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UCONN Huskies vs SMU Mustangs Week 5 Betting Prediction and Odds

The Mustangs hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the SMU Mustangs pay a visit to Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Week 5 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home SMU Mustangs were -19.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 37-21 win for the Mustangs. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCONN Huskies vs SMU Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The SMU Mustangs are 3-1 so far on the season, and 4-0 ATS vs the point spread. The UCONN Huskies, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 0-3 ATS. Those over under betting have seen SMU go 3-1 and the UCONN Huskies go 2-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and SMU vs UCONN injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 75-rated SMU Mustangs and the No. 140-ranked UCONN Huskies, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits SMU's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 48 PPG, against a UCONN defense that ranks No. 104 this week at 33 PPG. The SMU aerial game is averaging 305.25 yards per game, less than the UCONN Huskies secondary allows through the air, 413 YPG per game.

Defensively, the UCONN Huskies feature the league's No. 70-rated road run defense, allowing 171 yards per game. SMU, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, UCONN's aerial attack generated 406 yards but it was the Pirates coming away with a 41-38 victory over UCONN at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

In their last game, SMU got a 146-yard performance from Xavier Jones as a key part of its 44-21 win over Arkansas State.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Connecticut's last 21 games
  • Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCONN home to Memphis, Friday, October 6th
SMU home to Houston, Saturday, October 7th