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Connecticut Huskies Open as Week 8 Betting Underdogs vs Bearcats

Nippert Stadium will feature the Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -13 for the Cincinnati Bearcats . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 38-20 result in favor of the Bearcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-3 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Connecticut Huskies, meanwhile, are 3-4 and 3-4 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Cincinnati go 4-2 and the Connecticut Huskies go 2-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Connecticut injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cincinnati Bearcats at No. 44 and the Connecticut Huskies at No. 92 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 36.5 PPG, against a Connecticut defense that ranks No. 29 this week at 20 PPG. The Cincinnati aerial game is averaging 358.17 yards per game, more than the Connecticut Huskies secondary allows through the air, 186.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Connecticut Huskies feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 106.33 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 53 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bryant Shirreffs led the way last time out for the Huskies, connecting for 365 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 28-20 loss to the Huskies at Rentschler Field.

In their last gridiron battle, Nick Kurtz did much of the damage, producing 119 receiving yards but Cincinnati managed to defeat the Bearcats 38-24 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Connecticut is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games
  • Connecticut is 5-14-3 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to East Carolina, Friday, October 30th
Cincinnati home to Central Florida, Saturday, October 31st

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