Connecticut Huskies vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Minutemen (+3)
The Connecticut Huskies (2-9) are en route to Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023 where they will take on the UMass Minutemen (3-8). UMass opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The total comes in at 50.
The Connecticut Huskies head into this game 2-9 for this year. In their last matchup, the Huskies took the field against the Sacred Heart Pioneers and took home the win by a score of 31-3. Ta'Quan Roberson connected on 22/35 with 201 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 148.8 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Camryn Edwards led the offense in rushing for the Huskies with 12 carries for 90 yds (7.5 yards per attempt). Overall, they tallied 70 plays which gave them a total of 407 yards. The Connecticut Huskies ended up running the ball 35 times and had 206 yards, earning them an average of 5.9 yds per carry. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 54 yds on 29 attempts, which is an average of 1.9 yds per run surrendered. Connecticut conceded 17 pass completions on 26 attempts for 146 yds, and a completion percentage of 65.4%.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Connecticut Huskies hold an average of 18.0 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 127.2 yards via the ground game ranking them 100th in the nation. The Huskies have racked up 3,509 yards in total this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Connecticut has earned 12 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. Connecticut has earned 193 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 65 infractions for 567 yards. They have surrendered the football 17 times.
The Huskies are ranked 106th in college football regarding team defense, allowing 30.9 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.3 yards per run and 155.7 rushing yards per game on the campaign. For the year, they have given up 1,713 rushing yards through 11 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Huskies are allowing 2,877 yds which ranks them 120th in Division 1. They are allowing 261.5 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 68.4%. During the season, they have surrendered 417.2 yards per game ranking them 111th in the nation. They have allowed 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 20 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Minutemen come into this matchup with a record of 3-8 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Minutemen took a loss by a final score of 49-25 when they played the Liberty Flames. Taisun Phommachanh (1 TD) finished the game with 239 yds on 22/38 through the air while his QB rating was 108.9. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 6.3. Kay'ron Adams ran the ball 17 times for 92 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.4 yards per attempt for UMass. UMass ran for 4.7 yds per carry, finishing the game with 98 yards on 21 carries. The Minutemen finished the game with 391 yards while running 62 plays (6.3 yards per play). The Minutemen passing defense allowed a completion rate of 50.0%, relinquishing 225 yards on 11 out of 22 passing. UMass gave up 51 run attempts for 324 yards (6.4 yards per rush).
The UMass Minutemen are averaging 362.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 86th in the country. The UMass offense has accrued 811 yds of penalties on 94 violations, ranking them 4th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. They average 149.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,647 yards for the season. They have tossed 10 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they have earned 197 1st downs. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Minutemen rank 93rd in D-1 by tallying 23.6 PPG. For the season thus far, the Minutemen have earned 2,339 yards through the air along with an average of 212.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 85th in college football.
UMass has conceded a total of 2,410 yards via the ground game (219.1 yards per game) and 28 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 24 touchdowns through the air and 209.1 yards per game, which has them in 40th in college football. Their defense has tallied 7 fumbles recovered and 8 picks on the campaign. The Minutemen defense has been on the field for 680 plays, which has them sitting 18th in Division 1. The Minutemen are conceding 38.5 points per game, ranking them 133rd in the nation. Overall, they have relinquished 424 pts.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Minutemen +3
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