Fresno State vs. UConn Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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It’ll be the Fresno State Bulldogs (1-2) against the UConn Huskies (1-4) in college football play at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Fresno State vs. UConn Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 23.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Fresno State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Fresno State has -6094 odds to pick up the win, while UConn is listed at +1177 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 51 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Fresno State vs. UConn Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Stadium: Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field

Betting Preview

Fresno State

On the offensive side of the ball, Fresno State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by compiling 487.3 yards per game. The defense ranks 100th (410.3 yards allowed per game). Fresno State is putting up 28.0 points per game offensively this season (86th in the FBS), and is giving up 29.0 points per game (88th) on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, Fresno State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by putting up 331.3 per game. The Bulldogs rank 81st on defense (238.0 passing yards allowed per game). Offensively, Fresno State ranks 73rd in the FBS with 156.0 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 102nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (172.3). Fresno State is posting a 41.2% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 60th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 43rd, allowing a 33.3% third-down conversion rate. Fresno State has forced zero total turnovers (100th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (ninth in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 100th-ranked in college football.


UConn has struggled on both offense and defense this season, ranking fifth-worst in total offense (256.4 total yards per game) and 19th-worst in total defense (441.2 total yards allowed per game). This season has been rough for UConn on both offense and defense, as it is averaging only 14.4 points per game (seventh-worst) and ceding 36.4 points per game (15th-worst). In terms of passing, this season has been difficult for UConn on both offense and defense, as it is posting only 91.8 passing yards per contest (fourth-worst) and surrendering 270.0 passing yards per game (25th-worst). From an offensive angle, UConn is accumulating 164.6 rushing yards per contest (65th-ranked). It ranks 101st in the FBS defensively (171.2 rushing yards surrendered per game). UConn’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, surrendering a 52.3% third-down conversion rate, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 72nd with a 52.3% third-down rate. With four forced turnovers (99th in the FBS) and nine turnovers committed (112th in the FBS) this season, UConn ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -5.

Fresno State vs. UConn Betting Analysis

Fresno State Betting Insights

Fresno State is winless against the spread this season (0-3-0). Fresno State has not covered the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 23.5-point favorites. Fresno State games have gone over the total once this season. The Bulldogs have not played as the moneyline favorite yet this season. The Bulldogs have never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -6094 or shorter.

Huskies Betting Insights

UConn is 3-2-0 against the spread this year. In games they have played as 23.5-point or bigger underdogs, UConn owns an ATS record of 2-2. UConn games have gone over the total twice this season. The Huskies have been listed as the underdog three times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Huskies have not won as an underdog of +1177 or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.

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Fresno State vs. UConn Against The Spread & Betting Records

Fresno State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 64.3 60.8 71.5
Implied Total AVG 41.7 41.5 42.0
ATS Record 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.6 50.8 55.5
Implied Total AVG 42.2 36.5 46.0
ATS Record 3-2-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-1 1-1-0 1-1-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch

Fresno State

  • As part of the Bulldogs’ defense, David Perales has delivered five tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in three games.
  • With 12 tackles in three games, Levelle Bailey has been a significant piece of the Bulldogs’ defense in 2022.
  • Evan Williams has helped lead the Bulldogs’ defense with 11 tackles and 1.0 TFL in three games.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 1.0 TFL and six tackles, Raymond Scott has helped lead the Bulldogs’ defense over three games.


  • Jackson Mitchell has compiled 33 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in five games for the Huskies.
  • The Huskies’ Brandon Bouyer-Randle has recorded 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL, 22 tackles, and two interceptions in five games.
  • Eric Watts has 2.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 11 tackles in five games.
  • On defense, Durante Jones has piled up 23 tackles in five games.

Fresno State vs. UConn Predictions and Pick

Fresno State vs. UConn betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Huskies (+23.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51)

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Our pick to win this matchup is Fresno State, and we predict that UConn will cover the spread (Fresno State -23.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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