Massachusetts Minutemen at Florida Gators - 9/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Massachusetts Minutemen (3-9) at Florida Gators (10-4)
College Football: Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
The Line: Florida Gators -36 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Massachusetts Minutemen open the season with a trip to The Swamp to face the Florida Gators.
The Massachusetts Minutemen begin life as an Independent an uncertain future and certainly an uncertain 2016 with very few players returning. The Minuteman need a big boost in scoring and JUCO transfer Andrew Ford will have the spotlight on him under center as he must get the passing game in gear. UMass looks to Andy Isabella, Jalen Williams and Darrian Josey in the passing attack while Sekai Lindsay and Marquis Young will carry the load in the rushing game. The thing about the Minutemen is that no matter who the starters are, their could be change until the team finds their best combination.
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If you have followed the Florida Gators the past several years then you are aware that finding the endzone on a regular basis is not something that has been easy to do. The Gators will go with Luke Del Rio under center and he will be throwing to Antonio Callaway who caught 35 passes a year ago and will team with Ahmad Fulwood and Brandon Powell to form the nucleus of the receiving corps. Florida will go with Jordan Scarlett in the backfield but this unit has a lot to prove and we won’t know anything until this unit takes the field. Of course the Gators can survive on their stingy defense but eventually consistent scoring will be needed.
The Minutemen are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass. And the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games in September while the under is 4-1 in the Minutemen’s last 5 games overall. The Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 5-0 in Gators last 5 games on grass. The Gators should be able to score and shutdown UMass…