Houston vs. UConn Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 13 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 21, 2021, 8:38 pm

The No. 19 Houston Cougars (10-1) are favored by 32.5 points versus the UConn Huskies (1-10) on November 27, 2021, starting at 12:00 PM ET. The predicted point total for the matchup is 57.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Houston stats and betting info

Betting trends for Houston

  • So far this season, Houston has compiled a 7-4-0 record against the spread.
  • The Cougars are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 32.5-point favorites.
  • Houston has hit the over in six of its 11 games with a set total (54.5%).
  • Four Houston games this season have gone over Saturday’s total of 57.5 points.
  • The Cougars have seen a 55.5 average over/under in their games this season, 2.0 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Cougars average 417.1 yards per game, 32.9 fewer yards than the 450.0 the Huskies give up per contest.
  • In games that Houston amasses over 450.0 yards, the team is 3-0 overall.
  • This year, the Cougars have 10 turnovers, three fewer than the Huskies have takeaways (13).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 267.8 (2946) 31
Rush yards 149.3 (1642) 78
Points scored 38.2 (420) 12
Pass yards against 195.3 (2148) 20
Rush yards against 99.8 (1098) 9
Points allowed 20.1 (221) 22

Key players for Houston

  • Clayton Tune leads Houston with 2,712 passing yards (246.5 ypg) on 223-of-325 passing with 22 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season.
  • Alton McCaskill’s team-high 790 rushing yards (71.8 per game) have come on 153 carries, with 15 touchdowns this year.
  • Nathaniel Dell’s 965 receiving yards (87.7 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s collected 65 receptions and nine touchdowns.
BestOdds rating 9.3
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UConn stats and betting info

Betting trends for UConn

  • UConn is 5-5-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Huskies have a 2-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 32.5 points or more this year.
  • The teams have hit the over in five of UConn’s 10 games with a set total .
  • There have been three UConn games that have finished with a combined score over 57.5 points this season.
  • Huskies games have an over/under of 53.8 points this season, 3.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.
  • The Huskies collect 27.5 fewer yards per game (267.6) than the Cougars give up per matchup (295.1).
  • When UConn piles up over 295.1 yards, the team is 1-3.
  • The Huskies have 21 giveaways this season, while the Cougars have 21 takeaways .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 164.5 (1810) 115
Rush yards 103.1 (1134) 120
Points scored 15.5 (170) 127
Pass yards against 250.5 (2756) 97
Rush yards against 199.5 (2194) 113
Points allowed 37.9 (417) 123

Key players for UConn

  • Steven Krajewski leads UConn with 1,138 passing yards (103.5 ypg) on 113-of-212 passing with six touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions this season. He also adds 120 rushing yards (10.9 ypg) on 53 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
  • The team’s top rusher, Nathan Carter, has carried the ball 122 times for 565 yards (51.4 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
  • Keelan Marion’s 434 receiving yards (39.5 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 24 receptions and five touchdowns.

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