|-6.5 CIN (-109) @ Betamerica|
I'm playing on CINCINNATI. This is a unique situation, brought on by Covid. The Bearcats would normally be playing a conference opponent, as would the Commodores. The Bearcats were supposed to host SMU but with that game being put on pause, the teams were able to arrange this one. Not only do I believe it favors the home team, I also believe that a visit from a weak and struggling SEC team is exactly what the Bearcats need. The Bearcats have won six of eight and they nearly beat Memphis last time out. Coach Brannen noted: "I told the guys, 'If you just show that fight for a longer period of time, we would have won that game. I felt like we should have won this game." The Commodores are 3-9 their last 12 games and they got pounded last time out. That was on 3/2, which doesnt allow much time in between games. Not when taking this game on short notice and playing on the road. Cincy, by comparison, hasn't played since 2/27 and hasn't had to travel. The Bearcats are a perfect 17-0 SU the past 2+ seasons, against teams with losing records. Expect them to improve on those stats, while picking up the cover along the way.