UConn vs. Florida International Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The UConn Huskies (2-4) will battle the Florida International Panthers (2-2) at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, Florida.

UConn vs. Florida International Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing UConn as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, UConn has -221 odds to pick up the win, while Florida International is listed at +176 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 47 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UConn vs. Florida International Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Stadium: Riccardo Silva Stadium

Betting Preview


UConn ranks seventh-worst in total offense (265.8 yards per game), but has been slightly better on defense, ranking 89th with 398.8 yards allowed per contest. It’s been a tough stretch for UConn, which ranks eighth-worst in scoring offense (15.2 points per game) and 24th-worst in scoring defense (32.7 points per game allowed) in 2022. UConn ranks fourth-worst in passing offense (98.2 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 97th with 251.2 passing yards allowed per game. UConn is totaling 167.7 rushing yards per game on offense this year (57th in the FBS), and is giving up 147.7 rushing yards per game (76th) on the defensive side of the ball. UConn has the 63rd-ranked third-down offense this season (40.4% third-down percentage), but has been worse on defense, ranking 11th-worst with a 47.2% third-down percentage allowed. With seven forced turnovers (62nd in the FBS) against 11 turnovers committed (110th in the FBS), UConn’s -4-4 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

Florida International

Florida International has plenty of room to improve, as it ranks 12th-worst in total yards per game (301.0) and ninth-worst in total yards surrendered per game (457.8). This season has been hard for Florida International on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up just 17.8 points per contest (13th-worst) and ceding 39.5 points per game (sixth-worst). Florida International has been struggling against the pass, ranking seventh-worst with 298.0 passing yards given up per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, compiling 216.8 passing yards per contest (89th-ranked). Florida International ranks seventh-worst in rushing yards per game (84.3), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 91st in the FBS with 159.8 rushing yards allowed per contest. Florida International has lots of room to get better on third down, as it ranks sixth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (26.7%) and are ninth-worst in third-down rate allowed (47.3%). At +1, Florida International owns the 51st-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with five forced turnovers (98th in the FBS) and four turnovers committed (15th in the FBS).

UConn vs. Florida International Betting Analysis

UConn Betting Insights

UConn has registered a 4-2-0 record against the spread this season. UConn has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites. This season, UConn games have hit the over twice. The Huskies have been the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Huskies have played as a moneyline favorite of -221 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Panthers Betting Insights

Florida International has put together a record of 1-3-0 against the spread this season. Florida International has an ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs. This year, Florida International games have hit the over twice. The Panthers have been underdogs in three games this season and won one (33.3%) of those contests. The Panthers have entered three games this season as the underdog by +176 or more and are 0-1 in those contests.

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UConn vs. Florida International Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.2 50.8 55.5
Implied Total AVG 41.3 36.7 46.0
ATS Record 4-2-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-3-1 1-2-0 1-1-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-3 1-1 0-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.0 58.0 60.7
Implied Total AVG 39.0 35.0 40.3
ATS Record 1-3-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 0-0 1-2

Players to Watch


  • As part of the Huskies’ defense, Jackson Mitchell has registered 40 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games.
  • Brandon Bouyer-Randle has helped carry the Huskies’ defense with 1.0 sack to go along with 3.0 TFL, 28 tackles, and two interceptions in six games.
  • As part of the Huskies’ defense, Ian Swenson has posted one interception to go along with 27 tackles and one pass defended in six games.
  • A big piece of the Huskies’ defensive unit, Malik Dixon has 29 tackles in six games.


  • As a key defensive contributor, the Panthers’ Demetrius Hill has delivered 11 tackles in four games.
  • Shaun Peterson Jr. has been doing his part on defense, compiling one sack for the Panthers.
  • Gaethan Bernadel has been providing a big boost on defense, delivering 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and four tackles for the Panthers.
  • Donovan Manuel has recorded four tackles and 0.5 sacks In four games for the Panthers.

UConn vs. Florida International Predictions and Pick

UConn vs. Florida International betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Huskies (-5.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (47)

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Our prediction to win this matchup is UConn, and we expect that UConn will cover the spread (UConn -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47 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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