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BYU vs. Massachusetts - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Massachusetts Minutemen (3-7) at BYU Cougars (3-8)

College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm (LaVell Edwards Stadium)

The Line: BYU Cougars -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Brigham Young Cougars host the Massachusetts Minutemen in Saturday afternoon college football.

The Massachusetts Minutemen go on the road to take the field with the Brigham Young Cougars in week 12. Massachusetts has won three of four after downing the FCS Maine Black Bears 44-31 as a 16 point home favorite. Maine was limited to 380 yards with a pair of interceptions including a pick six but did record a 98 yard kick return. The Minutemen totaled 455 yards with the majority of the offense coming through the air. 

BYU vs. Massachusetts - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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UMass quarterback Andrew Ford connected on 21-39 for 355 yards and four touchdowns with top target Andy Isabella recording eight receptions for 152 yards and three touchdowns including a 69 yarder. Marquis Young was productive on the ground for UMass with 123 yards on 19 totes with a 33 yard scoring scamper.

The Brigham Young Cougars face the Massachusetts Minutemen Saturday afternoon. Brigham Young has been out of the running for a Bowl but have been playing well with victories in three of four after knocking off the UNLV Rebels 31-21 on the road. The Rebels held a slight 447-425 yardage advantage but the Cougars played mistake free football and intercepted a pair of passes.

BYU quarterback Joe Critchlow connected on 14-22 for 160 yards and a touchdown to Aleva Hifo. Brigham Young dominated the line of scrimmage with Squally Canada romping for 213 yards on 25 touches with a short scoring run while Austin Kafentzis added 53 yards and a touchdown on ten attempts. 

Over is 5-0 in UMass last 5 games overall and over is 6-0 in UMass last 6 games in November and over is 3-0-1 in UMass last 4 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in BYU last 4 games following a straight up win and BYU are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November and BYU are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.  

Brigham Young has been a surprisingly poor season but are playing their best football of the season. The Minutemen are as well but I believe the Cougars defense and run game make the difference…

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