Free Week 5 Prediction: Huskies vs Cougars Odds
Week 5 College football betting sees the Connecticut Huskies taking on the BYU Cougars on Friday October 2 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Connecticut Huskies (2-2) vs. BYU Cougars (2-2)
Date: Friday October 2
Time: 10:15 PM
Venue: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: BYU -18
NCAA Betting Total: 44.5
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I am sure it kind of feels like it should be midseason already with all of the drama that BYU has experienced. This is a good team with a nice chance to show it on Friday.
The Huskies are not all that good and as they get more games under their belt it will become more evident.
These two teams met last year and the Cougars won easily, 35-10.
This is not a good UConn team. Their two wins have come against FCS Villanova and Army and I am not putting much stock in their close loss to Mizzou.
Similarly you don’t want to read too much into their defensive numbers which currently have this team 6th in the nation in pass defense (by yards allowed). Two of their four games have been against option teams.
Against BYU I expect the Huskies to compete but they should not threaten the Cougars on the road. Transfer Bryant Shirreffs has proven that he can quarterback at this level but he is going to have to be sharp for them to stay in the game at all.
Their offense is not very explosive and that is what you need if you are going to try and upset somebody on the road.
The Huskies are just not in the class with BYU and they have already had that one surprise kind of game against Mizzou which was at home. Posting another on the road is not to be expected.
There is no other way to put it than to say that the Cougars fell apart at the Big House last week losing to Michigan 31-0. You have to wonder if they were just drained as much as anything else.
Hosting UConn looks like a perfect rebound spot for the Cougars. Beginning a stretch of four straight at home they should be able to use their physicality to have success.
Definitely look for a better game from QB Tanner Mangum, who had about as bad a day as you can without throwing an interception. He only three for 55 yards on 12 completions. That is not even 5 yards per.
BYU is a proud and tough team and I fully expect them to be more like the team we saw over the first three weeks of the season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0 in Huskies last 5 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 Friday games.
- Under is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 games overall.
- Cougars are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Cougars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October.
- Over is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 games in October.
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Look for the home crowd to be pumped and give the Cougars an early jolt.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: BYU ATS
There might be some worry about a backdoor cover but the Cougars shouldn’t make you sweat too much.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: BYU 38 – Connecticut 13
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