College football gambling expectations have not been met thus far by Connecticut as they have stumbled out of the NCAA football gambling gate with a 1-2 start.
UConn will try and jumpstart their season on Saturday as they host Buffalo. Kickoff is at noon Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with the Huskies as an 18-point favorite.
Last week UConn was embarrassed at Temple in a 30-16 loss as 4.5-point road favorites. Connecticut led 16-14 midway through the final quarter before their running back Jordan Todman was stripped of the ball by Temple’s Adrian Robinson, who went 24 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
Todman’s error wasted an otherwise phenomenal performance in which he ran for 192 yards on 26 carries. UConn actually outgained the Owls in the game. The UConn passing attack continues to not measure up and has been a reason for their lack of success with the college football odds.
The Huskies rank 96th in the nation for passing as their offensive load has been carried by the ground attack that ranks 21st in the country. Quarterback Zach Frazier has completed just 52% of his passes for 6-yards per attempt with just 2 touchdowns.
Todman has been great as he has 448 yards and 7.3 yards per carry average with 5 touchdowns.
Buffalo is 1-2 both straight up and with the college football lines. The Bulls are coming off a 24-10 loss to Central Florida as 7.5-point home dogs and have gone under the total in their last 2 games.
Buffalo has shown a somewhat improved defense that ranks in the middle of the country but their offense is a poor 111th in the nation for scoring. Quarterback Jerry Davis has struggled with a 48% completion rate and a 5/4 TD/INT ratio. This week marks the first of 3consecutive road games for Buffalo.
UConn has covered the spread in 5 consecutive college football gambling matchups with Buffalo. Last year the Huskies beat Buffalo 38-20 as 7-point home favorites. Buffalo has gotten the money in just 2 out of their last 6 road games while UConn has paid out in 4 out of their last 6 home games.
The Huskies have gone over the total in 4 consecutive home games.