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You may have heard more about the Cincinnati Bearcats football team in the past few years than you did in the decade before that. That’s because the Bearcats, led by coach Luke Fickell, have established themselves as one of the best teams in the NCAA in recent years.

For Bearcats fans, it’s been a nice turnaround from the early years of the 2000s, and the excitement is palpable. From the oldest and most dedicated of the Bearcats faithful to the new fans who’ve only recently discovered them, the love of Cincinnati football is very real.

With legal sports betting on the horizon in Ohio, sports bettors likely also are excited over how the Bearcats have been performing. If you’re interested in getting in on the action, we’ve put together a short guide to betting on Cincinnati Bearcats football in Ohio. From current Bearcats odds to historical information on the team, you’ll find it all below.

This week’s Bearcats odds: Spread, Championship, Heisman Trophy

You can’t make smart wagers without gathering as much information as you can. For Cincinnati Bearcats football, you’re going to want to start with the odds.

We’ve put together a customizable odds feed for those looking to bet on the Bearcats football team. Since college football is so popular with bettors, sportsbooks offer a variety of wagers for you to choose from.

Below, you’ll find our automatically updated odds feed that features lines from reputable and reliable sportsbooks. You can customize what you’re seeing with this feed by choosing from Bearcats point spreads, moneylines and over/unders. If you see Bearcats betting odds you like, click on them and you’ll be taken directly to the sportsbook.

Today’s Bearcats game odds

Bearcats Championship odds

You’re not going to find a national championship banner hanging at Nippert Stadium — at least not yet. The Bearcats have never ended up as the best team in the country, but with how well they’ve been playing this year and in recent seasons, that scenario is starting to look a little less far-fetched.

Those who are interested in checking out the odds that the Cincinnati football team will take home the national championship can do so through the futures market. Below, we’ve assembled an up-to-the-minute feed of the current National Championship odds. See a number that you like? Just click on it to follow a link to that sportsbook, and then you can make your wager.

Heisman odds

How to read Cincinnati Bearcats betting lines

There are many ways to bet on the Cincinnati Bearcats in Ohio. Here’s what a possible line on a Bearcats game might look like at Ohio sports betting sites, such as DraftKings and FanDuel Sportsbook:

 SpreadMoneylineTotal
Temple Owls+10.5 (-110)+165Over 52.5 (-110)
Cincinnati Bearcats-10.5 (-110)-220Under 52.5 (-110)

The first thing we see with this listing is the Cincinnati Bearcats are playing one of their conference foes in the Temple Owls. To the right of those names are two sets of numbers: For Temple, it is +10.5 (-110), and for Cincinnati, it is -10.5 (-110). These numbers represent the point spread in this game. The first number — 10.5 — is the minimum number of points that the favored Bearcats need to win the game by for a spread bet on them to win. You can tell that Cincinnati is favored because its spread number is negative. The underdog, which in this case is Temple, has a positive number. Following the point spread for each side of this wager is the odds number of -110. Your payout for a winning wager depends on that number. In this case, for every $110 you bet, you have the chance to win $100 in profit. So a winning bet would pay out $210 if that was your wager amount — your original stake returned to you plus the $100 profit.

The second numbers in the above example — +165 for the Owls and -220 for the Bearcats  — show us the odds for the moneyline. This bet is pretty simple and just requires you to pick which team is going to win. Like above, a negative number indicates the favorite, while a positive number indicates the underdog. With a positive number, every $100 you wager wins that amount. At +165 with a $100 bet, the potential payout is $265 with your original wager coming back to you in addition to the winnings.

The final numbers are for a bet on the total, which you may also know as the over/under. This bet has the oddsmakers set a line for the combined final score of both teams. You don’t care who wins, just whether the total points add up to be over or under the sportsbook’s line. The odds are generally around -110 on both sides of the bet, and they pay out just like the above two examples.

Betting on Bearcats games in Ohio

With the sudden expansion of sports betting across North America, it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t very long ago that bettors had to make their sports wagers in Las Vegas. Thankfully, that is changing in a growing number of states. But what is the best way to bet on the Bearcats in Ohio? For convenience, it’s tough to beat an online sportsbook.

These sportsbooks — like DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel and more — are safe, secure and subject to the rules and regulations of any state where they operate. Your money, your information and your account are all secure, as well.

The biggest benefit, however, is the ease of use. You can make wagers from anywhere within a state that allows online sports betting. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the local sports bar, sitting in the stadium, stuck at your third cousin’s wedding, or lounging comfortably in your own home. You’re going to be able to access your account and make wagers using your mobile device.

Signing up for an account is simple and requires just a few minutes of your time. Find the sportsbook you want to use — for options, check the reviews on this site — provide your information, agree to the terms and conditions, make a deposit and you’re ready to start betting.

You can also have accounts at more than one sportsbook if you plan on hunting for the best sports betting odds for the bets you plan on making. They are easy to sign up for and free — and that’s a pretty great combo.

Bearcats football live betting and props

The idea behind live betting is simple: You bet on the game while it is taking place. The odds for the available bets will change frequently and rapidly to reflect what is happening in the game. The level of engagement that this allows you to experience is a fun addition to betting.

The live betting experience is full of props and over/under bets, ranging from things like which player is going to score the next touchdown, if a certain player will have over or under a specific stat total in the third quarter or which team will lead at the end of a quarter and so much more.

The limitation on what betting options are available for each Cincinnati Bearcats college football game comes down to the sportsbook you’re using. Some offer a wider variety than others, but most of them have a robust selection of college football betting options.

Cincinnati Bearcats 2022 football schedule

The Bearcats have a difficult schedule lined up for the 2021 season, but they have been up for the challenge in recent years, and this season looks no different. Below you can see the entire schedule.

DateOpponent
Saturday, Sept. 4vs. Miami (OH)
Saturday, Sept. 11vs. Murray State
Saturday, Sept. 18@ Indiana
Saturday, Oct. 2@ Notre Dame
Friday, Oct. 8vs. Temple
Saturday, Oct. 16vs. UCF
Saturday, Oct. 23@ Navy
Saturday, Oct. 30@ Tulane
Saturday, Nov. 6vs. Tulsa
Friday, Nov. 12@ South Florida
Saturday, Nov. 20vs. SMU
Friday, Nov. 26@ East Carolina

How to watch Cincinnati Bearcats football

If you’re looking to tune in to catch the next Bearcats game, you may have a few options.

For those who have a cable subscription, or other similar services, you may be able to find Cincinnati in action on the various ESPN channels. For those who’ve cut the cord and rely on streaming services, there are some options. You can use subscriptions through Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, YouTube TV and fuboTV to get some of the Cincinnati Bearcats games.

Cincinnati Bearcats football all-time leaders

Back in 1885, the University of Cincinnati assembled its first football team, so the program has had plenty of years to build up some impressive statistical performances. We outline the best as of October 2021 below:

  • Passing: The 2000s have been good to the Bearcats when it comes to their passing attack. In 2015, Hayden Moore set the single-game passing record with 557 yards — one of three Cincinnati quarterbacks to throw for over 500 in a game. The single-season and career passing records belong to Gino Guidugli, who played for the Bearcats from 2001-04. During that span, he threw for 11,453 yards — over 3,000 more than the next player on the list. In 2002, he put up one heck of a season as he threw for 3,543 yards. Guidugli also owns the record for career passing touchdowns with 78, while Ben Mauk and Gunner Kiel each had 31 to lead in the season category in 2007 and 2014, respectively. For a single game, Tony Pike (2009) and Kiel (2014) each had six touchdowns to tie for the top spot.
  • Rushing: From 1983 to 1986, Reggie Taylor was a monster in the ground game for Cincinnati. Overall, he rushed for 4,242 yards — nearly 1,000 more than the No. 2 spot. What’s impressive about that is he doesn’t hold the record for either a single season or a single game performance. The former belongs to DeMarco McCleskey with 1,361 yards in 2002. The latter is from 1923 when Bob Hynes plowed through Case Western Reserve for 306 yards on the ground. For rushing touchdowns, McCleskey holds the career mark at 39 between 1998 and 2002, while Mike Warren II owns the single-season record with 19 touchdowns in 2018. The single-game mark is a tie between Ike Stewart and Bob Heuck with six each in 1912.
  • Receiving: From 2005 to 2009, Mardy Gilyard was a definite threat to opposing defensive secondaries. He set the career record at Cincinnati with 2,962 yards receiving. He also holds the single-season record with 1,276 in 2008 and the No. 2 spot with 1,191 in 2009. The single-game record came against Louisville in 1968 when Tom Rossley collected 254 yards receiving. The top player for receiving touchdowns throughout his career is Chris Moore, who caught 26 from 2012-15. The single-season record belongs to Marcus Bennett, who collected 13 touchdowns in 2007. Eight players hold the record for a single game with three touchdowns each.
  • Tackles: Karl Woods must have been a menace to opposing offenses during his career with the Bearcats from 1977 to 1980. In that time, he set the career record for tackles at 502, while also setting the single-game record with 31 in 1980. The single-season record, however, is 186 tackles by Mike Brookins in 1979.
  • Sacks: With 4.5 sacks more than the next player on the list, Antwan Peek holds the career sack record for the Bearcats with 27, which he accomplished from 1998 to 2002. During that time, he also tied for the top spot for a single game with four sacks against Louisiana-Monroe in 2001, a feat repeated by Alex Daniels against Miami (Ohio) in 2009. The single-season record for sacks came in 2007 with 13 by Anthony Hoke.
  • Interceptions: From 2005-08, Mike Mickens snagged 14 passes from opposing quarterbacks, while DeAngelo Smith put up the single-season record in 2007 with eight. The single-game record belongs to Bob Hynes (he’s also a record holder in the rushing category above) when he snagged four in 1923 against Ohio Northern.

Bearcats drafted into the NFL

Over the past five NFL drafts, a total of eight Bearcats heard their name called. Below, we list each of them as well as when they were drafted and where they went.

YearPlayerPositionRoundOverall PickTeam
2021James HudsonT4110Cleveland Browns
2021Darrick ForrestDB5163Washington Football Team
2021James WigginsDB7243Arizona Cardinals
2021Gerrid DoaksRB7244Miami Dolphins
2020Josiah DeguaraTE394Green Bay Packers
2019Cortez BroughtonDT7242Los Angeles Chargers
2018Korey CunninghamT7254Arizona Cardinals
2017Mike TysonDB6187Seattle Seahawks

Cincinnati Bearcats home games

The Bearcats call Carson Field at Nippert Stadium their home. Here’s some basic info:

  • Location: 2700 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Seating capacity: 37,978
  • Opening date: 1915
  • Construction cost: $10.5 million ($159 million in 2021)
  • Record attendance: 40,124 (Oct. 24, 2015, vs. Connecticut)

How many national titles have the Bearcats won?

Currently, the Cincinnati Bearcats football team does not have any national titles. The team, however, has won its conference 15 times (four times each in the MAC and Big East, twice each in the BAC, MVC and AAC, and once in C-USA). The Bearcats have also gone 10-10 in bowl games throughout the football team’s history.