The Indiana football team is back home this week for a pivotal matchup. They are taking on the No. 8 ranked Bearcats who have led Cincinnati to national prominence since last season.
Cincinnati is coming in at 2-0 while IU is 1-1. The Hoosiers bounced back last week from their Week 1 loss at Iowa and beat Idaho 56-14. Cincinnati is in form as well as they just manhandled Murray State 42-7.
Indiana football vs Cincinnati Odds Week 3:
According to WynnBet the Week 3 odds have Cincinnati as a four-point favorite over the Hoosiers. Indiana has a +155 moneyline, while Cincinnati’s is -185. Currently, the Over/Under sits at 50 points
Indiana football vs Cincinnati Week 3 Prediction:
Indiana has to be fired up for this game. They have already lost once this season and it came in ugly fashion. Expect them to be riled up to play their biggest game early in the season.
The Hoosiers will need their best from Mike Penix and the offense to stay afloat. Cincinnati is a high-scoring team that can put up points with the best of them. Penix, Stephen Carr, Ty Fryfogle, and D.J. Matthews will need to make the difference Saturday.
The Hoosiers have talent on both sides of the ball, but the Bearcats are the #8 team in the country for a reason. They are well-coached, they play well on the line on both sides of the ball, and they have the quarterback to always give them a chance in any game.
This will be a close contest that should be hard-fought on both sides. The Hoosiers should keep it close but the Bearcats may just be too talented right now. Give me the Hoosiers with the spread and Cincinnati pulls out a tight one 27-24.