Houston vs Connecticut NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars head to Rentschler Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Connecticut Huskies. Connecticut opens this matchup as 22-point underdogs. The Cougars are 3-3-0 ATS and 3-2-1 when betting on the total. The Huskies are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Houston Cougars played the Cincinnati Bearcats and lost 38-23. Kyle Porter led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 33 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 107 yards via 16 carries which had him averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Marquez Stevenson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 120 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 40.0 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cougars was Clayton Tune who went 9/27 with 184 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 3 picks in the game. The Cougars rushed the ball a total of 37 times and earned a total of 190 yards which earned them an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Cougars earned a total of 16 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 69 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 67 plays for 424 yards. When discussing the defense, Houston allowed 14 completions on 24 attempts totaling 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.3%. Against the run, the Cougars allowed 131 yards on 34 carries which means they had an average of 3.9 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 394 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this year. For total yards, they currently sit at 6th in the conference and 66th in the country with 2,482 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 32 points per game, ranking them 46th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 242.7 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the AAC. The Cougars have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 33 points per contest putting them 11th in the AAC. When it comes to passing yards, the Cougars have conceded 1,026 yards. Teams are completing 60.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.6 yards per attempt. In terms of rushing yards, Houston is allowing 170.8 yards per contest putting them 8th in the AAC and 80th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5 yards per rush putting them 11th in the American Athletic Conference and 106th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,025 rushing yards through 6 games.
The last time they took the field, the Connecticut Huskies went up against the Tulane Green Wave and ended up taking the loss by a score of 49-7. Kevin Mensah paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 5 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 41 yards on 15 carries which gave him an average of 2.7 yards per tote. Jayce Medlock was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 42 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 14.0 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Mike Beaudry who went 15/24 with 101 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 interception during the game. The Huskies ended up running the ball 29 times and totaled 100 yards earning them an average of 3.4 yards per run. For the game, they ran 60 plays which added up to 234 yards. On the day, the Huskies got 14 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 34 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Connecticut conceded 26 completions on 34 attempts totaling 323 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.5%. On the day, they gave up a total of 634 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Huskies conceded 311 yards on 46 carries which means they had an average of 6.8 yards per carry allowed.
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The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 1-5. Connecticut is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 104 rushing yards per game, putting them 123rd in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 624 rushing yards through 6 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Huskies average 295.8 yards per contest overall putting them 125th in the country and 12th in the conference. The Huskies are allowing 40.5 points per game ranking them 12th in the AAC and 127th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are allowing 241.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Huskies are currently ranked 10th in the AAC. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 243 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 211.3 yards per game ranking them 115th in the nation and 12th in the American Athletic Conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 1,268 yards rushing and 12 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cougars -22 and under the total points
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