Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati odds, expert picks and prediction – Moberly Monitor Index

Nathan Beighle  |  Sportsbook Wire

To help kick off the opening weekend of NCAA football, the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks visit the Cincinnati Bearcats. The game is set to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be held at Nippert Stadium. Below, we look at the Miami (Ohio) vs. Cincinnati odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.

Returning many starters including QB Desmond Ridder, the Bearcats will be looking to once against dominant the AAC. They finished last season 9-1 and 6-0 in their conference. Cincinnati is starting the season at No. 10 in the AFCA Coaches Poll power by USA TODAY Sports.

Miami was 2-1 last season but didn’t play an opponent of Cincinnati’s caliber. The RedHawks will be entering the game as massive underdogs on the road.

Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Miami (Ohio) +850 (bet $100 to win $850) | Cincinnati -1800 (bet $1,800 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Miami (Ohio) +22.5 (-112) | Cincinnati -22.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 49.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati odds, lines, picks and predictions


Cincinnati 45, Miami (Ohio) 17

Money line

PASS on the money line.

Even though Cincinnati should easily handle business at home and against an easy opponent, there’s no way anyone should drop any type of unit on the Bearcats at -1800. The possible return just isn’t worth the risk.

Against the spread

BET on CINCINNATI -22.5 (-108) as it’s returning its starting quarterback and has a drastically superior coaching staff.

Led by former Ohio State prodigy Luke Fickell, Cincinnati has a unit that’s worked together for the last few seasons and ran through the AAC. The Bearcats were 6-4 against the spread last season.

Miami (Ohio) QB Brett Gabbert found his rhythm during the short season last year, but I expect him to struggle against a side that allowed over 20 points to an unranked school just once in 2020 (and that was to a quality opponent in UCF).


BET on the OVER 49.5 (-110) as even when Cincinnati thrashed opponents last season it didn’t let off the gas.

Cincinnati put up over 30 points six times last year and topped 40 four times, as well. With Ridder returning, the offense should be just as good if not better.

Miami scored 38 points in two of the three games and gave up for 40 in the other. I’d be shocked if this one went under 49 total points.

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