Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Preview

When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Where: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
Line: Cougars -25.5
Total: will be up Monday Live College Football Lines
TV: ESPN

Huskies vs Cougars Betting Recap

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 31-24 result against Orange on September 24. Connecticut failed to cover in that game as a -3-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Houston was a 64-3 winner in its last match on the road against Bobcats. They covered the -31-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 67 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Huskies vs Cougars Betting Trends

Huskies
Team record: 2-2 SU,1-3 ATS
Connecticut is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut’s last 10 games
Connecticut is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut’s last 10 games
Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut’s last 5 games on the road

Cougars
Team record: 4-0 SU,3-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Connecticut Huskies (2-2)

The Huskies have played four games so far and all four have been decided by 7 points or less. However, they haven’t played anyone close to the caliber of the Houston Cougars. Connecticut is ranked 109th in the country scoring 21.3 points per game. Since there are only 128 teams in FBS you get the idea. It isn’t like they have played against any top defensive teams. The Huskies defense is mediocre giving up 22.5 points per game which ranks 46th in the country.

Houston Cougars (4-0)

The Houston offense ranks 12th in the country in scoring averaging 44.8 points per game. As good as a 12th ranked offense sounds, it pales next to a 4th ranked defense that allows 10.5 points per game. The question would be are the Cougars getting complacent with lesser teams. Take a look at what happened last week, the Cougars were nearly flawless in a 64-3 beatdown of Texas State. Houston piled up 563 yards of offense, allowed only 33 rushing yards and had zero penalties and turnovers. This team is focused on making the college playoffs.

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Prediction

This is going to be ugly. The Cougars are not just winning they are running up the score to impress voters before the polls come out. They want to be in the top four so all they have to do is win and they are in. They beat Cincinnati 40-16 and the Bearcats are a better team than the Huskies. I no it is a big line but these guys play defense this defense might out score the Connecticut offense. Blowout time and lay the biiiiig wood. I would be willing to take Houston at -34.5.

Huskies vs Cougars Pick: Houston -25.5