The second game of college football’s Week 0 will feature the Fresno State Bulldogs as heavy favorites against a UConn Huskies team that was among the few programs that opted out of the season in 2020.
UConn did not take the field last season during the COVID-19 impacted college football season, and this is a program that has seen a steep decline in recent years as they now operate as an FBS independent. Randy Edsall has his work cut out for him as he heads into his fourth full season as the head coach.
Fresno State has a ton of returning production from last season where the Bulldogs finished with a 3-3 record. They should have expectations to be a bowl team as second-year head coach Kalen DeBoer had a much more normal offseason than he did in Year 1 with his new program.
Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Fresno State -27.5 (61% handle, 36% bets)
Total: 62.5 (52% of handle, 17% of bets)
Moneyline: UConn +1800, Fresno State -4500 (26% of handle, 75% of bets)
Opening Spread: Fresno State -25.5
Opening Total: 62.5
WR Matt Drayton is out for the season with a knee injury.
No injuries have been reported for Fresno State heading into Saturday’s game.
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