UCONN at FIU - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

FIU Panthers (2-2) vs UCONN Huskies (2-4)

Game Info: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Riccardo Silva Stadium)

Betting Odds: FIU Panthers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Connecticut Huskies will play the Florida International Panthers in a non-conference game on Saturday night at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, Florida.

The Connecticut Huskies 2-4 this season after they defeated Fresno State by a score of 19-14 in their last game. Connecticut outgained Fresno State by a total of 313-187 and forced three turnovers in the win. The UCONN offense is averaging 15.2 points per game with 98.2 passing yards per game and 167.7 rushing yards per game. Zion Turner has thrown for 559 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Huskies this season. Devonatae Houston has rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns, while Aaron Turner has caught 18 passes for 186 yards and two scores for Connecticut. The UCONN defense is giving up 32.7 points per game and 399.7 yards per game.

The Florida International Panthers are 2-2 (0-1) this season after they defeated New Mexico State by a score of 21-7 last week. Florida International outgained NMSU by a total of 334-221 in this game and their defense was able to shut down the Aggies offense. The FIU offense is averaging 17.8 points per game with 216.8 passing yards per game and 85.5 rushing yards per game. Grayson James has thrown for 663 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions for the Panthers this season. Lexington Joseph has rushed for 132 yards, while Tyrese Chambers has caught 25 passes for 247 yards and three scores for FIU. The Florida International defense is allowing 39.5 points per game and 457.8 yards per game.

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Connecticut is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 18-37-2 ATS in their last 57 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Connecticut’s last 5 road games. FIU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Independent teams and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 17-7 in FIU’s last 24 games.

Both of these teams are coming off of a win, which neither team has been able to do consistently recently. Connecticut has played three really good teams this season, which should help them as they play against lesser teams. FIU has been very bad on defense this season, which really benefits a poor UCONN offense. I like the over in this game.

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