Bearcats face Huskies in Week 14 odds
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The 5-6 Connecticut Huskies, coming off an upset victory over Louisville, look to become bowl-eligible when they host the 8-3 Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ABC).
UConn, which has won its last two games following a four-game losing streak, was an early five-point home dog vs. the 'Cats, winners of three of their last four games.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Huskies sat as 4-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 79-rated Huskies and the No. 32-ranked Bearcats, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 35-20 result in favor of the Bearcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 17.8 PPG, against a Bearcats defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 17.2 PPG. The Huskies aerial game is averaging 220.7 yards per game, less than the Bearcats secondary allows through the air, 235 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Bearcats feature the league's No. 49-rated road run defense, allowing 155.5 yards per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, ranks No. 115 in rushing offense at home.
Cincinnati was a 27-10 winner in its last match at home against South Florida. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 37 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. George Winn tore up the turf for 119 rushing yards in the latest Bearcats game, a 27-10 win over the Bulls at Nippert Stadium.
Connecticut won its last outing, a 23-20 result against Louisville on November 24. Connecticut covered in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Lyle McCombs ran through the Louisville defense for 133 yards in Connecticut's last game, handing the Cardinals a 23-20 setback on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing in December are 3-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Bearcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Connecticut
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut's last 7 games
Connecticut is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
Connecticut is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati