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2021 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Betting Predictions

June 21, 2021
by Stuart Durst

2021 Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

After coming four points shy of a perfect season the Bearcats will look to pick up where they dropped off last year. With AAC Offensive Player of the Year Desmond Ridder returning once again this veteran-led team will surely make another push for the playoffs. With Riddler thwarting off NFL intrigue and deciding to team up with AAC Coach of the Year Luke Fickell it’s clear this team has championship desires.

My preseason best bet is Cincinnati over 10 Wins at -113. There are three teams we have to worry about, Notre Dame, Indiana, and UCF. Unfortunately, they play Notre Dame and Indiana back to back in Weeks 3 and 4 on the road. I think there is a very good chance that the Bearcats sweep these three tough opponents but all they need to do is to snag two of three. While no big-name school would be saddled with the disrespect of facing two of their toughest opponents in this manner the Bearcats are obviously used to it, I have sky-high expectations this year.

Preseason Best Bet: Over 10 Wins -113

2021 Cincinnati Bearcats Schedule

  • 09/04/2021 - vs. Miami-Ohio
  • 09/11/2021 - vs. Murray State
  • 09/18/2021 - at Indiana
  • 10/02/2021 - at Notre Dame
  • 10/08/2021 - vs. Temple
  • 10/16/2021 - vs. UCF
  • 10/23/2021 - at Navy
  • 10/30/2021 - at Tulane
  • 11/06/2021 - vs. Tulsa
  • 11/12/2021 - at USF
  • 11/20/2021 - vs. SMU
  • 12/27/2021 - at ECU

Win Total Odds

  • Over 10 -113
  • Under 10 -113


Cincinnati Odds to win 2021 AAC Championship

Yes -230

While I’m as high as anyone on Cincinnati I’m not seeing much value in betting a -230 conference champion future. After an incredibly impressive defensive season, the Bearcats are bringing back a majority of their standout starters including sack leader Myjai Sanders and star cornerback Ahmad Gardner.

This is one of the most complete teams on the planet and despite divisional opponents like UCF having extremely dynamic offenses, it’s Cincinnati’s conference to lose. Overall I love them to win but not loving this number, If you can dream big then check out my thoughts on their championship odds.

2021 AAC Betting Odds

Cincinnati Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +8000

I think Cincinnati becomes the first-ever “Group of Five” team to successfully clinch a college football playoff berth. The single most important game of their season will be on the road against Notre Dame. Even if they drop a game to either Indiana or UCF an 11-1 season with a win over the Fighting Irish gets this team a playoff berth.

If they play Notre Dame close and lose, but end up beating both Indiana and UCF then they still have a chance, but it becomes much harder. After earning national media respect from a narrow defeat to Georgia last season, a huge road win would cement this team as a legitimate contender. I will be betting this number at +8000, this has extreme hedge potential even if you don’t think they can actually go all the way.

Cincinnati 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds

Desmond Ridder +10000

Considering how high I am on this team it definitely makes sense that this is another mispriced line. If Ridder transferred to Oregon/Michigan/Texas then this line is suddenly +4000 overnight. The reigning AAC Offensive Player of the Year posted an impressive 2,296 passing yards, 592 rushing yards, and a 16/9 TD to interception ratio. Considering how much money ill have on this team I’m not gonna be betting it at this time but I definitely like the value Ridder presents. Worth a sprinkle, especially if you think they can make the Playoffs as I do.

2021 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds

2020 Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Results

  • 09/19/2020 - Austin Peay 20 (+40.5) at Cincinnati 55 - Over, 54
  • 09/26/2020 - Army 10 at Cincinnati (-12) - Under, 44.5
  • 10/03/2020 - USF 7 (+22.5) at Cincinnati 28 - Under, 45
  • 10/24/2020 - Cincinnati 42 (+1) at SMU 13 - Under, 57
  • 10/31/2020 - Memphis 10 at Cincinnati 49 (-6.5) - Over, 57.5
  • 11/07/2020 - Houston 10 at Cincinnati 38 (-11.5) - Under, 51.5
  • 11/13/2020 - ECU 17 at Cincinnati 55 (-27.5) - Over, 56.5
  • 11/21/2020 - Cincinnati 36 at UCF 33 (+4) - Over, 65.5
  • 12/19/2020 - Tulsa 24 (+13.5) at Cincinnati 27 - Over, 44.5
  • 01/01/2021 - Georgia 24 at Cincinnati 21 (+8.5) - Under, 53
  • SU: 9-1
  • ATS: 6-4
  • O/U: 5-5
  • ATS-Home: 5-3
  • ATS-Road: 1-1
  • ATS-Favorite: 4-4
  • ATS-Underdog: 2-0

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