At 12:00 ET, the Huskies and Minutemen clash at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium for a week 13 NCAAF matchup. Catch the action on ESPN+, with the game set for Saturday, November 25th. This week’s FBS Independents clash features the Huskies as 2.5 point road favorites. Can they secure a win on the road and cover the spread?
UCONN HUSKIES VS UMASS MINUTEMEN BETTING PICK
The Pick: UConn Huskies -2.5
This game will be played at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE UCONN HUSKIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 27-24 in favor of UConn.
- Not only will UConn pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 50.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 51 points.
Are UConn Ready for a Road Win?
This season, the UConn Huskies are currently 2-9. So far this season, they have played five road games and six at home.
UConn’s average scoring differential for the season is -12.9 leading to an ATS mark of 5-6. The Huskies have been favored three times and the underdog in eight games
The average point total in UConn’s 11 games is currently 48.9 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 5-6 for the Huskies.
The Huskies’ offense is set to face UMass while averaging 127.5 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 98th for rushing yards and 100th for passing yards, with an average of 191.8 yards per matchup. Overall, UConn is putting up 18 points per game, which is 98th nationally.
This season, the Huskies’ defense has allowed 158 rushing yards per contest, placing them 115th. Opponents are averaging 261.5 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 102.3 when facing UConn. They currently hold the 26th spot in NCAA points allowed.
No Pressure for UMass as Home Dogs
The UMass Minutemen take on the UConn with a 3-8 record, including 2-4 on the road and 1-3 at home.
So far, UMass has been favored two times and the underdog in eight games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-5 and an average scoring differential of -14.8.
The average point total in UMass’ 11 games is currently 62.1 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 7-3 for the Minutemen.
UMass’ rushing attack is ranked 68th in college football with 363 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 149.9 rushing yards per game, placing them 79th nationally. On average, they are attempting 28.9 passes per game leading to 212.6 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 73rd position, averaging 23.6 points per game.
The Minutemen defense heads into this week’s matchup with 16 sacks and sitting 1st in QB hurries. So far, they’ve allowed 38.5 points per game (156th). In the pass defense department, they’re 65th nationally, giving up 209.1 passing yards per game. Additionally, when it comes to defending the run, UMass’ defense is allowing 220.8 rushing yards per contest.