The Huskies are 3-2 while the Scarlet Knights are 2-2. Connecticut looks like a quality team that could end up in a bowl game while Rutgers is a mess. How can you lose against the college football betting line at home against Tulane?
Rutgers is at home and they will get a look from gamblers simply because they have the reputation as a quality team. The reality though is that Rutgers is a weak team in the Big East. Connecticut should probably be laying double digits to this rotten Rutgers team but the line at Sbg global is just 5.5.
Rutgers Quarterbacks – One of the main reasons that Rutgers is struggling this season is the play of their quarterbacks. Tom Savage has been rotten this season and now he is injured. He might not even play on Friday. That would mean true freshman Chas Dodd would get the start. That might not be bad news if you are a Rutgers fan. Savage sure isn’t the answer.
Connecticut - The Huskies are 3-2 this season but their two losses don’t look that bad. They lost to Michigan and to Temple and both of those teams seem to be pretty good, especially the Wolverines. The Huskies will be a factor in the Big East and they should win this game against a Rutgers team that is on the verge of falling apart.
Friday Numbers – Connecticut has some strong numbers to take into consideration. They are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Huskies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. They are a strong team laying points as they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings at Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are normally a strong underdog as they are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Scarlet Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. If you are looking at the total, the last six Connecticut conference games have gone over in NCAA online betting and 8 of the last 11 Rutgers games in the Big East have gone over.