Connecticut vs. Cincinnati Total Pick
After getting a scare last week, will No. 20 Cincinnati get locked back in defensively this Saturday when it hosts Connecticut at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
133 Connecticut vs. 134 Cincinnati
Saturday, November 9, 2019
3:30PM ET – Nippert Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Cincinnati is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bearcats are getting odds of -35 points against Connecticut. The over/under total is listed at 56 points. The public betting currently has 89 percent going on Cincinnati as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Huskies falling apart
Connecticut has been a mess most of the season and the Huskies are coming off a 56-10 loss at home to Navy last weekend. The Huskies are now 2-7 on the season, 0-5 in the AAC, 4-5 against the spread and 5-4 with the under.
UConn is among the worst in the country in both offense and defense. The Huskies are giving up 39.8 points and 446.3 yards per game defensively, while averaging just 20.3 points and 340.7 yards per contest. Jack Zergiotis is leading the offense with 1,079 passing yards and five touchdowns, but has eight interceptions. Kevin Mensah is the team’s leading rusher with 803 yards and nine touchdowns while Cameron Ross has 46 catches for 516 yards and two scores.
Bearcats get scare on the road
The Cincinnati Bearcats won their sixth straight game last weekend, but it was a close call. They defeated ECU 46-43 on the road to improve to 7-1 on the season. Cincy is 4-0 in the AAC, 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 with the under.
Cincinnati has been respectable on defense, as the Bearcats are giving up 23.2 points and 381.4 yards per game. Offensively, Cincinnati is averaging 30.8 points and 393.6 yards per contest. Quarterback Desmond Ridder has been leading the team this year with 1,560 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, while also rushing for 323 yards and a score. Michael Warren II is the leading rusher with 639 yards and seven touchdowns while Josiah Deguara has 23 catches for 369 yards and five touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Huskies are 5-2 with the over in their last seven road games, but 4-1 with the over in their last five games in November.
The Bearcats have hit the under in four straight road games and in 19 of their last 26 against a losing team.
These two have hit the under in five straight meetings, dating back to 2014. The Bearcats got a nice scare last weekend, but it was mostly a scare for the defense. They should be woken up this week at home against a really bad Connecticut offense. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Huskies kept under 10 points. With that in mind, I don’t see Cincinnati going too high on offense itself, even against a really bad Connecticut defense. The Bearcats have only put up 40 or more twice this year. They prefer more of a ball-control style of play.
College Football Week 11 Prediction: Connecticut/Cincinnati Under 56