Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight underdogs heading into battle with Houston

Cincinnati Bearcats host Houston Cougars in the 2021 AAC championship game at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats host Houston Cougars in the 2021 AAC championship game at Nippert Stadium. /
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According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats opened as slight underdogs at Big 12 rival Houston Cougars prior to kick off.

Houston has struggled defensively with the 13th ranked defense in the conference so the Bearcats should be able to take advantage on Saturday.

In addition to potentially keeping the win streak alive against Houston, the Bearcats are hoping to finally secure the first Big 12 victory in school history.

Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest skid for the program in more than two decades.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight underdogs heading into battle at Houston

  • Date: Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Houston leads 15-13
  • TV Broadcast: FS1 and fuboTV

Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup with the most recent odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more as the Bearcats head to Houston!

Players to watch include Cincinnati defensive back Kalen Carroll, running back Ryan Montgomery, tight end Chamon Metayer and defensive end Eric Phillips.

The Bearcats opened as 2.5-point underdogs against Houston with the over/under currently projected at 54.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats attempt to keep win steak alive against former AAC foe Houston

During a recent press conference, Satterfield looked ahead to the road trip to Houston and goals for the remainder of the campaign via Cincinnati Athletics.

One of the key storylines in the game is the Bearcats trying to extend their win streak over Houston in the initial meeting as Big 12 opponents this weekend.

"“We’re trying to win the last three. We want to finish on a strong note and play for the seniors that have been in this program for many years, and I want to send them out the right way. We go to Houston this week and look forward to playing this game. Obviously we aren’t going to a bowl, which is very disappointing. We can’t stand it but we’re still trying to win this game. They took Texas all the way to the end and of course beat Baylor too. I think they’re playing much better on that side of the ball as well.”"

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