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Huskies visit Bearcats in Week 8 battle

Connecticut HuskiesCincinnati Bearcats
0-5October 19, 2013, 12:00 | Nippert Stadium4-2

Week 8 action on Saturday will see the Bearcats looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Huskies visit Nippert Stadium.

The Huskies will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearcats are 2-4 ATS. Connecticut is 3-2 against the total, while Cincinnati is 3-3 versus the number.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bearcats as -14.5-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)..

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bearcats at No. 37 and the Huskies at No. 98 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 36-11 result in favor of the Bearcats.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 13-10 result against South Florida on October 12. Connecticut failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 23 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bearcats grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Owls in their last game, winning 38-20 at Nippert Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 48-ranked offense (32.83 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 83 at 28.6 PPG. The Bearcats passing attack has averaged 256.33 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (169.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 45-rated road run defense, allowing 153 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.

A few Huskies at Bearcats trends to consider:
Connecticut is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games
Connecticut is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
Connecticut is 1-6-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Connecticut at Central Florida, Saturday, October 26th
Cincinnati at Memphis, Wednesday, October 30th