Game Preview - Minutemen underdogs vs Wildcats at Kansas State
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
Snyder Family Stadium will feature Wildcats vs. Minutemen on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 3 action.
The Wildcats sport records of 1-1 and 1-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Minutemen sit at 0-2 and 0-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-1 for the Wildcats and 0-2 for the Minutemen.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 37 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 99-rated Wildcats and the No. 124-rated Minutemen in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 34--2 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 50-ranked offense (34.5 PPG) against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 96 at 34.5 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 292.5 yards per game, more than the Minutemen give up through the air (236 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Minutemen feature the league's No. 74-rated road run defense, allowing 393 yards per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 98 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 24-14 loser as they battled Maine at home. Massachusetts failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 38 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Minutemen were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-14 score against Maine.
Kansas State was a 48-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas State won its last game, 48-27 over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, behind a 111-yard receiving performance from Tyler Lockett at Snyder Family Stadium.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in September are 0-10
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 0-10
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Minutemen at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Kansas State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas State's last 8 games at home
Kansas State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Massachusetts home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, September 21
Kansas State at Texas, Saturday, September 21