NCAAF Odds and Score Prediction for Massachusetts at Tennessee

NCAAF Odds and Score Prediction for Massachusetts at Tennessee

Written by on September 19, 2017

One thing that a team can do is try to take something positive from a tough loss, which is what the Tennessee Volunteers are going to need to do coming into their home game versus the Massachusetts Minutemen this coming weekend. The NCAAF odds for Week 4 favors the Volunteers by a big margin.

A game against Massachusetts may well be the perfect tonic for Tennessee, as the Minutemen have really not been very good this season, and are in fact coming into this game still looking for their first win of the season. The Volunteers are 27-point favorites, and the O/U for this one is set at 60 ½ points.

NCAAF Odds and Score Prediction for Massachusetts at Tennessee

When: Saturday, September 23 at 12 PM EST Where: Neyland Stadium, Tennessee TV: CBS Radio: WEEI 105.5 FM (Massachusetts) / WNML 99.1 FM (Tennessee) NCAAF Odds: Tennessee -27

Why bet on the Massachusetts Minutemen?

Massachusetts are in a rut that they don’t really show any sign of being able to pull out of, as their win-less streak, which stretches back to last season, is now at 7 games. The Minutemen have been listed as the favorite in 2 of their 4 games this season, coming up short in both. This is a team that is struggling to put points up on the board, for the most part, and that is why they are unable to get over the hump and crack this losing streak. Massachusetts have not yet been blown out in their 4 losses this season, with their average margin of defeat being just 10 points. The Minutemen have been a little better on the road when it comes to covering, as they are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. In those road games, it is the OVER that is the predominant outcome, with 5 of their last 6 games away from home crossing the point total. The bad news here is that if this one is going to go over, it is likely going to mean that Tennessee win in a blowout.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 22.7
  • Total Yards: 411
  • Rush Yards: 88.5
  • Passing Yards: 322.5
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 30.5
  • Total Yards: 414.5
  • Rush Yards: 187.2
  • Passing Yards: 227
The Tennessee Volunteers are huge favorites against the Minutemen of Massachusetts.

Why bet on the Tennessee Volunteers?

The natives are getting restless in Tennessee, although it more than just this season’s results that are causing fans to be unhappy. The Vols under-performed last season, and the sense now is that coach Butch Jones is very much on the hot seat after the last second loss to the Florida Gators last week, which took Tennessee to 1-2 on the season. Things could have been very different for this team if they had pulled out the win last week, which they came very close to doing, as that would have kept them within reach of the Georgia Bulldogs at the top the SEC East. This is a game that the Volunteers should not have a problem winning, especially given that they are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, but the question now is whether they can cover that big spread, and whether the total will go OVER. Given that the Vols are averaging about 35 PPG this season, it might be a tougher task than we all think.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 34.6
  • Total Yards: 401.9
  • Rush Yards: 163.6
  • Passing Yards: 238.3
Defense: Average Score Against: 24.67 Total Yards: 416.6 Rush Yards: 275 Passing Yards: 141.6

Latest NCAAF Betting Trends

-Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games -Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games -The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts’s last 7 games -Tennessee is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games -Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Expert NCAAF Odds Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is almost definitely going to be a win for Tennessee, but I am not entirely convinced that they can cover that 27-point spread. I am also not so sure that the OVER is the way to go with this one, as Massachusetts are not a team that are particularly talented on the offensive side of the football. Score prediction: Massachusetts Minutemen 17 Tennessee Volunteers 40

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