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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Underdogs vs at Massachusetts

Ball State Cardinals

vs

Massachusetts Minutemen
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Gillette Stadium

The Minutemen of Massachusetts may be just 2-7 SU on the season, but they're also a profitable 7-2 ATS. UMass goes looking for more cash when it hosts 3-6 Ball State for a MAC inter-divisional battle Wednesday night in Amherst.

The Minutemen started this season by losing their first six games, but four of those losses came by a total of 12 points. UMass has also covered the spread its last five games in a row. The Cardinals, meanwhile, won their season opener, then lost five in a row, but have won and covered two of their last three games.

Ball State Cardinals vs Massachusetts Minutemen Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Massachusetts Minutemen pegged as 0-point in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Ball State Cardinals vs Massachusetts Minutemen Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Minutemen to win this game on Wednesday 28-26. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Ball State Cardinals have seen them go 3-6 and 4-5 ATS so far this season, while the Massachusetts Minutemen are at 2-7 and 7-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 7-2, while the Cardinals are 3-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Massachusetts vs Ball State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 96 (Massachusetts Minutemen) and the No. 62 (Ball State Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

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How Ball State Cardinals vs Massachusetts Minutemen Stats Matchup

The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 30.78 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 72 this week at 27.56 PPG. The Massachusetts aerial game is averaging 331.22 yards per game, more than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 208.89 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 116-rated road run defense, allowing 259.25 yards per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, ranks No. 116 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals suffered a Week 11 loss against Northern Illinois in their last game, falling 35-21 at Scheumann Stadium.

In Massachusetts's last outing, Blake Frohnapfel threw for 438 yards in a losing cause against the Rockets, 42-35 at Glass Bowl.

Ball State Cardinals vs Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Odds Trends

Ball State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Ball State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Massachusetts's last 8 games
Massachusetts is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, November 22nd
Massachusetts at Akron, Tuesday, November 18th

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