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The UConn Huskies look to even their record on the season when they host the Massachusetts Minutemen on Friday. UConn (4-5) lost four of its first five games in 2022 but have turned things around of late, posting three victories over their last four contests -- including a 13-3 home triumph against Boston College last Saturday. UMass (1-7) is in the midst of a five-game losing streak and has posted only two wins since the start of the 2020 season, but one was a 27-13 victory over the Huskies last year.

Kickoff at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn., is set for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Huskies are 15.5-point favorites in the latest UConn vs. UMass odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 40. Before making any UMass vs. UConn picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on UConn vs. UMass and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Massachusetts vs. UConn: 

  • UConn vs. UMass spread: Huskies -15.5
  • UConn vs. UMass over/under: 40 points 
  • UConn vs. UMass money line: Huskies -700, Minutemen +500 
  • UCONN: The Huskies have covered the spread in five consecutive games 
  • UMASS: The Minutemen are 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 road contests 
  • UConn vs. UMass picks: See picks here
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Why UConn can cover

The Huskies' defense came up huge against the Eagles, allowing only three points for the second time this campaign while recording five sacks and forcing five turnovers -- both of which are season highs. Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Pryce Yates registered 2.5 sacks to increase his season total to three while junior defensive lineman Eric Watts and junior linebacker Jackson Mitchell pulled into a tie for the team lead (4.5) with 1.5 and 1, respectively. UConn had three interceptions in the victory, its most in a game since notching four against Yale last season.

Mitchell made one of the interceptions for the Huskies, who also recovered a pair of fumbles. UConn has a total of 16 forced turnovers this campaign, which ties them for 15th in the nation. Freshman running back Victor Rosa leads the Huskies with four rushing touchdowns and is one of three players on the team with at least 300 yards on the ground, gaining exactly 300 on 85 carries. Nathan Carter tops the club with 405 yards while fellow sophomore Devontae Houston has registered 350.

Why UMass can cover

One of the few bright spots for the Minutemen this season has been their third-down defense. The club ranks 21st in FBS in that category, limiting opponents to 30 conversions on 95 opportunities. Massachusetts was perfect against New Mexico State on Saturday, stopping the Aggies on all 12 of their third-down attempts.

The Minutemen have forced 13 turnovers this season, with eight being interceptions. Jordan Mahoney leads the team with three picks in eight contests, including one in a 20-3 victory against Stony Brook on Sept. 17 that he brought back 94 yards for a touchdown. The sophomore defensive back, who is tied for 18th in the nation in interceptions, also returned a fumble 22 yards for a score on Oct. 8 versus Liberty.

How to make UConn vs. UMass picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over the total, projecting the teams to combine for 43 points. It also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins UConn vs. Massachusetts? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Massachusetts vs. UConn spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up almost $3,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.