For the fifth year in a row, the Cincinnati Bearcats are going to play in a bowl game. Meanwhile, the Louisville Cardinals are set to play in their third-straight bowl event. Will the Bearcats score a big win for their school? Or will the Cardinals record their first bowl win since 2019? Check out our preview of this Cincinnati vs Louisville in the 2022 Wasabi Fenway Bowl game.
Betting Preview for the Cincinnati Bearcats vs Louisville Cardinals 2022 NCAA Wasabi Fenway BOWL Game on December 17, 2022
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 11:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Cincinnati Bearcats (+1.0)
Record: 9-3 Overall/6-2 Conference
Cincinnati failed in its last game to win a game, falling prey to the Tulane Green Wave on Nov. 25, 27-24. The loss took away the Bearcats’ chances to play in the AAC Championship Game, but this is s a team that still carries lots of potential. And that’s even though the Bearcats are no longer coached by Luke Fickell, who is now the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. Cincinnati has a robust passing attack which is top 50 in the nation in yards per game. The Bearcats don’t turn the ball over a lot, and that disciplined play can come up huge for them against the tough defense of the Cardinals.
Cincinnati, which is 15th in the nation with just 1.0 giveaways per game, is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games after a loss.
Betting on the Louisville Cardinals (-1.0)
Record: 12-0 Overall/8-0 Conference
Louisville had a tough ending to its regular season schedule, going 1-2 in their last three games. That said, that was a tough stretch for the Cardinals, as they lost to the Clemson Tigers and to the Kentucky Wildcats, both on the road. But their only win in that span was a 25-10 victory over the then-No. 24 NC State Wolfpack. Louisville, in fact, has two wins this season against ranked teams, having also beaten the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, who were No. 10 at the time, back in October at home, 48-31. The Cardinals are armed with a stout defense that can swallow opposing attacks. They are 13th in the FBS with just 20.2 points allowed per game. Their opportunistic pass defense is fourth in the nation in defensive interception rate plus Louisville is third in defensive sack rate.
Louisville is 4-0 against the spread in its last four games after a loss.
Louisville wins, 24-21.
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