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Huskies visit Knights in Week 9 battle

Connecticut Huskies Central Florida Knights
0-6 October 26, 2013, 12:00 | Bright House Networks Stadium 5-1



The Knights hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Huskies pay a visit to Bright House Networks Stadium in Week 9 betting action.

They bring a 5-1 record (5-1 ATS) to the Week 9 battle against the 0-6 Huskies, who are 1-5 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Central Florida go 2-4 so far and the Huskies go 4-2.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

Central Florida were sitting as -23-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Knights at No. 19 and the Huskies at No. 96 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 35-10 result in favor of the Knights.

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Connecticut lost its last outing, a 41-16 result against Cincinnati on October 19. Connecticut failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Connecticut's last outing, Tim Boyle threw for 310 yards in a losing cause against the Bearcats, 41-16 at Nippert Stadium. Storm Johnson tore up the turf for 109 rushing yards in the latest Knights game, a 38-35 win over the Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Florida's No. 48-ranked offense (32.83 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 92 at 30.67 PPG. The Knights passing attack has averaged 266.67 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (206.17 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 42-rated road run defense, allowing 145 yards per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 105 in rushing offense at home.

A few Huskies at Knights trends to consider:
Connecticut is 1-13-1 SU in its last 15 games
Connecticut is 1-7-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Connecticut is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Connecticut's last 11 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Central Florida's last 17 games at home


Next up:
Connecticut at Louisville, Friday, November 8th
Central Florida at Houston, Saturday, November 9th