Connecticut Huskies vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
The Scarlet Knights will do battle with the visiting Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
They battle the Huskies, currently with a 3-2 mark (1-2-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Scarlet Knights and 2-3 for the Huskies.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Scarlet Knights as 8-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Scarlet Knights at No. 23 and the Huskies at No. 83 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 34-27 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 68-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 23 at 15.6 PPG. The Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 240.5 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (168.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 86.5 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 51 in rushing offense at home.
Connecticut won its last outing, a 24-17 result against Buffalo on September 29. Connecticut failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Huskies grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Bulls in their last game, winning 24-17 at Rentschler Field.
Rutgers won its last outing, a 35-26 result against Arkansas on September 22. Rutgers covered in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 61 combined points took the game OVER the total. Gary Nova's 397-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Rutgers earned a 35-26 win over Arkansas on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Huskies at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Connecticut's last 10 games
Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rutgers
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
Rutgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut
Connecticut home to Temple, Saturday, October 13
Rutgers home to Syracuse, Saturday, October 13