Free Week 1 Prediction: Minutemen vs Chanticleers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) UMAss Minutemen vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. The UMAss Minutemen come to town to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history. These are two teams who are expected to really struggle this season.
The UMass Minutemen had a rough season last year finishing with a 2-10 record. They didn’t play a very difficult schedule so only coming out with two wins was a big disappointment for a team that was supposed to take a bit of a step forward last year.
Coming into this season though, they at least have some things to build around in their second year as a FBS level team.
The brightest spot for this team is at the tight end position. Adam Breneman could have been a mid round draft pick this year probably if he would declared, but he decided to come back for his senior year.
Last year he caught 70 catches 808 yards and eight touchdowns. I would expect for him to have another big year, and improve his draft stock even more.
For this team to improve this year they need to play better on defense. Last year this team gave up 35.5 points per game and they brought in Ed Pinkham to help lead the team.
Now this defense is probably still going to struggle, but if it can do a better job of keeping the team in games that would be a big boost to their success.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
This game is the biggest game so far in the history for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. This is the first year as an FBS level team after moving up from the FCS level last year.
Last year the Chanticleers finished with a 10-2 record and have been a fixture in the FCS playoffs, but they are moving up a level and with better talent there is bound to be some growing pains early on.
They are also going to have to deal with the struggles of a young team this year. Only six starters from last years team are back, and they are going to have to replace some guys who were stars for this team last year.
To have some success this year, they need to get some stability at the quarterback position. Last year they used seven quarterbacks and that won’t fly with the step up in competition.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Minutemen are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
- Minutemen are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Minutemen are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
Both of these teams are really going to be fighting for every win this year. and this is a huge game for both teams.
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I think the Minutemen have a little advantage because they have a full year playing against FBS talent and that will help them this game.
It will be a close game but they will edge it out.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: UMASS 21 – Coastal Carolina 17
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