UCONN vs. Navy - 11/1/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Navy Midshipmen (6-1) at UCONN Huskies (2-6)
College Football: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field)
The Line: UCONN Huskies +26 -- Over/Under:
The Navy Midshipmen and UConn Huskies meet Friday in college football action at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
The Navy Midshipmen look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Navy Midshipmen have lost seven of their last eight road games. Malcolm Perry is completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 557 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen have nine touchdown passes dating back to last season. Mychal Cooper and CJ Williams have combined for 354 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jamale Carothers has two receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 350.7 yards per contest, and Perry leads the way with 934 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 19.3 points and 310.3 yards per game. Diego Fagot leads the Navy Midshipmen with 50 tackles, Jacob Springer has six sacks and Kevin Brennan has one interception.
The UConn Huskies have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The UConn Huskies have lost their last three home games. Jack Zergiotis is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 874 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. UConn quarterbacks have combined for nine touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. Cameron Ross and Ardell Brown have combined for 732 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Art Thompkins has 31 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 139.7 yards per contest, and Kevin Mensah leads the way with 696 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, UConn is allowing 37.8 points and 429.9 yards per game. Omar Fortt leads the UConn Huskies with 57 tackles, Lwal Uguak has four sacks and Tyler Cole has one interception.
The Midshipmen are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Friday games, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games in November and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 10-26-1 ATS in their last 37 home games and 20-47-2 ATS in their last 69 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Midshipmen last 5 games overall.
The Navy Midshipmen have covered five of their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. The UConn Huskies have failed to cover five of their last eight games as a double-digit underdog. Navy has been one of the more consistent teams in the AAC this season, but its ground game can chew up the clock and lead to less chances to open games up. The UConn Huskies are coming off their best performance of the season, and while it came against UMass, it's still progress considering UConn usually has issues against anybody it plays. Friday night under the lights, primetime on national TV, I expect UConn to put together an honest effort and keep this game competitive.