Cincinnati Bearcats versus Vanderbilt Commodores Liberty Bowl Betting Preview

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The 9-3 Cincinnati Bearcats from the Big East conference faces the 6-6 Vanderbilt Commodores from the SEC conference in the Liberty Bowl on New Years Eve.

The Bearcats and Commodores kick off from Memphis Tennessee at 3:30PM Eastern Time Saturday and ABC will television to a national television audience.

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The point spread at Oddsmaker has the SEC conference Vanderbilt Commodores favored by -2 points with an over under of 48 ½ points.

Those betting Vanderbilt on the money line will lay -125 odds.

A money line bet on the underdog Cincinnati Bearcats will take back +105 odds.

Cincinnati piled up wins against a down Big East conference on the season. They faced an SEC school this season in Tennessee and dropped a 45-23 road decision.

The Bearcats were led by senior quarterback Zach Collaros who completed 63.4% of his passes with 14 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

He has missed the team’s final three games with a broken ankle but is expected to play on New Years Eve.

The team has a solid running game led by senior running back Isaiah Pead who ran for 1110 yards and 5.3 yards per carry average.

It will be tough for Pead on the ground against the Commodores as Vanderbilt allowed just 3.4 yards a carry defensively while playing in the SEC.

Vanderbilt became bowl eligible as they went to Wake Forest and came away with a 41-7 win to close the regular season.

Vandy was very competitive against SEC conference opponents with losses to Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas and Georgia by six points or less.

Jordan Rodgers a junior quarterback completed 51.5% of his passes with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The Commodores were led by Zac Stacy as the junior running back ran for 1136 rushing yards and an impressive 6.2 yards per rush average.

The Cincinnati offense will have their hands full as Vanderbilt is ranked 19th nationally in all of college football by allowing just 324 offensive yards per game.

This will be the Commodores second bowl game since the 1982 season.

The team competed in the 2009 Music City Bowl and earned a 16-14 victory against the Boston College Eagles from the ACC conference as a +3 ½ point underdog.

The Bearcats missed a bowl in the 2010 year.

They participated in BCS bowl games in the 2009 and 2008 season.

Cincinnati was blown out in the 2009 Sugar Bowl by Florida by the score of 51-24 and in the 2008 Orange Bowl they were defeated by Virginia Tech 20-7.

The Cincinnati Bearcats is 0-4 against the spread in their past four bowl games.

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