Free Week 3 Prediction: Minutemen vs. 49ers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(0-2) UMass Minutemen vs. Charlotte 49ers (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 15th 2019
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: 49ers -20
NCAA Betting Total: 66.5
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UMass is a heavy underdog in this spot. They have not looked good and could be looking at a winless season after losing their FCS game last week.
Charlotte lost to UMass last year so this is a revenge spot and the line shows they are the better team by far.
The 49ers are not usually such heavy favorites and sometimes that makes it tricky.
UMass lost to Southern Illinois last week. They were home favorites so it was a surprise but hardly a shock. This is not a good team.
Through a couple of games the relative strength of the team has been the rushing attack. 150+ yards per game is decent.
Senior QB Randall West is getting his shot and it is not going great. I don’t want to be harsh on the kid because he might not be very talented. Either way he is not getting the job done.
UMass opened at Rutgers and got bounced easily. Charlotte might not even be as good as that team and the line is bigger.
I am not holding much hope for the Minutemen in this one. Just skip past there are more interesting and valuable teams to look at.
Charlotte has been averaging 45 points per game but they are just 1-1. The lone win was against FCS Gardner Webb and the loss to Appalachian State.
Since scoring has not been a problem I am not expecting it to become one against UMass. The rushing game featuring Bennie LeMay has been especially productive.
Chris Reynolds is small for the QB position but the sophomore has been effective, especially against Appalachian State where he had 4 TD passes. He can run too.
This definitely looks like a place where Charlotte can get a cheapy. With their offense humming they should be able to overwhelm UMass.
The defense has been scored upon but they can win the arms war if it comes to that.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- MASS are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 20-8 in MASS last 28 non-conference games.
- Over is 15-6 in MASS last 21 games overall.
- CHAR are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- CHAR are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games on turf.
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The line is a big one but with Charlotte scoring the way they have been it seems very doable.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Charlotte -20.5
I normally don’t like to give away that many points, especially with a team that is far from truly elite but UMass is just so weak.
If things go bad quickly we could be looking at feeling really good about this one before the end of the first half.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 49 – UMass 17
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