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Virginia Cavaliers Open as Week 3 Betting Underdogs vs Huskies

The Huskies hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the UCONN Huskies pay a visit to Rentschler Field in Week 3 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UCONN Huskies were listed as -6.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 28-21 win for the Huskies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Virginia Cavaliers vs UCONN Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the UCONN Huskies are 1-1 ATS. Virginia is 0-0-1 against the over under total, while UCONN is 2-0 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCONN vs Virginia injuries news.

The game pits the UCONN Huskies, currently No. 72 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Virginia Cavaliers, who rate No. 91 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UCONN Huskies No. 97-ranked offense (24 PPG) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 118 at 40.5 PPG. The UCONN Huskies passing attack has averaged 213 yards per game, less than the Virginia Cavaliers give up through the air (334 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Virginia Cavaliers own the league's No. 74-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 301 yards per game when on the road. UCONN, on the other hand, rates No. 64 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Albert Reid ran through the Oregon defense for 126 yards in Virginia's last game, but the Cavaliers still lost a 44-26 decision at Autzen Stadium.

Noel Thomas was good for 116 receiving yards in the Huskies's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 28-24 to the Huskies.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Virginia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Connecticut is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games
  • Connecticut is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Central Michigan, Saturday, September 24th
UCONN home to Syracuse, Saturday, September 24th

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