The Connecticut Huskies will try to wrap up an impressive regular season with a victory when they face the Army Black Knights on Saturday afternoon. UConn clinched its bowl eligibility with a 36-33 upset win over Liberty last week, extending its winning streak to three games. Army is hoping to bounce back from a two-game losing skid following a 10-9 setback at Troy.
Kickoff is set for noon ET on CBS Sports Network. Army is currently listed as a 10.5-point favorite in the latest Army vs. UConn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 43.5. Before entering any UConn vs. Army picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Army vs. Connecticut spread: Army -10.5
- Army vs. Connecticut over/under: 43.5 points
- Army vs. Connecticut money line: Army -400, UConn +310
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Why Army can cover
Army is going to be motivated for this game, as it has to win its final three games to earn bowl eligibility this season. The Black Knights are coming off a loss at Troy, but their defense put together a fantastic performance, holding the Trojans to just 10 points. They easily covered the 8.5-point spread in the one-point loss, as senior quarterback Tyhier Tyler threw for 80 yards and rushed for 100 more.
The Black Knights have been without quarterback Cade Ballard since early October due to a hand injury, and he is questionable to play on Saturday. Tyler leads the team with 429 rushing yards and is one of 10 players on the roster who is averaging at least 4.0 yards per carry. Army is 17-3 in its last 20 home games, while UConn is 1-11 in its last 12 road games.
Why UConn can cover
Army is amid one of its worst campaigns in recent years, losing four of its last six games. The Black Knights are facing a UConn team that is on fire right now, having won five of their last six contests, earning bowl eligibility for the first time since 2015. They have sprung multiple upsets along the way, including a 36-33 win against Liberty as 13.5-point underdogs last week, so they are comfortable playing in this role.
Senior running back Robert Burns rushed 11 times for a career-high 104 yards and a touchdown, while freshman running back Victor Rosa added to his impressive season with 62 yards and two scores. The Huskies are comfortable playing slow-paced, run-heavy contests, which makes them a tough matchup for Army. They have covered the spread in seven consecutive games, so the betting market has not adjusted to how well they are playing.
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