The Battle of Ohio- Cincinnati Bearcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes Week 5 Odds

The Ohio State Buckeyes are trying to build their reputation back after losing to Virginia Tech two weeks ago; a win over the Cincinnati Bearcats won’t be impressive, but they sure can’t lose this one.  The game will be this Saturday at 6 PM ET at Ohio Stadium.

ohiostateThe Ohio State Buckeyes are trying to build their reputation back after losing to Virginia Tech two weeks ago; a win over the Cincinnati Bearcats won’t be impressive, but they sure can’t lose this one.  The game will be this Saturday at 6 PM ET at Ohio Stadium.

The Buckeyes are 2-1 straight up and against the spread in the season, and they are listed as 18-point favorites in the College Football point spread, with the game total going up to 62 points.

“We have to be at our best,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Monday. “I expect us to be that. On the bye week, we practiced Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, last week, back at it today, and we’re ready to go.”

The Bearcats are 2-0 in the season but 1-1 against the spread; they will be looking to beat Ohio State at home for only the third in 19 games.

“We’ve been looking forward to it for a while,” Cincinnati defensive end Silverberry Mouhon said Tuesday. “It’s been on our minds since the summertime when we first heard about it. It’s an opportunity for us to show what we can do on that much of a stage”.

The Buckeyes are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall, and 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a SU win

The Bearcats are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog, but 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a bye week.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.