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Here's our spread pick for Friday's CFB game

College Football fans should be excited for this Friday night in college football.

Navy will visit UConn in an American Athletic Conference matchup.

Check out my predictions for the game below:

Navy @ UConn (+27), ESPN2, 8:00 PM ET:

Navy and UConn will square off in an American Athletic Conference matchup on Friday night.

The Midshipmen are currently on a four-game winning streak, with their most recent victory coming against Tulane.

Running back Jamale Carothers had 154 rushing yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns and kicker Bijan Nichols connected on a 48-yarder as time expired to help Navy come away with the 41-38 win over the Green Wave.

The key stat of the game belonged to defensive back Diego Fagot, who returned an interception for a touchdown for the first time in 36 games. The last time it occurred? On Nov. 26, 2016, former Navy DB Justin Norton returned an INT for a touchdown against Southern Methodist.

Navy actually gave up a 24-0 lead against Tulane, but the Midshipmen managed to come away victorious and they doubled their win total from a year ago, when they went 3-10 and had their worst season since 2002.

UConn ended its six-game losing streak against Massachusetts.

Huskies running back Kevin Mensah had 19 carries for 154 yards and a career-high five rushing touchdowns to lead Connecticut to a 56-35 victory over UMass.

The last Huskies running back to rush for five scores in a single game was Wilbur Gilliard, who pulled off the feat against James Madison back in 1993.

There is no doubt Navy is a heavy favorite in this matchup – 27 points to be exact.

UConn has struggled as of late. The Huskies have lost 15 straight American Athletic Conference games entering this football game against Navy.

Look, I don’t see it getting any better for UConn in this one, however, I believe the Huskies have a really good chance to cover the spread.

Nearly 77 percent of the public money is currently on Navy to cover the spread, which means the smart bet is to go in the opposite direction and take UConn plus the points.

This season, Navy is averaging 37.9 points per game and UConn has managed to put up 21.6 points per contest.

The difference is a grand total of 16.3 points. So, if both teams meet their average for the year, the Huskies easily cover this matchup. Take UConn plus the points here.

Pick: UConn (+27) @ -110

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By Dan Canova

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