Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as 6.5-point underdogs heading into West Virginia

Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023. /

According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats are slight underdogs prior to kick off against the West Virginia Mountaineers!

Scott Satterfield’s team should stay within striking distance but it will be difficult to pull off the upset over a quality opponent in a hostile atmosphere.

The Bearcats are currently 6.5-point underdogs at West Virginia with the over/under projected at 54.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With an opportunity to wrap up the inaugural Big 12 campaign on a high note, Cincinnati is attempting to take down West Virginia on Saturday afternoon.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight underdogs heading into West Virginia

  • Date: Saturday, November 18 at 2:30 PM
  • Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown
  • Series History: West Virginia leads 16-3-1
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Cincinnati is coming off a win against the Houston Cougars last weekend, while West Virginia endured a blowout loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on the road.

Make sure to preview the road trip to Morgantown with the most recent odds, players to watch, quotes and more as the Bearcats travel to West Virginia.

Players to watch in the matchup include Cincinnati right guard Luke Kandra, running back Corey Kiner, defensive back Deshawn Pace and safety Taj Ward.

The Bearcats are looking to maintain momentum as they continue to prepare to renew the storied rivalry against the conference opponent this weekend!

Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield looks ahead to West Virginia in press conference

During the pregame press conference in recent days, Satterfield previewed the meeting at West Virginia and discussed the rivalry per Cincinnati Athletics.

The Bearcats defense ranks fifth in the conference by allowing 138.7 rushing yards and 225.0 passing yards per game under Bryan Brown’s tutelage.

"“This is going to be a great game that we’ll play each and every year. We’re continuing to build, come together and start playing for each other. I think you saw that Saturday. It was really the first time the guys were doing that and playing complimentary football. We played disciplined, which we haven’t done for most of this year.”"

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