College football betting lines have 5th ranked Cincinnati favored by nine points at home on Friday as they host West Virginia.
The Bearcats are looking to make a BCS title game this season and they have a good chance if they don’t stumble this week against West Virginia and if they are able to win their finale in college football odds against Pittsburgh.
College football betting lines have been popular on Cincinnati this season. The Bearcats have been rolling along with backup quarterback Zach Collaros in recent weeks but he may go back to the bench on Friday as starter Tony Pike is set to return from injury. Pike was a Heisman Trophy candidate before getting hurt as he threw 15 touchdown passes and just three interceptions in six starts. He got hurt though and the Bearcats turned to Collaros and he has been great. He has thrown for 1,028 yards and eight touchdowns and doesn’t have an interception.
Cincinnati has the third-ranked offense in the country as college football betting lines indicate. Pike or Collaros lead a talented group that can score a lot of points in college football odds. Cincinnati’s defense had been pretty good as well until last week when Connecticut ran all over them. West Virginia will try and use running back Noel Devine to expose that defense this week in college football betting lines. Devine is one of 16 players in the country who has gone over 1,000 yards rushing this season. The West Virginia defense has a bigger task though in slowing down the Bearcats.
Cincinnati has won their last 11 home games. Most of the college football betting lines trends point to them on Friday. The Mountaineers are 1-4 in college football odds in their last 5 road games and 1-5 vs. the college football betting lines in their last 6 conference games. The Bearcats are 8-2 vs. college football betting lines in their last 10 conference games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in November. Cincinnati is 3-1-1 versus the college football odds in the last five meetings against West Virginia.
Looking at the college football betting lines total we see that the last seven times West Virginia was an underdog the game went over the college football betting lines. 17 of the last 23 West Virginia games in November have gone over the college football betting lines. Five of the last six Cincinnati games in November have gone over the college football betting lines.