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BYU Favored by -17 Against Connecticut on Friday - Week 1 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

BYU Cougars


Connecticut Huskies
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Rentschler Field

The Cougars were 4-2 ATS through their first six games last season, but took a dive in their next seven games, going 1-5-1 ATS to finish the season with a money-losing 5-7-1 ATS record. BYU was an awful bet on the road last season at 1-5 ATS.

Connecticut lost their first nine games last season before winning three straight to close out the season 3-9 SU. The Huskies posted a 5-7 ATS record last season, but were 1-4 ATS on the road and 0-3 ATS when favored.

BYU Cougars vs Connecticut Huskies Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting BYU Cougars in this one found them as -17-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

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Computer Prediction: BYU Cougars vs Connecticut Huskies Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 31-15 win for the Cougars on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Friday, as they are 5-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Connecticut Huskies are 5-7 ATS. BYU is 4-9 against the over under total, while Connecticut is 7-5 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Connecticut vs BYU injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 93-rated Connecticut Huskies and the No. 37-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

How BYU Cougars vs Connecticut Huskies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Connecticut's No. 107-ranked offense, averaging 20.58 PPG, against a BYU defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 22.08 PPG. The Connecticut aerial game is averaging 234.17 yards per game, more than the BYU Cougars secondary allows through the air, 218.92 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the BYU Cougars own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 108.43 yards per game when on the road. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 118 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

BYU lost its last outing, a 31-16 result against Washington on December 27. BYU failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 47 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Huskies grabbed a Fight Hunger Bowl victory over the Cougars in their last game, winning 31-16 at AT&T Park.

Connecticut was a 45-10 winner in its last match at home against Memphis. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 55 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Casey Cochran's 461-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Connecticut earned a 45-10 win over Memphis on Saturday at Rentschler Field.

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Texas, Saturday, September 6th
Connecticut home to Stony Brook, Saturday, September 6th