UConn at Cincinnati - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (3-4) at Cincinnati Bearcats (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Nippert Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -13 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and Cincinnati Bearcats square off Saturday at Nippert Stadium.
The UConn Huskies look for their second road win to get back to a .500 record. Bryant Shirreffs is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,636 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Shirreffs has a touchdown pass in four straight games. Noel Thomas and Arkeel Newsome have combined for 763 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Alec Bloom has 15 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 118.2 yards per contest, and Newsome leads the way with 367 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, UConn is allowing 20 points and 356.6 yards per game. Andrew Adams leads the Huskies with 52 tackles, Jhavon Williams has three interceptions and Folorunso Fatukasi has 3.5 sacks.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats look for their first AAC victory to get a game above a .500 record. Hayden Moore is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,280 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Moore has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Shaq Washington and Max Morrison have combined for 877 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Chris Moore has 15 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 188 yards per contest, and Tion Green leads the way with 413 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Cincy is allowing 31.8 points and 406 yards per game. Eric Wilson leads the Bearcats with 59 tackles, Sione Tongamoa has two sacks and Zach Edwards has three pass deflections.
The Huskies are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Bearcats are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings overall.
UConn hasn't won a lot of games this season, but six of its seven games have resulted in wins or losses by 10 or less points. The Huskies play above-average defense and fight until the very end. The Bearcats continue to struggle to on the defensive side of the ball. I'll take the points here.