Minutemen home to Falcons in NCAAF betting action
Bowling Green Falcons vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Falcons on Saturday when they take on the Minutemen at Gillette Stadium in Week 8 action.
Supporters of the Falcons have seen them go 4-3 and 4-3 ATS so far this season, while the Minutemen are at 0-6 and 2-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 4-2, while the Falcons are 0-6.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Minutemen pegged as 16-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 123 (Minutemen) and the No. 57 (Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 28--5 result in favor of the Falcons is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Massachusetts's No. 122-ranked offense (13.8 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 29 at 19.1 PPG. The Minutemen passing attack has averaged 185 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (217.9 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Falcons own the league's No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 171 yards per game when on the road. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 110 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Bowling Green won its last outing, a 37-12 result against Miami (Ohio) on October 13. Bowling Green covered in that game as a 8-point favorite, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami (Ohio) was unable to contain Anthon Samuel in its last action Saturday and the result was a 37-12 Week 7 loss against the Falcons.
Massachusetts was a 52-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (66) made winners of OVER bettors. Massachusetts didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Broncos as Western Michigan blasted them 52-14 in Week 6 action.
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in October are 2-3
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Falcons at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Bowling Green is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Massachusetts is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Bowling Green home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 27
Massachusetts at Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 27