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Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds
Connecticut visits Cincinnati on Saturday, hoping to send the Bearcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Nippert Stadium.
Backers of the Bearcats have seen them go 8-3 and 6-5 ATS so far this season, while the Huskies are at 5-6 and 4-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 6-4, while the Bearcats are 4-7.
Betting Line: The Huskies were listed as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 58-rated Bearcats and the No. 80-rated Huskies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 39-26 win for the Bearcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 33.4 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 45 this week at 23.4 PPG. The Bearcats aerial game is averaging 218.4 yards per game, less than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 286.8 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Connecticut was a 40-22 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 30-13 winner as they battled Syracuse on the road. Cincinnati covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing in December are 3-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Huskies at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut's last 12 games on the road
Connecticut is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut