Free Week 1 Prediction: Seahawks vs. Huskies Odds
Looking for Wagner Seahawks vs. Connecticut Huskies free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Seahawks taking on the Huskies on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Wagner Connecticut free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Wagner Seahawks vs. Connecticut Huskies (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
NCAA Football Spread: Huskies -17.5
NCAA Betting Total: 70.5
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This week 1 matchup sees the Wagner Seahawks take on the Connecticut Huskies.
These teams have never met before. Wagner is a FCS school, while UCONN is a part of the American Athletic Conference.
Wagner went 4-7 last year and not much more should be expected this year. They played one school from the ACC, which was Syracuse. They lost that game 62-10.
Wagner will be looking to pull an upset and will need to do so with a new cast of offensive weapons. None of their quarterbacks from last year will return so it is unclear who they will turn to as the starter.
They averaged 28 points per game last year, but they play in the FCS, so do not take this too seriously. Their defense was awful in 2018, allowing an average of 39.7 points per game. Luckily, they are playing one of the worst teams in college football, so there may be a small chance that they will be able to slow down the Huskies.
The Huskies won their season opener in 2018, but then lost 11 in a row. They finished among the worst in the entire country. They have not had a winning season since 2010, so they will look to at least start the season strong before it likely falls apart.
The offense needs to get going early, as they averaged just 22.2 points per game in 2018.
They lost David Pindell, who did about everything for this offense last year. He was the QB who also led the team in rushing. This feels like a game where they can score a lot, but I am also worried because they do not exactly have a legit play-maker now.
The defense for UCONN was by far the worst in 2018. They allowed 50.4 points per game, which is just hard to believe. I think going against a FCS school will allow them to play much better in this season opener. I would not be surprised if Wagner scores a few times, but there is no way they score in the 30s or more.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Connecticut are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games played on a Thursday.
- Wagner are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
If Connecticut is going to win some games, they need to start here by beating a FCS school. I will take the Huskies to match their season win total from 2018 and they will win at home.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 70.5
This is not a game I would bet big, but both teams are very bad, so I would have to lean to the under.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Wagner 17 – Connecticut 41
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