UConn vs Utah State Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 0 Game on FanDuel (Aug 27)

Devon Platana
UConn vs. Utah State prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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UConn vs Utah State Week 0 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Connecticut Huskies (0-0, 0-0) vs. Utah State Aggies (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Maverik Stadium — Logan UT
Coverage: FS1

Week 0 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the UConn Huskies and Utah State Aggies. First-year head coach Jim L. Mora has a big task ahead of him after the Huskies finished as the worst FBS independent team in 2011 with a 1-11 record. Things will only get tougher as UConn continues its rebuild.

On the other hand, Utah State is riding high after upsetting then-No. 19-ranked Oregon State to win. the 2021 Mountain West Championship. Blake Anderson is looking for more success in his second year behind the Aggies' bench and has a chance to start things off right against one of the worst teams in the NCAA.

UConn vs Utah State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CONN: (+1800) | USU: (-3000)
Spread: CONN: +27.5 (-110) | USU: -27.5 (-110)
Total: 59.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Utah State enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 59.5, which is the highest of this week's college football projected totals.

UConn vs Utah State Prediction & Pick

There aren't many reasons to like UConn this week. Not only have the Huskies won just one of their last 16 games, but they're also 0-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last six season openers. Meanwhile, the Aggies are winners of eight of their last nine outings and are 7-1 ATS in their last eight.

There are going to be some rough patches in Mora's first season behind the UConn bench and a team as solid as Utah State will prove that. I think that the Aggies will get a big lead early on and won't take their foot off the gas pedal.

Final Score Prediction: Utah State: 48 | UConn: 13

UConn vs Utah State Betting Trends

- UConn is 0-7 straight up in its last seven road games.
- Utah State is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against independent schools.
- UConn is 0-5 ATS in its last five games played in August.
- The total has hit the over in four of Utah State's last six home games played on Saturday.

UConn vs Utah State Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

This is a game where you shouldn't overthink things. UConn is projected to be really bad this year and Utah State shouldn't have any issues putting up points early on. After all, the Huskies gave up an average of 45.5 points in their final four 2021 games.

While 59.5 points is a huge projected total, I think the elements are here for both teams to combine for the over.

Bet: Over 59.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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