Army Black Knights vs. Massachusetts - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Army Black Knights vs. Massachusetts
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM (Michie Stadium)
ARMY -35.5 O/U 60.5
Army started out well this year at 3-1 and nearly knocking off then No. 7 Michigan. The wheels have come off a bit since then, losing the last five games, but the last three were by a touchdown or less. That could change this week when the Black Knights host UMass who is 1-8. UMass has been near the bottom of ESPN's bottom 10 all season. The MInutemen's only win was against Bottom 10 cellar-dweller Akron.
UMass has given up 56 or more points in each of the last three games, and more than 65 twice. The Minutemen are giving up an average of 52 points per game while averaging 25.
Army is averaging 24.7 points and giving up 22.6 per game. The Black Knights have the 12th best rushing attack nationally, averaging 248 yards per game. Army is averaging 90 yards passing.
Army has been using two quarterbacks. Last week Jabari Laws completed nine of 11 passes for 213 yards. Kelvin Hopkins has 452 yards passing and 381 yards rushing. Connor Slomka has 466 yards rushing, and Sandon McCloy has 391. Slomka and McCoy each have five rushing touchdowns. Army has 24 rushing touchdowns and six passing touchdowns this year.
Andrew Brito has taken over quarterback for UMass, having passed for 688 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions. The team has 12 passing touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Bilal Ally has 634 yards rushing and six touchdowns. Ally is averaging 5.5 yards per carry, but the team is averaging 3.7 yards per run. UMass is giving up an average of 268 yards per game rushing.
The Black Knights had a decent game against Air Force. The downside is the effort seemed to be a little bit to little too late in the game. The good news is the Black Knight are heading into this game against a very weak UMass defense and that allows the Black Knights an eay win, but the Black Knights fall short of covering. Final Score Prediction, Army Black Knight win, but do not cover 35-17.