Free Week 9 Prediction: Minutemen vs Huskies Odds
Looking for Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Connecticut Huskies free picks? Week 9 betting sees the Minutemen taking on the Huskies Saturday October 27th at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Massachusetts Connecticut free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(2-6) Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Connecticut Huskies (1-6)
Date: Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
NCAA Football Spread: UMASS -4
NCAA Betting Total: 74
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Saturday, October 27th brings us afternoon college football as the Minutemen travel to East Hartford, Connecticut to take on the home town Huskies in a matchup of two of the weaker teams in the NCAA.
UMASS is coming off an 11 point loss at Coastal Carolina last week, while UCONN hung in there until the very end in a loss to #21 South Florida down in Tampa.
For an FBS Independent school, this team is really bad, seeing which teams this school has scheduled this season. And with only two wins, against Duquesne and Charlotte, you can see this team has its work cut out for them on the recruiting side of things.
The Minutemen held a 13-3 halftime lead last week against Coastal Carolina, and things were looking up for this UMASS football team. That was until the second half started. The Chanticleers rolled out a three QB scheme and tallied 21 unanswered second half points to stun the UMASS faithful.
The Minutemen have been putting up some pretty good numbers offensively this season, only scoring under 20 points twice, but their biggest offensive output was all the way back in week 1 when they scored 63 on Duquesne. The defense is the week point of this team, giving up an average of 42.3 points a game. That’s just not going to win you too many football games.
The Huskies played their hearts out last game against South Florida, but, just like how the rest of their season has gone, one mistake killed their momentum. Hergy Mayala got flagged for being offside on the Huskies late onside kick, which ultimately negated UCONN’s recovery of the football, and ended their chances for any late game heroics.
That was UCONN’s best defensive effort all year though. For the first time this season the Huskies held their opponent to under 40 points. That sounds as bad as it looks. The Huskies are giving up an average of 51.4 points per game. Even in their one win on the year they gave up 49 points. It’s no wonder this team is 1-6 heading into this game.
If UCONN wants to win this game, they will have to let their free wheeling QB, who rushed for 197 yards in the loss last week, take control. His knee injury appears to be fully healed, and he could be the one to get this team back to the win column.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- UMASS leads all time head to head 36-34-2.
- UMASS is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
- UCONN is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 home games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
This game won’t be for the weak of heart. It will be sloppy, ugly all of the other terms that may or may not be suitable to write in this article.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UMASS -4. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
Neither of these teams likes to play defense, so this could be a very high scoring game. Choose the O/U wisely.
To be safe, take UMASS to win the game and cover the spread. UCONN played tough last week, but I think the Minutemen hold the upper hand defensively in this one.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Massachusetts 41 – Connecticut 35
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