Free NCAA Football Prediction: UConn vs. Vanderbilt Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 5
UConn Huskies (0-5) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (1-3)
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: UConn +14.5 / Vandy -14.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Huskies +550 / Commodores -650
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 51
Week 5 college football sees the Huskies and Commodores meet at Vanderbilt Stadium.
The UConn Huskies had their chances to pick up their first win of the season last weekend, but a 24 – 22 loss to Wyoming was the end result. If close counted for anything that would be great but this is a win-loss scenario with not much to take from any defeat. A little confidence? Well, maybe a little bit but when the losses keep mounting up is is hard to find any confidence to carry into the next weekend. (Hey, a trip to UMass is on deck for the Huskies so that might be something to look forward to)
The Commodores are barely surviving being in the SEC and someone might come along and kick them out of the conference soon. It is has been a constant losing effort for this team too, so who actually has an advantage here? Being at home does what for Vanderbilt, give them the edge? Yeah, uh no it doesn’t and these are simply two shit programs desperate to find wins at any expense.
The Commodores are favored by 14.5 points in this Independent vs. SEC matchup.
The Huskies came within a whisker of finding win #1 on the season but 0 – 5 is as good as she gets right now. Keep in mind now, the Huskies didn’t play a single game in 2020 due to the Corona Virus and it has led to the coach leaving and plenty of strife since. Randy Edsall voluntarily left the program he built and that certainly left the state of this program in cahoots. I said cahoots and I am proud to finally say I busted it out LOL
Hey, I have covered all 5 games that UConn has played on this site, and I will admit the Huskies surprised the hell out of me last weekend. I expected Wyoming to go into Hartford and hand the Huskies their ass but that never even came close to happening and UConn could have won it outright.
Wyoming needed a late TD to take a 24 – 16 lead after getting down by as many as 13 points before mounting a comeback. UConn marched down the field to make it a 24 – 22 game and a failed 2-point pass attempt left the UConn fans disappointed again. The effort was sound and even though some may not see Wyoming as some powerhouse program, they are undefeated and didn’t think UConn would make it that tough to find a win.
Tyler Phommachanh is now the guy who hopes to snap UConn’s 9-game losing streak that dates back to 2019. The freshman QB held his own against Wyoming despite not having a boatload of talent around to rely on. Phommachanh did all he could with his arm and his legs to provide the spark and we can assume he will start again after almost taking out Wyoming last weekend.
Nathan Carter found the end zone once but only carried the ball 10 times for 65 total yards on the ground. Carter was also one of 8 receivers to catch a football last weekend.
Despite some of the positives to take from the Wyoming game, UConn still appears at the bottom of almost every category we track. In fact, there is a site out there that states that UConn passed UMass last weekend as the worst team in all of FBS. (Go find my UMass preview on the site too)
There are 130 FBS teams and the Huskies rank 129th in total yards, 125th in passing yards, and 126th in points scored this season. Ugh!
Since I just left you with UConn stats let’s break some out for Vandy because these numbers stink too!
Out of 130 FBS programs, the Commodores rank 123rd in total yards and 129th in points scored this season putting up only 12.5 per outing. Stinky poo-poo!
The Commodore’s lone win came on week 2 against Colorado State, although the schedule has been formidable for Vandy with Stanford and Georgia on their slate.
Can we talk about last weekend? 62 – 0? I mean, I don’t know what positives you can take from a 62 – 0 thumping but let’s see what we can find.
It was 35 – 0 at the end of the 1st quarter and it was only 38 – 0 at the half so there is something positive… They held GA to a field goal for a whole quarter LOL
Hmm, okay they put up 24 passing yards and 77 total yards. Oh come on man, we can’t find anything to spin this into something good, so let’s not try to bullshit each other here. Kenny Seals has a ton to learn at QB and he spends too much time on the ground. He has throw 3 TD but has also tossed 4 picks and has been sacked 6 times and the use of backs or tight ends in the passing game simply does not exist.
Davis and Griffin provide a bit of spark out of the Commodore’s backfield, but the two have only combined for about 350 yards and one trip to the end zone.
GARBAGE! Simply shit! Moving on!
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Commodores are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games.
- Commodores are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Commodores are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
- Commodores are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
- Under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 vs. SEC.
- Under is 12-5 in Huskies last 17 games in October.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
Give me UConn and the +14.5 points because these two teams stink and neither should be favored by two TDs over anyone. There are about 25-30 FCS programs that would eat both of these programs alive.
4* Free Week 5 NCAA Betting Pick:
We are thinking dog again in this spot because Vandy can’t beat anyone by double-digits. This is a 21 – 15 game waiting to happen so expect the under to hit and UConn to cover the line.
4* Free Week 5 NCAA Betting Pick: UConn +14.5
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