Connecticut vs. Syracuse Pick
Syracuse is 2-4 on the season and 2-2 at home while Connecticut is 3-4 overall and 1-2 on the road. The Huskies are 2-4-1 against the spread this year while the Orange are 1-4-1 ATS. Connecticut has won five straight against Syracuse.
Odds: The oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have Syracuse is a slight home favorite in this game, as the Orange are getting odds of -4 at home against Connecticut. The over/under total has been set 43.5 points.
Line Movement: Opening odds had Syracuse favored by 4 points as well. The spread reached a low of 3.5 points during the week and a high of 5 points before closing at Syracuse -4.
Public Betting: Of the wagers that have been placed on this game, 58% of the wagers are going on Syracuse with odds of -4 points against Connecticut on Friday. Be sure to click on the public betting link to get the latest odds and betting percentages.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: Connecticut is 5-0 ATS L5 in series. Syracuse is 1-5 ATS after playing Rutgers. Last year: CONNECTICUT (-1) over Syracuse, 28-21. This is going to be a thriller. At least a low-scoring one. The Huskies fell to Temple last week, 17-14 and scored all their point in the first quarter. Syracuse is coming off a 23-15 to Rutgers in New Jersey. While UConn struggles to score (19ppg), they hang in most games because of their defense. The Huskies’ defense ranks sixth nationally in total yards allowed (261ypg) and they rank 10th nationally in tackles for loss with 52. Linebacker Yawin Smallwood (75tckls, 11 TLF, 4 sacks) will be in the Syracuse backfield all night.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: CONNECTICUT +4