Indiana vs. UConn - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana vs. Connecticut
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Memorial Stadium )
The Line: Indiana -27 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The UConn Huskies need a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The UConn Huskies haven’t won a road game since October of 2017. Jack Zergiotis is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 275 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Zergiotis enters this game with 31 career pass attempts. Cameron Ross and Ardell Brown have combined for 166 receiving yards on 11 catches while Matt Drayton has six receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 122 yards per contest, and Kevin Mensah leads the way with 171 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, UConn is allowing 26 points and 271 yards per game. D.J. Morgan leads the UConn Huskies with 19 tackles, Lwal Uguak has 2.5 sacks and Tyler Cole has one interception.
The Indiana Hoosiers look for a bounce back showing to build on their 2-1 record. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost five of their last seven home games. Michael Penix Jr. is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 523 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Penix has four touchdown passes on 94 career pass attempts. Peyton Hendershot and Whop Philyor have combined for 267 receiving yards and one touchdown while Donavan Hale has eight receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 101.3 yards per contest, and Stevie Scott III leads the way with 118 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 25 points and 344.7 yards per game. Reakwon Jones leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 18 tackles, Demarcus Elliott has two sacks and Jaylin Williams has one interception.
The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten, 14-35-2 ATS in their last 51 road games and 17-44-2 ATS in their last 63 games overall. The Hoosiers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in September, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Hoosiers last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 non-conference games.
The UConn Huskies have failed to cover eight of their last 12 games as a double-digit underdog. The Indiana Hoosiers have failed to cover seven of their last 11 games as a double-digit favorite. While it's only been two games, UConn looks drastically improved defensively and just went toe-to-toe with an experienced Illinois side. UConn also had an extra week to prepare for this game, which has to count for something. I was hoping Indiana would show me something against Ohio State, as wins over Ball State and Eastern Illinois do nothing for me. I'll take my chances with the four free touchdowns.