Free Week 12 Prediction: Minutemen vs Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(1-9) Umass Minutemen vs. Northwestern Wildcats (1-8)
Date: Saturday, November 16th 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Wildcats -40.5
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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The Umass Minutemen have been awful this year and really should have no wins on their record as their solitary win came against the Akron Zips who managed to fumble the game away to the Minutemen. This Umass team now gets by far their toughest game on their schedule and all they can do is try and limit the damage come Saturday.
Northwestern have also been very disappointing this season, but they have had a brutally tough schedule this year so some of those losses were expected, but not many imagined 1-8 at this point in the season. Their last loss was especially bad as it was against the Purdue Boilermakers who are not that great of a team, and it came on a late field goal.
Umass has not been able to get anything going this season, but that was especially true in their last game against the Army Black Knights who held them to 125 yards of total offense. Their defense did not show up and allowed nearly 500 yards rushing and with a final score of 63-7 it is a game even Umass will want to forget.
This defense has given up over 50 points in 6 of their 10 games so although this looks like a big number at first glance, it may not be given just how poor this Umass defense is.
Northwestern out gained Purdue by 90 yards in that one, but really ended up shooting themselves in the foot as they gave away almost all of those yards in penalties. The Wildcats will not need to be all that disciplined to win this game, but I am sure the coaching staff will be looking for a much cleaner game here against bad opposition.
I would not expect the passing attack to need to do much here as they should be leading comfortably for most of this game and will likely begin to lean heavily on the run towards the end of the first half.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Minutemen are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Minutemen are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
- Minutemen are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Wildcats are 25-5-1 ATS in their last 31 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Wildcats are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
Again, this seems like a massive number but it really isn’t given how big of a mismatch this is and the money has already come in on this Wildcats side as the spread has moved 2.5 points in favor of them.
I am also not convinced that Umass will score here as they were shutout 44-0 by FIU earlier this year and Northwestern has a better defense than FIU.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wildcats ATS -40.5
Lay the big number here this Saturday and cash in on this strong home favorite.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Umass Minutemen 3 – Northwestern Wildcats 55
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