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Fresno State Hosts UConn in Week Zero (Saturday, August 28, 2021) Odds & Picks

Connecticut Huskies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Information

Fresno State has a history of College football betting success.  Bowl games are an expectation for a program that occasionally contends for the Mountain West Conference title.  Second-year head coach Kalen DeBoer didn’t get much of an opportunity in the pandemic plagued 2020 campaign.  This year fans and gamblers will get a better read on what he can do at Fresno State.  Counter to that is UConn head coach Randy Edsall.  In 2020 UConn opted out of the season.  By 2021 they begin life as a college football independent.  Fresno State carries more credibility with the betting public.

Connecticut Huskies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Information

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, California
TV Coverage: CBSSN

Connecticut Huskies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Odds

Connecticut +27½ ( -110 ) 63 ( -110 ) +2750
Fresno State -27½ ( -110 ) 63 ( -110 ) -6000
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Connecticut Huskies at Fresno State Bulldogs CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, UConn may offer better online sportsbook value than what meet’s the eye.  Fresno State brings a price that is largely based on public perception.  Casual gamblers know next to nothing about UConn. Counter to that is some scant familiarity with Fresno State.  The fact that UConn opted out of 2020 adds to their anonymity.

Of course, Fresno State is the better team in this matchup.  That is not the point.  The question is if they are 27-points better than UConn.  UConn enters the 2021 campaign with the lowest possible expectations.  Thus, that is built into the price.  Fresno State is a foregone conclusion for this game.  Oddsmakers are fully aware of this and raised the price to meet public demand.  UConn is a team that nobody wants to step out with.  As a result, the Huskies are getting enhanced value.

UConn Struggles to Build as Independent

Last time UConn posted a betting on college football winning season was in 2010.  That is when head coach Randy Edsall led the Huskies to the Fiesta Bowl.  Edsall cashed in on that success with a big contract offer from Maryland.  But after flaming out with the Terrapins, Edsall limped back to UConn in 2017.

Unfortunately, the program was kicked out of the American Athletic Conference.  Cause by UConn moving its basketball program to the Big East Conference.  Running back Kevin Mensah is a 1000-yard ball carrier.  Defensively the Huskies have eight returning starters.

Fresno State Picked to Content in Mountain West

Second-year head coach Kalen DeBoer has one of the top offenses in the Mountain West Conference.  On defense, the Bulldogs return nine starters.  All of this adds to the Bulldogs bet on NCAAF appeal.  Now before everyone gets too excited, they should keep in mind that the Fresno State defense was not effective in 2020.  However, that is written off with a pandemic pass and the fact that DeBoer is a virtual new head coach.

Namely, Ronnie Rivers ranks as one of the best running backs in the country.  Rivers’ effectiveness will keep defenses honest against quarterback Jake Haener.  In fact, Haener is an All-Mountain West candidate with a deep receiving corps.

UConn Huskies at Fresno State Bulldogs Against the Spread

Overall, UConn is 2-5 against the spread in their most recent seven away games.  UConn is 5-2-1 over the total in away games.  As an underdog, the Huskies are only 6-12 against the spread.  And then UConn is 4-7 under the total when getting points.

As a favorite, Fresno State is only 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 tries.  While the Bulldogs are 6-2 over the total when laying points.  Fresno State is 2-6-1 vs. the line in their most recent nine home games.  The Bulldogs are 4-5 under the total at home.

UConn Huskies at Fresno State Bulldogs CashBet Free Pick  

Fashion that if there was ever a time to take UConn, it is now.  In this situation, the Huskies will be getting an enhanced Betting on NCAAF price.

UConn at Fresno State CashBet Best Bet: 

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