Syracuse Orange vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+20)
The Connecticut Huskies (1-1) will play the Syracuse Orange (1-0) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday. Connecticut opens this game as 20-point dogs. The total has been set at 53.5.
The Syracuse Orange come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Orange played the Louisville Cardinals and notched a win by a score of 31-7. Garrett Shrader finished 18/25 with 237 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 178 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Sean Tucker was the best rusher for the Orange with 21 carries for 98 yds (4.7 yards per carry). The Syracuse Orange ran the football 40 times and totaled 207 yds, which earned them an average of 5.2 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 66 plays which converted into 449 yards. Syracuse surrendered 17 pass completions on 23 attempts for 197 yards, and a completion rate of 73.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Orange conceded 137 yds on 31 tries, which is an average of 4.4 yds per run allowed.
The Orange racked up 4,408 total yards over the course of last year. Syracuse compiled 10 passing touchdowns and 28 touchdowns via the ground. They gave the ball to the opposition 12 different times. Syracuse amassed 235 1st downs as a unit, and they were hurt by 84 infractions for 692 yds. As a team they held an average of 214.3 yards on the ground, ranking this team 17th in Division 1. Concerning scoring, the Syracuse Orange were sitting at 24.9 points per outing.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Orange conceded 2,452 yds which had them sitting in 16th in college football. In their 12 games played last year, they allowed 204.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 66.2%. They allowed 332.2 yards per contest putting them 21st in the nation. They conceded 22 passing touchdowns as well as 12 rushing touchdowns. They allowed 3.5 yards per run and 127.9 rushing yards per game last year. Overall, they gave up 1,535 running yards through 12 games. The Orange were ranked 64th in Division 1 concerning team defense, conceding 26.3 points per contest.
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The Huskies head into this matchup 1-1 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Huskies took home the win by a final score of 28-3 when they faced the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. Zion Turner (2 TDs) finished the game with 172 yds on 14/22 through the air while his quarterback rate was 150.2. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 7.8. Nate Carter ran the ball 23 times for 123 yards, walking away from the game with 5.3 yards per carry for Connecticut. Connecticut ran for 5.1 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 274 yds on 54 attempts. The Huskies finished the game with 446 yards and they ran 77 plays (5.8 yds per play). The Huskies secondary allowed a completion rate of 53.3%, relinquishing 164 yards on 16 out of 30 passing. Connecticut gave up 22 running attempts for 78 yards (3.5 yds per rush).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Huskies were 129th in college football with 15.6 PPG. Last year, the Huskies had a total of 1,966 passing yards together with an average of 163.8 throwing yards per game, which ranked 116th in D-1. The Connecticut Huskies had an average of 265.2 yards per game, ranking them 128th in Division 1. The Connecticut offense had 590 penalty yds on 82 violations, which ranked them 55th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
Connecticut conceded a total of 2,360 rushing yards (196.7 yards/game) and 28 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last season. They surrendered 30 touchdowns through the air and 256.6 yards per outing, ranking them 105th in college football. The Huskies defense was on the field for 910 plays, which had them ranked 97th in D-1. The Huskies conceded 38.5 points per game, which put them in 123rd in college football. Last year, they conceded 462 total points.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange -20
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