UMass at Connecticut College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Rentschler Field to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has UMass as 6 point favorites. The Minutemen have an ATS record of 2-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-2-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 1-5-1 against the spread.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 2-6-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-5-1 against the spread
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
10/21/18 QB Andrew Ford Leg injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
10/21/18 DL Charly Timite Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
10/21/18 RB Marquis Young Head is questionable Saturday vs Connecticut
10/17/18 CB Brian Roberts Jr Transferred is out for season
10/17/18 WR Jessie Britt Transferred is out for season
10/17/18 WR Patrick Volcy Transferred is out for season
09/11/18 CB Xavier Steele Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/21/18 DB Jeremy Lucien Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
10/21/18 DL Kevin Murphy Knee is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
10/16/18 LB Eli Thomas Medical is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RB Khyon Gillespie ACL is out for season
08/15/18 RB Donevin O'Reilly ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UMass Minutemen are 26th in Division 1 in points scored with 267. They have run 530 plays this season for 3,357 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Minutemen average 6.3 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 175 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 988 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the country. They've run 243 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 49 times for 419 yards so far this season, which has them 51st in the nation in penalties. Andrew Ford has thrown for 1,340 yards this season. He has completed 112 passes on 174 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.4. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
UMass is 126th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 338. They have surrendered a total of 3,983 yards on D, which is 126th in Division 1. The Minutemen are ranked 123rd in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opposing offenses have completed 131 passes on 199 attempts against the UMass Minutemen defense this season, placing them 58th and 27th in the country. The UMass pass defense has also given up a total of 1,791 yards through the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 381 attempts for 2,192 yards this year, putting them in 126th place in D-1 against the run. The Minutemen have committed 37 penalties for 322 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UMass is ranked 111th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 52 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 65th in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 847 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 22 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,256. The UMass Minutemen have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 106th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. UMass Minutemen kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,310 yards on 33 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 1,296 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in the nation. They've run 274 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 32 times for 279 yards so far this year, which has them 113th in the country in penalties. They are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 152. They have run 491 plays this year for 2,687 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 5.5 yards per play, which is 79th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. David Pindell has completed 116 throws while attempting 193 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%. He has passed for 1,244 yards this year. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 123.4.
The Connecticut Huskies rush defense has given up 285 attempts for 2,280 yards this season, putting them in 128th place in the country against the run. They have had 57 penalties for 573 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in Division 1. Connecticut is 128th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 360. They have given up a total of 4,560 yards on D, which is 129th in the nation. The Huskies are 129th in yards per play allowed with 9.2. Opponent offenses have completed 156 throws on 209 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, ranking them 111th and 43rd in the country. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,280 yards in the air, which is 126th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Connecticut Huskies have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 127th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Connecticut kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,774 yards on 40 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NCAA in punting average. Connecticut is 129th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 14 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 111th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 482 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 19 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,184.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Minutemen -6
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