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Pitt Favored vs UConn Wednesday

The Connecticut Huskies and the Pittsburgh Panthers will both be looking to get back to .500 on the season in their Wednesday night matchup in Pittsburgh.

While both teams have had similar seasons to this point at 3-4 SU and 2-5 ATS, UConn has had the edge in recent seasons in this series with a 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS edge over Pittsburgh.

Lyle McCombs rushed for 130 yards on 32 carries in Connecticut’s last game against South Florida.

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Betting Line: If you're going with the Panthers in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. The number now sits at -10 at most shops, such as BetOnline while the total settled at 42 with the best UNDER value at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 109 (Panthers) and the No. 88 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 25-24 result in favor of the Huskies is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 25.3 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 29 this week at 20.7 PPG. The Panthers aerial game is averaging 184.1 yards per game, less than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 262.1 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 105.3 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 59 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Connecticut was a 16-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Florida. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (26) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh was a 26-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against Utah. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Huskies at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Connecticut home to Syracuse, Saturday, November 5
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Saturday, November 5

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