NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds
Miami Redhawks and Cincinnati Bearcats are set to open their 2021 NCAA Football campaign on Saturday. The two teams will be up against each other in a Victory Bell matchup. Dating back to 1888, the two teams have been involved in 138 meetups for the Victory Bell trophy. In the last 133 years, there have been 59 Miami victories, 58 Cincinnati triumphs, and seven ties.
On Saturday night, Cincinnati will have a chance to even the tally while Miami will be focused on ending the 14-game losing streak against Cincinnati.
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: What is Victory Bell?
Victory Bell is the trophy awarded to the winner of the game played between Cincinnati Bearcats and Miami Ohio Redhawks. Miami and Cincinnati squared off for the first Victory Bell game in December 1988. The game ended in a tie at Miami Field. Since then there has been a total of 124 clashes between the two teams. It was from 1945, the two teams have clashed against each other every year, however, due to a pandemic in 2020, there was no match up between the two teams.
Despite Miami losing the last 14 games against Cincinnati, they still lead the overall matchup. They have 59 wins while Cincinnati has 58 wins.
Cincinnati Bearcats has an advantage over Miami Ohio as per the latest Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds. The latest Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds have been updated on 1st September.
Miami Ohio Redhawks
Money Line: +700
Money Line: -1100
Spread: +22.5 (-110)
Spread: -22.5 (-110)
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: Miami Ohio Team News
Miami Ohio will be looking forward to starting with Quarterback Brett Gabbert against Cincinnati. Brett Gabbert made his appearance as a freshman in 2019 and went on to become more comfortable the last season. Last season in 3 games he fired four touchdown passes without an interception. He averaged 118 yards per game.
Miami has a strong offense. Gabbert is expected to be assisted by the likes of Jalen Walker, Penn State transfer Mac Hippenhammer, and James Burns. Tight end Andrew Homer is back from injury and with running back duo of Jaylon Bester and Tyre, Miami is expected to present a strong offensive line up.
Defensive end Kameron Butler is expected to lead Miami’s defense. He had 2.5 sacks last year and 5.5 sacks in 2019. Lonnie Phelps and converted wide receiver Dominique Robinson will be assisting Kameron Butler in defense. Miami also has the service of outside linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. who registered 6.0 sacks in a single game against Akron in 2019.
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: Cincinnati Bearcats Team News
Cincinnati Bearcats have been known for their strong defensive line up. The cornerback trio of Ahmad Gardner, Coby Bryant, and Arquon Bush has been very dominant last season. However, Bearcats lost safeties Darrick Forrest and James Wiggins in this season’s NFL draft.
Myjai Sanders will be taking care of Cincinnati’s rushing defense. He had 7.0 sacks and 10.5 tackles last season. Outside linebacker Darrian Beavers is set to provide added support to Miami’s defensive line up.
Cincinnati will be a bit concerned with their offense. Quarterback Desmond Ridder is set to lead the Cincinnati offense. During that 5-game offensive explosion at midseason, he compiled 11 rushing touchdowns and surpassed the 100-yard mark twice.
Alec Pierce will be assisting him as a primary deep threat and Josh Whyle is expected to start as a primary tight end.
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: What happened last season?
The last NCAA football season was gripped by the Coronavirus pandemic. Miami Ohio could play only 3 games last games and it would be completely unfair to judge them by their last season’s performance. They finished the 2020 season with a 2-1 record. They defeated Ball State in their season opener, 38-31. It was the only defeat for MAC Champion, Ball State of the season.
Their defeat last season came at the hands of Buffalo.
Cincinnati Bearcats on the other hand finished the 2020 season with a 9-1 record. They started off by decimating the Austin Pay Governors, 55-20, and went on to defeat Army Black Knight in very next game. They remained undefeated for the next seven games and it was an unfortunate Peach Bowl defeat that ended their undefeated run.
This season Cincinnati Bearcats is ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll. This is the highest preseason ranking for an AAC team since the conference’s inception.
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: Head-to-head
Cincinnati Bearcats have dominated Miami Ohio in the last few head-to-head clashes. However, to a surprise, Miami Ohio is ahead of Cincinnati Bearcats in overall head-to-head records.
As of now, there have been 124 head-to-head clashes between the two teams. Of 124 games Miami Ohio has won 59 games. Cincinnati Bearcats has 58 wins over Miami Ohio. Seven games between the two teams ended in a tie.
In the last 5 games, there has been complete domination of Cincinnati Bearcats as they have won all 5 games. The last game between the two teams was back in 2019 when Cincinnati won the game by 35-13 points.
Currently, Cincinnati Bearcats is on 14 games winning streak against Miami Ohio.
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: Match Details
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Miami Ohio Redhawks
Scheduled Date and Time: Saturday, September 4th, 3:30 PM EST
Host Team: Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium
Where to Watch: NCAA Football fans can watch the live games on FOX Sports. You can follow Foxsports.com for live streaming.
NCAA Football 2021: Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Cincinnati Bearcats and Miami Ohio are set to clash in a challenging game on Saturday. Miami Ohio is known for its strong offense while Cincinnati Bearcats has a powerful defense. However, the Redhawks have lacked the talent to overcome the challenge of Bearcats in the last few years. They are yet to win against the Bearcats in the last 14 games.
Taking the head-to-head stats into consideration and also considering the home advantage, Cincinnati Bearcats have an advantage over the Miami Ohio in Saturday night game.
The Cincinnati vs Miami Ohio Prediction and Odds also indicates a win for Cincinnati. As per Smarkets, the betting odds for Cincinnati’s win are 1.05 while the odds for Miami Ohio are 8.4 as of now.
Moneyline for Cincinnati Bearcat’s for this game is -1100 and Moneyline for Miami Ohio is +700 at Oddsshark while the spread for this game is -22.5 (-110) for Cincinnati Bearcats at Betway and +22.5 (-110) for Miami Ohio.