

"“We’re halfway through the season and there’s still a lot of ball left to be played. We’ve done a lot of great things. I have confidence that we’re able to compete at this level. We know that we have to be able to make plays. We’re not good enough to go out there and make those kind of mistakes and win these games. We don’t have to play perfectly but we have to play at a high level and we have to make plays when plays are available to make. We have to learn from what we’ve done in the past and we can’t be looking ahead. All focus is on beating Baylor.”"

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