UCONN at UMASS Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Massachusetts Minutemen (3-8) vs Connecticut Huskies (2-9)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium)

Betting Odds: Massachusetts Minutemen +2.5 -- Over/Under: 50 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Connecticut Huskies will head up to Amherst to meet the Massachusetts Minutemen this weekend in a battle of Independents from McGuirk Alumni Stadium. UConn and UMass faced off in every season from 1932-1999, before renewing their series in 2018. The Minutemen hold a slim head-to-head lead of 38-36-2, but each of the last six meetings have been traded. Make sure to read our UConn vs UMass Prediction.

Connecticut Huskies Preview

UConn moved to 2-9 after defeating Sacred Heart at home, 31-3. The Huskies capitalized on the matchup as rare favorites, and they’ll look to win consecutive games for the first time in a long time this weekend. The Connecticut offense is scoring 18.0 ppg, while passing for 191.8 ypg, rushing for 127.2 ypg, and converting 36.1% of their third downs.

UConn Player Notes

Ta’Quan Roberson starts behind center for UConn, and after passing for 201 yards and four scores, he’s thrown for 1,901 yards with 12 touchdowns to six interceptions thru ten games. 

• Norwich native Cam Edwards gained 90 yards in the win over Sacred Heart, and he’s up to 516 yards on 104 carries for the season. 

• Sophomore tight end Justin Joly found the endzone against SHU, and he leads UConn with 542 receiving yards on 50 catches.  

• The UConn defense has allowed 30.9 points per game.

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Massachusetts Minutemen Preview

UMass fell to 3-8 after losing to Liberty in Lynchburg, 49-25. The Minutemen salvaged the scoreboard at the end of the game to steal a backdoor cover, and they’ll look to close the season with a victory here. The UMass offense is scoring 23.6 ppg, while passing for 212.6 ypg, rushing for 149.7 ypg, and converting 37.3% of their third downs.

UMass Player Notes

Taisun Phommachanh starts for UMass, and after going for 239 yards and a score in the loss to Liberty, he’s passed for 1,277 yards with five touchdowns to five interceptions thru eight starts. 

• Junior back Kay’ron Lynch-Adams has scored in six of the previous eight and he leads UMass in rushing yards (1106).

• Arizona transfer Anthony Simpson leads the team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (685).

• The UMass defense has allowed 38.4 points per game.


Connecticut vs Massachusetts Trends

UCONN is 5-6 against the spread, with a 5-6 O/U record. 

UMASS is 5-6 ATS, with a 8-3 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

The buy-games are over for both schools, and this is the one weekend circled on each program’s calendar, as the playing field is now leveled. The slight advantage UMass holds in offensive balance, and homefield itself give them a small vouch here in what should be a contested game. Let’s take the profitable shot with Massachusetts here at home, and give the Over a look as the hosts hold a noticeably positive trend with it.

Corey’s Pick UMass to Win

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