The Pittsburgh Panthers are favored in Thursday NCAA betting as they visit the Connecticut Huskies in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
Both teams were off last week so they are well rested for this Thursday night contest.Pittsburgh leads the conference but it is a down year for the Big East. The Panthers will likely get the most action from gamblers in college football betting but remember that Connecticut is unbeaten at home this season.
Bye Week Blues
You might think that a bye is a good thing for a college football team as they get healthy and get extra rest. It has not been a good thing for Pittsburgh. The Panthers are 3-8 in games coming off a bye week under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It could be that coaching is a big reason that Pittsburgh struggles off the bye.
Huskies a Mystery Team
If you look at the stats for Connecticut you will wonder how they have not won more games. They are decent on offense and their defense is 38th in the country in fewest points allowed. The Huskies are great at home but they are rotten on the road. That explains their 4-4 record. Do you want to take a shot with Connecticut in this game simply because they are at home?
Thursday NCAA Betting Trends
The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The Panthers are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games on grass. Remember what we said about the bye week? The Panthers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week. The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Huskies are 25-9 ATS in their last 34 home games. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams. Since this is a TV game there will be more action on the total. The Panthers are a team that goes under while the Huskies go over. The Under is 4-0 in the Panthers last 4 games in November. The Over is 13-3 in the Huskies last 16 home games. The Over is 7-2 in the Huskies last 9 conference games. The Over is 11-5 in the Huskies last 16 games overall.