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Best College Football Spread for Week 5: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10/02/2021

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Best College Football Spread for Week 5 Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10-02-2021

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10/02/2021 – Two teams that are closely ranked in the Top 25 rankings are set to clash in NCAA Football Week 5. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish is going to own home-field advantage against the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats this coming Saturday, October 2. The game begins at exactly 2:30 p.m. and will be shown live on television through NBC Sports. Fans can also catch the action through an online live stream provided by SofaScore. This game probably has the closest odds for this Week 5 as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish owning a slight advantage in NCAA football spreads over the Cincinnati Bearcats. 

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10/02/2021

When: Saturday, October 2, 2:30 PM ET
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
TV: NBC
Stream: Sofascore
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10/02/2021
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bearcats +1.5 (-107) 50 o (-107) -125
Fighting Irish -1.5 (-107) 50 u (-107) +105
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Cincinnati Bearcats

The Cincinnati Bearcats have only three games for the first four weeks of the season but conquered them all. From 8th place in the Top 25 rankings, this team was able to rise up to seventh place after picking up a win over the Indiana Hoosiers, 38-24. In that match, RB Jerome Ford had two touchdowns while doing 20 rushing attempts and 66 yards. Not far behind him was QB Desmond Ridder scoring a TD of his own while doing 10 rushing attempts. On his QB duties, Ridder managed to finish with 210 yards and a touchdown pass to WR Alec Pierce who reached the end zone.

Players to Watch: D. Ridder QB (CMP 54, ATT 83, YDS 748, CMP% 65.1, AVG 9, LNG 81, TD 7, INT 2, SACK 5, SYL -48, RTG 163.8), (ATT 20, YDS 72, AVG 3.6, LNG 26, TD 2), E. Prater QB (CMP 1, ATT 4, YDS 18, CMP% 25, AVG 4.5, LNG 18, TD 1, INT 1, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 95.3),  J. Ford RB (ATT 50, YDS 300, AVG 6, LNG 50, TD 6),  T. Scott WR (REC 7, YDS 172, AVG 24.6, LNG 81, TD 2).

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Like their opponents, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish was able to climb up from the 12th ranked team to 9th place. This team has not tasted a loss in their first four games of the season and their biggest margin of victory was against the Wisconsin Badgers in Week 4 by 12 points. The Fighting Irish were able to field two quarterbacks and they combined for 239 yards and two touchdown passes. Both QBs found WB Kevin Austin Jr. who took the ball to the endzone in six catches and 76 yards. Much credit also to the defensive line led by JD Bertrand who had a total of 7 tackles.

Players to Watch: J. Coan QB (CMP 77, ATT 127, YDS 986, CMP% 60.6, AVG 7.8, LNG 62, TD 9, INT 2, SACK 19, SYL -105, RTG 146.1), D. Pyne QB (CMP 6, ATT 8, YDS 81, CMP% 75, AVG 10.1, LNG 22, TD 1, INT 0, SACK 1, SYL -7, RTG 201.3), K. Williams RB (ATT 64, YDS 244, AVG 3.8, LNG 51, TD 2), T. Buchner QB (ATT 10, YDS 92, AVG 9.2, LNG 26, TD 0,   M. Mayer TE (REC 24, YDS 267, AVG 11.1, LNG 41, TD 3).

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Numbers

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Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games.
Bearcats are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games.
Cincinnati are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Cincinnati are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games.
Fighting Irish are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Notre Dame are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.
Notre Dame are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in October.
Fighting Irish are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 5.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Picks

This is going to be a blockbuster match for Week 5 and having the home field advantage puts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a small edge over the Cincinnati Bearcats. Expect the final score to be closer than what is seen in the online sportsbook.