Connecticut Huskies vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-45.5)
The Connecticut Huskies (1-2) are hitting the road to Michigan Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Michigan Wolverines (2-0). Michigan opens this game as 45.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 59.5.
The Connecticut Huskies head into this game 1-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Huskies faced the Syracuse Orange and went home with a loss by a final score of 48-14. Zion Turner went 14/17 with 92 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 147.2 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Nate Carter was the leader on the ground for the Huskies with 16 carries for 71 yds (4.4 yards per carry). In all, they ran 46 plays which gave them a total of 202 yards. The Connecticut Huskies ran the ball 27 times and totaled 97 yds, which had them averaging 3.6 yards per carry. In the running game, the Huskies gave up 156 yds on 51 attempts, which averages out to 3.1 yards per run surrendered. Connecticut allowed 21 pass completions on 26 attempts for a total of 314 yds, and a completion percentage of 80.8%.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Connecticut Huskies are sitting at 20.7 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 205.3 yards on the ground ranking them 34th in college football. The Huskies currently have 1,012 yards in total for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Connecticut has earned 4 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns on the ground. Connecticut has amassed 58 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 15 penalties for 111 yds. They have turned the football over 8 times.
The Huskies rank 84th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 27.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 165.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 495 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning passing yards, the Huskies are allowing 759 yds which ranks them 121st in college football. They have yielded 253.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.5%. For the year, they are conceding 418.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 101st in Division 1. They have yielded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 4 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Wolverines head into this game 2-0 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Wolverines got the victory with a final of 56-10 against the Hawaii Warriors. J.J. McCarthy (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 229 yds on 11/12 through the air while his QB rating was 334.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 19.1. Blake Corum carried the rock 9 times for 88 yards, walking away from the game with 9.8 yards per attempt for Michigan. The Wolverines finished the game with a total of 588 yards on 55 plays (10.7 yds per play). Michigan rushed for 8.1 yds per carry, finishing the game with 268 yds on 33 attempts. Michigan gave up 32 running attempts for 140 yds (4.4 yards per rush). The Wolverines pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 35.1%, surrendering 113 yds on 13 out of 37 passing.
The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 514.0 yards/outing, ranking them 19th in D-1. The Michigan offense has compiled 45 penalty yds on 4 infractions, which is 131st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season to this point, the Wolverines have thrown for a total of 526 yards via the pass as well as an average of 263.0 passing yards per game, putting them at 55th in the nation. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Wolverines are 3rd in college football maintaining an average of 53.5 PPG.
Michigan has conceded a total of 222 yards via the ground game (111.0 yards/game) and 1 touchdown on the ground on the season. They have conceded 1 touchdown through the air and 125.0 yards/game, ranking them 8th in Division 1. The Wolverines defense has been on the field for 128 plays, which ranks 36th in Division 1. The Wolverines are conceding 8.5 PPG, which has them sitting 13th in D-1. This season, they have surrendered 17 pts.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines -45.5
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