UConn vs. Michigan 2022 College Football Week 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

Number 4-ranked Michigan hopes to keep the good times going on Saturday when the Wolverines host the UConn Huskies a close to -48 spread line chalk. The Wolverines have won 2 straight, but last week Michigan faced a massive spread versus Hawaii and didn’t cover. Will the Wolverines cover versus UConn? Or will the Huskies keep the loss under 47 points?

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UConn vs. Michigan Game Information

  • When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 560 The Joe WQAM (UConn) // KBEY 103.9 FM (Michigan)
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • College Footall Odds: UConn (+47.5) // Michigan (-47.5)

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Why Bet on the UConn Huskies?

The Huskies don’t field a spectacular offense. But the offense does rush the ball well. UConn averages 205.3 rushing yards per game.

Connecticut scores 20.5 points per game on average. Jim Mora Jr. knows his quarterback doesn’t have the best arm. So instead of trying to force the pass, the veteran coach has been calling plays that keeps the offense out of trouble.

The Huskies defense allows 27.3 points per game. To be fair, Syracuse scored 48 against UConn and Utah State dropped 31. The Huskies held FCS squad Central Connecticut State to 3 points. UConn’s D plays hard. Although the stats aren’t great, UConn does have a takeaway this season.

Why Bet on the Michigan Wolverines?

Michigan often plays 2 quarterbacks. Both are effective signal callers. Last season’s full time starter Cade McNamara and this year’s co-starer J.J. McCarthy can both light it up when they must. Neither has had to throw much this season because Michigan’s rushing attack has dominated. The Wolverines average 251 rushing yards per game.

Michigan’s dominance on the ground is the reason the team averages over 53 points per. Wolverines running back Blake Corum has rushed for 164 yards and scored 2 TDs in a couple of games. Corum is averaging 7.5 yards per carry.

So far in 2022, Michigan’s defense is playing as well as it did in 2021 even though Aidan Hutchinson plays for the Detroit Lions. Hutchinson, who finished second in Heisman voting last season, dominated opponents.

So far, the Wolverines have found a way to prevent a significant drop off from Hutchinson’s production from last season. Michigan is allowing 8.5 points per game. Opponents aren’t having success throwing or passing versus the Wolverines.

UConn vs. Michigan Betting Trends

  • Huskies are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games following an ATS loss.
  • UConn is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 non-conference games.
  • Under is 7-0 in UConn’s last 7 versus a Big Ten team.
  • Wolverines are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 games on field turf.
  • Michigan is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 games.
  • Under is 7-1 in Michigan’s last 8 games at home.

UConn vs. Michigan Expert Betting Predictions

Jim Mora Jr. is a great coach. The former Atlanta Falcons and UCLA Bruins HC has created strategies allowing UConn to compete well enough to cover the spread.

If we throw out the loss to Syracuse in the Huskies last, UConn covered in a loss to Utah State and then covered the spread in the win against Central Connecticut State. No doubt, UConn will lose this game. But Jim Harbaugh believes in the coaches’ code.

Harbaugh won’t needlessly run up the score and if Mora’s squad can grab a TD towards the end of the game for the backdoor cover, for sure Jim is going to allow it.

UConn won’t come close to keeping this competitive. But the Huskies should be in line for a late fourth quarter score that sends the points difference below the spread.

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