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UConn vs. Utah State odds, line: 2022 college football picks, Week 0 predictions from model on 43-31 run

UConn and Utah State square off in a Week 0 matchup on Saturday afternoon. The Utah State fans will come out in heavy numbers to support their Aggies. They had a 3-3 home record at Maverick Stadium in 2021. UConn is looking to start its season right after going 1-11 last year. The Huskies, who hired former UCLA and NFL head coach Jim Mora this offseason, are 16-36-2 ATS in their last 54 road games. Meanwhile, the Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.

Kickoff from the Maverick Stadium in Logan, Utah, is set for 4 p.m. ET. The Aggies are 24-point favorites in the latest UConn vs. Utah State odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set at 59.5. Before locking in any Utah State vs. UConn picks or college football predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also finished the 2021-22 college football season on a 43-31 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Connecticut vs. Utah State 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 Utah State vs. Connecticut: 

  • UConn vs. Utah State spread: Aggies -24
  • UConn vs. Utah State over/under: 59.5 points
  • UConn vs. Utah State money line: Aggies -2400, Huskies +1150
  • CONN: Over is 3-0-1 in Huskies’ last four games overall
  • USU: Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall 
  • UConn vs. Utah State picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why Utah State can cover

The Aggies had one of the most prolific offenses in the Mountain West during the 2021 season. They ranked second in total offense (445.6), third in passing yards (303.4) and third in scoring (32.6). This group scored 40-plus in five matchups in 2021 and hopes to find similar success. Grad student quarterback Logan Bonner returns after a stellar senior campaign.

Bonner is a dynamic playmaker who tossed 36 passing touchdowns along with 3.628 passing yards. Senior receiver Justin McGriff is ready to take another step in this offense and embrace a bigger role. McGriff reeled in 35 passes for 414 yards and six scores. Grad transfer Brian Cobbs has been playing well throughout camp and should have a starting role at receiver. Cobbs and McGriff look to build in-game rapport with Bonner.

Why UConn can cover

Sophomore running back Nathan Carter hopes to build on last year’s campaign. Carter was a mainstay in UConn’s backfield, leading the squad with 125 carries for 578 yards and two scores. He had two matchups with more than 100 yards rushing. The New York native has good vision and contact balance.

Sophomore receiver Keelan Marion was the No. 1 passing option in this offense in 2021. Marion is a smooth route runner who can snag contested catches. The Georgia native started all 12 games for the Huskies, grabbing a team-best 474 yards on 28 catches. He also reeled in five touchdown passes. Marion owns the speed to stretch the field and averaged a team-high 16.9 yards per reception last season. 

How to make UConn vs. Utah State picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 70 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 80% of the time of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Connecticut vs. Utah State? And which side of the spread hits almost 80% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up almost $3,600 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.

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