Cincinnati Bearcats vs Pittsburgh Panthers 9-9-23

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Odds, Prediction, and Analysis

Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0)

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers 9/9/23The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Pittsburgh Panthers, both entering this contest with an undefeated 1-0 record, are set to collide at Acrisure Stadium on September 9, 2023. The matchup is slated for a 6:30 PM ET kickoff and will be televised on CW. Both teams are looking to build upon their promising starts and set the tone for the rest of their campaigns. With their recent win-loss records, this could be a closely-fought contest that will not only be pivotal for momentum but may also offer a preview of the quality these teams bring this season.


Corey Kiner leads the Bearcats’ ground game with 13 rushing attempts for 105 yards, averaging an impressive 8.1 yards per carry. In the receiving department, Xzavier Henderson has been an instrumental playmaker. With 7 receptions, he has chalked up 149 receiving yards, averaging 21.3 yards per catch along with a touchdown.


The Panthers have Daniel Carter in their backfield, who’s managed 65 rushing yards on 11 attempts, averaging a respectable 5.9 yards per carry along with a touchdown. Bub Means has been a noteworthy player in the receiving game, although the sample size is small with only 2 receptions, he has managed to cover 39 yards, averaging 19.5 yards per reception. Check out our free expert football game prediction for more insights.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET
Where: Acrisure Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Emory Jones QB vs. Phil Jurkovec QB

A compelling part of this matchup is the quarterback showdown between Emory Jones of the Bearcats and Phil Jurkovec of the Panthers. Jones has been sensational with 19 completions out of 23 attempts for 345 yards. His jaw-dropping completion rate of 82.6% and an average of 15 yards per pass attempt demonstrate his proficiency and impact on the game. With 5 touchdowns and no interceptions, he has set the bar high, notching an astronomical passer rating of 280.3.


On the other side, Jurkovec isn’t far behind. With a completion rate of 73.9%, he has completed 17 out of 23 attempts, totaling 214 passing yards. Averaging 9.3 yards per pass, Jurkovec maintains a commendable balance between safety and aggression, and his passer rating of 166.4 substantiates that.


Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Panthers -285, Total Odds: 45

Cincinnati comes in as underdogs with a spread of +7 (+105) and a moneyline of +240, while Pittsburgh is favored with a spread of -7 (-125) and a moneyline of -285. The game’s total has been set at 45 points.


Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends

The Bearcats have been consistent in the betting markets, hitting the Moneyline in 8 of their last 11 games. They have also been a ‘low-scoring’ team recently, with the Game Total going under in their last 5 away games and the Team Total going under in their last 4 games. Interestingly, they’ve also hit the 1H Moneyline in 7 of their last 10 games.


Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Panthers has been equally compelling, hitting the Moneyline in their last 5 games. Unlike Cincinnati Bearcats, they’ve been part of high-scoring contests, hitting the Game Total over in 8 of their last 12 games. In addition, the Panthers have hit the 1H Moneyline in 8 of their last 10 games, revealing their tendency to start games strong.


Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers 9/9/23 Betting Picks

Given the stats and trends, this game is shaping up to be a barnburner. Despite being underdogs, Cincinnati Bearcats has the potential to upset, especially with Emory Jones at the helm. However, Pittsburgh’s recent betting trends suggest they are in form, particularly in the first half of games. Considering all factors, we would lean towards taking Cincinnati with the points (+7), given their strong Moneyline trend and Emory Jones’ scintillating form. However, for those looking for a more secure pick, Pittsburgh Panthers on the Moneyline could also offer value. This matchup promises to be tightly contested, but Pittsburgh may just edge Cincinnati in a high-scoring affair. For more insights, check out our top sports analysis.

Free Pick and Prediction: Pittsburgh Panthers 27-24.


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