UMass Minutemen vs Liberty Flames Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Liberty Flames
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Williams Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UMass (+37.5)
Malik Willis and the Liberty Flames (8-1) play the UMass Minutemen (0-3) at Williams Stadium on Friday, November 27, 2020. The spread on this game has Liberty as 37.5-point favorites. The total opens at 57.
In their last contest, the UMass Minutemen went up against the Florida Atlantic Owls and went home in defeat by a score of 24-2. Ellis Merriweather led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 48 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per tote. Jermaine Johnson Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 42 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 5.3 yards per reception for that game. Will Koch went 12/22 with 67 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He tossed 1 pick for the game.
The Minutemen have racked up 523 total yards this year. As a team they average 71.3 yards via the ground game which ranks them 125th in college football. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, UMass has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and 0 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning getting in the endzone, the UMass Minutemen are sitting at 4.0 points per contest. Concerning passing yards, the Minutemen are allowing 584 yds which has them sitting in 23rd in the country. During the season, they have allowed 433.0 yards per contest putting them at 97th in D-1. The Minutemen are ranked 130th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 38.7 points per contest. They are giving up 5.6 yards per tote and 238.3 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 3 games, they have yielded 194.7 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 60.4%. Overall, they have given up 715 rushing yards through 3 contests.
For his career, Koch has thrown for a total of 166 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 21 times totaling 62 rushing yards. His QB rating is 98.1 with a touchdown rate of 2.5% and an interception rate of 2.5%. He is throwing for 55.3 yards per game. Will Koch has completed 24 of his career 40 throws for a completion percentage of 60.0%.
In their last contest, the Liberty Flames took the field against the NC State Wolfpack and took the loss by a score of 15-14. Joshua Mack led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 49 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he was running for 4.1 yards per tote. Noah Frith led the team in receiving yardage by earning 73 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 18.3 yards per catch in this contest. Malik Willis went 13/32 with 172 yards by way of passing and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 3 interceptions for the game.
During this campaign so far, the Flames have a total of 2,063 passing yards as well as holding an average of 229.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 73rd in Division 1. The Liberty Flames have an average of 467.3 yards per outing which ranks them 22nd in college football. They maintain an average of 238.1 yards via the ground game and have run for 2,143 yards for the year. In relation to how much they score, the Flames are ranking 22nd in D-1 averaging 37.6 points per game. Liberty has surrendered a total of 1,229 yards via the ground game (136.6 yards per outing) in addition to 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. The Flames are relinquishing 21.3 PPG, which puts them 34th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 192 points in total. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 172.9 yards per outing, which has them in 19th in Division 1.
In the 20 games in his career, Malik Willis has been successful on 146 of his 226 attempts for 1,886 yards. He averages 94.3 yds per game through the air with a 157.4 QB rating. Willis has thrown 18 TD's while tossing 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has run for 1,053 yards on 141 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 8.0% and his interception rate is 1.8%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Flames -37.5 and over 57 total points
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