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Wolverines take on Huskies in Week 4 contest

Michigan WolverinesConnecticut Huskies
Sep 21, 12:00 PM | Grass of Rentschler Field

 

Michigan Wolverines vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

 

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After barely escaping disaster against upset-minded Akron the Big Blue of Michigan heads East to take on Connecticut Saturday night in East Hartford (8 pm ET, ESPN).

 

 

In the early college football betting the 3-0 Wolverines, who basically got out-played by the Zips and never came close to covering the spread as 35-point favorites, were favored by 18 points over the 0-2 Huskies.

View Michigan vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Wolverines listed as 18-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 42-rated Wolverines taking on the No. 123-rated Huskies in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 51-16 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 102-ranked offense, averaging 19.5 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 48 this week at 21 PPG. The Huskies aerial game is averaging 277.5 yards per game, more than the Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 256.3 YPG per game.

Michigan was a 28-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 35.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (52) made winners of UNDER bettors. Devin Gardner ran through the Akron defense for 103 yards in Michigan's last game, handing the Zips a 28-24 setback on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 32-21 loser at home against Maryland. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (53) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chandler Whitmer's 349-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Maryland earned a 32-21 win over Connecticut on Saturday at Rentschler Field.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

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

A few Wolverines at Huskies trends to consider:
Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan's last 8 games
Michigan is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Connecticut is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Connecticut is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Connecticut is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 2-8-3 ATS in its last 13 games

Next up:
Michigan home to Minnesota, Saturday, October 5
Connecticut at Buffalo, Saturday, September 28