|Big East College Football Week 14 Odds: Cincinnati vs. Connecticut|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:30|
Cincinnati vs. Connecticut Odds
Cincinnati is 8-3 on the year, 4-2 in the Big East and 1-2 on the road. Connecticut is 5-6 overall, 2-4 in the Big East and 3-2 at home. The Bearcats are 7-3 against the spread this season while the Huskies are 4-5-2 ATS. The home team has covered the spread in six of the last seven games in this series.
Trends show that Cincinnati is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 conference games and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 road games. Connecticut is just 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games in December and 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is the slight favorite on the road, as the Bearcats have odds of -4.5 points at Connecticut on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 40.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Cincinnati favored by 6 points. The spread never got higher than that, and is currently at its low with the Bearcats favored by 4.5 points.
Cincinnati is coming off a 27-10 win over South Florida last week. The Bearcats have won three of their last four games coming into this contest and their three losses this year have all been by 7 points or less. Cincinnati is averaging 30.7 points per game this season on offense while the defense is holding opponents to 17.2 points per game. George Winn is leading this team on the season, as he has rushed for 1,134 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Connecticut is coming off a 23-20 overtime win over Louisville on the road last week. The Huskies have won two straight to keep their bowl hopes alive in this game. Connecticut is scoring just 17.8 points per game this season on offense, while the defense is allowing only 18.5 points per game. This team is being led by running back Lyle McCombs, who has rushed for 800 yards and five touchdowns on the year.
In terms of Injuries, Connecticut quarterback Chandler Whitmer is questionable with a concussion while defense end EJ Norris is out with a shoulder injury. Cincinnati has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Cincinnati. The Bearcats are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -4.5 points at Connecticut on Saturday.