UMass vs Army NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Andrew Brito and the UMass Minutemen are headed to Michie Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Army Black Knights. Army opens this game as 36.5-point favorites. The Minutemen are 1-8-0 ATS and 7-2-0 when betting on the total. The Black Knights are 3-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 3-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the UMass Minutemen took on the Liberty Flames and lost 63-21. Running the show from under center for the Minutemen was Andrew Brito who went 16/27 with 134 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Cam Roberson led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 40 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 73 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per run. Sadiq Palmer was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 55 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 13.8 yards per reception during the game. The Minutemen ran the ball a total of 37 times and earned a total of 106 yards giving them an average of 2.9 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 64 plays which gave them a total of 240 yards. For the contest, the Minutemen racked up 10 1st downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 64 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the defensive side of the ball, UMass allowed 23 completions on 32 tries totaling 488 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.9%. In the running game, the Minutemen allowed 242 yards on 45 runs which means they had an average of 5.4 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 730 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Minutemen come into this matchup with a record of 1-8 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 22.2 points per contest, ranking them 109th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 137.8 yards on the ground per game which is 4th among Independent teams. For total yardage, they rank 4th among D-1 Independent teams and 111th in the country with 2,790 yards. The Minutemen have one of the worst defenses in college football, giving up 52 points per contest which has them at 6th among Independent teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Minutemen have conceded 2,713 yards. Opponents are completing 68.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 10.0 yards per attempt. When talking about yards on the ground, UMass is giving up 268.9 yards per contest ranking them 6th among D-1 Independent teams and 131st in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6.4 yards per carry putting them 6th among Independent teams and 131st in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 2,420 yards rushing through 9 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Army Black Knights played the Air Force Falcons and took the defeat by a score of 17-13. Leading the way at QB for the Black Knights was Jabari Laws who went 9/11 with 214 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Sandon McCoy led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 38 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 67 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he was running for 8.4 yards per carry. Camden Harrison was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 103 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 34.3 yards per catch for that contest. The Black Knights ran the ball 38 times and earned 129 yards earning them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 52 plays which added up to 343 yards. For the game, the Black Knights totaled 14 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 47 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Army gave up 2 completions on 8 attempts for a total of 16 yards, and a completion percentage of 25.0%. Against the run, the Black Knights gave up 328 yards on 55 carries which means they had an average of 6.0 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 344 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
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The Black Knights step onto the field holding a record of 3-6. Army has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 248.6 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 12th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,237 yards rushing through 9 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Black Knights average 339.3 yards per game overall putting them 110th in the nation and 4th among FBS Independent teams. The Black Knights are conceding 22.6 points per game ranking them 2nd among FBS Independent teams and 38th in D-1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 203 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 170.1 yards per contest which puts them at 79th in the country and 2nd among D-1 Independent teams. This season, they have conceded a total of 1,531 rushing yards and 17.1 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite units in the nation. They are allowing 181.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Black Knights are currently ranked 3rd among D-1 Independent teams.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Minutemen +36.5 and under the total points
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