Massachusetts Minutemen (1-7) vs. UCONN Huskies (4-5)
November 4, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: UCONN Huskies -15.5 / Massachusetts Minutemen +15.5; Over/Under: 40.5
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The UConn Huskies and Umass Minutemen do battle Saturday in a week 10 college football game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. The Umass Minutemen look to snap a 5-game losing streak. The UConn Huskies look to get back to a .500 record.
The Umass Minutemen haven’t won a home game since October 2018. Gino Campiotti is completing 44.6 percent of his passes for 257 yards, 1 touchdown and 6 interceptions. George Johnson III and Cameron Sullivan-Brown have combined for 383 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Isaac Ross has 6 receptions. The Umass Minutemen ground game is averaging 166.3 yards per contest, and Campiotti leads the way with 380 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Umass is allowing 30.9 points and 379.9 yards per game. Jalen Mackie leads the Umass Minutemen with 56 tackles, Marcus Cushnie has 3.5 sacks and Jordan Mahoney has 4 interceptions.
The UConn Huskies have won 3 of their last 4 home games. Zion Turner is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 963 yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Aaron Turner and Kevens Clercius have combined for 552 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Justin Joly has 13 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 178 yards per contest, and Nathan Carter leads the way with 405 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, UConn is allowing 26.2 points and 388.1 yards per game. Jackson Mitchell leads the UConn Huskies with 100 tackles, Eric Watts has 4.5 sacks and Tre Wortham has 3 interceptions.
The Minutemen are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Minutemen last 6 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 games overall.
It’s weird seeing the UCONN Huskies in the big favorite role, and there’s a bit of a letdown spot here after their win last week over Boston College. However, the Massachusetts Minutemen make a case as the worst team in the country, as they don’t get stops defensively and the offense is 130th in total offense and 131st in scoring offense. I’m not excited to lay this number with UConn, but backing UMass simply isn’t an option. It’s UConn or pass for me.