2022 NCAA Football UConn Huskies vs Utah State Aggies Betting Analysis for Week 1

2022 NCAA Football UConn Huskies vs Utah State Aggies Betting Analysis for Week 1

In 2020, Utah State showed that the program was on the rise. Last year, the Aggies proved that Utah State was here to stay. The Aggies went a fantastic 11-3. Heading into their first game this season, pressure is on for Utah State to build upon their 2021 success. Will the Aggies cover a massive spread versus week 1 rival Connecticut? Or will the Huskies do enough to cover the spread? Check out analysis, NCAA Football Odds, and a free pick for Utah State versus UConn.

Week 1 Betting Odds: UConn at Utah State | 2022 College Football Betting Analysis

UConn Huskies at Utah State Aggies

Why bet on UConn versus Utah State?

Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora Jr. took the HC job at Connecticut. The first thing Mora did was convince former Penn State quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson to transfer to UConn. Roberson has some skills. Also, the last time he played he faced Iowa’s excellent defense. The Aggies allowed 392 yards per game last season. So Roberson should move the ball.  

UConn Huskies Offensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 265.2
  • Passing Yards: 163.8
  • Rushing Yards: 101.3
  • Points Scored: 15.6
  • Turnovers: 5

UConn Huskies Defensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 453.3
  • Passing Yards: 256.6
  • Rushing Yards: 196.7
  • Points Scored: 38.5
  • Takeaways: 10

Why bet on Utah State versus UConn?

One of the reasons Utah State went 11-3 last season is because quarterback Logan Bonner threw for 3,628 yards and 36 touchdowns. Bonner should have no trouble destroying a UConn defense that allowed on average over 453 yards and over 38 points per game. 

Utah State Aggies Offensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 453.6
  • Passing Yards: 305.8
  • Rushing Yards: 147.8
  • Points Scored: 33.2
  • Turnovers: 6

Utah State Aggies Defensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 391.5
  • Passing Yards: 228.4
  • Rushing Yards: 163.1
  • Points Scored: 25.3
  • Takeaways: 11

Relevant Trends for UConn Huskies at Utah State Aggies

  • Huskies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in August
  • UConn is 16-36-2 ATS in their last 54 road games
  • Over is 3-0-1 in the Huskies last 4 games
  • Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Utah State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games
  • Under is 4-1 in the Aggies’ last 5 non-conference games 

Utah State Aggies versus UConn Huskies Final Betting Prediction

Utah State upset San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference Championship. Then in their bowl game, the Aggies beat a Pac-12 team, Oregon State. 

Last season’s Utah State squad is similar to this season’s. But the UConn Huskies should be much better in 2022 than they were in 2021.

Mora Jr. knows what he’s doing. The Huskies head coach has won at every stop. He hasn’t developed championship winning teams, but he knows how to create strategies to give his players the best chances of success.

Saturday should be no different. Utah State will blow out UConn and win this around 18 to 24 points. But although the Aggies look great and dominate, they won’t cover the massive spread. UConn gets the nod. 

NCAAF Week 1 Pick: UConn +27.5

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