UCONN vs. Cincinnati - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UCONN vs. Cincinnati - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bearcats (4-0) at UCONN Huskies (1-3)

College Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field)

The Line: UCONN Huskies +17 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cincinnati Bearcats and UConn Huskies meet Saturday in college football action at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look for their third road victory of the year to start 5-0 for the first time since the 2012 season. The Cincinnati Bearcats have split their last eight road games. Desmond Ridder is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 618 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Ridder has moved the chains on 28 of his 74 pass completions this season. Kahlil Lewis and Rashad Medaris have combined for 303 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Josiah Deguara has 13 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 235.2 yards per contest, and Michael Warren II leads the way with 435 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 13.5 points and 274.5 yards per game. Marquise Copeland leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 21 tackles, Cortez Broughton has 3.5 sacks and James Wiggins has two interceptions. 

The UConn Huskies could use a feel good victory here to rebound from a rough 1-3 start to the season. The UConn Huskies have lost five of their last seven home games. David Pindell is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 807 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Pindell and Marvin Washington have combined for eight touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. Kyle Buss and Hergy Mayala have combined for 311 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tyler Davis has 11 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 196.2 yards per contest, and Pindell leads the way with 410 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, UConn is allowing 54.5 points and 664 yards per game. Tyler Coyle leads the UConn Huskies with 41 tackles, Eli Thomas has one sack and Oneil Robinson has one interception.

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The Bearcats are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 conference games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass. The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 14-37-2 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Bearcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings, favorite is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the home team is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings.

The UConn Huskies prove time and time again that they're probably not even an FBS team half the time, as this club gets blown out against even subpar comp. The Cincinnati Bearcats have been really solid defensively this season and look like a team that could make a run for an AAC title. The UConn Huskies have failed to cover 12 of their last 17 games as a double-digit underdog. I have no choice but to eat the chalk with the road team. UConn hasn't shown much on either side of the ball.

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Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Bearcats -17

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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