Minutemen vs RedHawks Game Preview
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds
The RedHawks will do battle with the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
Supporters of the Minutemen have seen them go 0-3 and 0-3 ATS so far this season, while the RedHawks are at 1-2 and 0-3 ATS. In totals betting, the RedHawks are 1-1, while the Minutemen are 2-1.
Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Minutemen listed as 24-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the RedHawks rated this week at No. 89 and the Minutemen sitting at No. 123. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 8--15 result in favor of the RedHawks this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami (Ohio)'s No. 111-ranked offense (17.3 PPG) against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 124 at 48.3 PPG. The RedHawks passing attack has averaged 239 yards per game, less than the Minutemen give up through the air (263.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Minutemen feature the league's No. 75-rated road run defense, allowing 220.5 yards per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.
Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 63-13 result against Michigan on September 15. Massachusetts failed to cover in that game as a 45.5-point underdog, while the 76 combined points took the game OVER the total. Massachusetts didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Wolverines as Michigan blasted them 63-13 in Week 3 action.
In their last action, Miami (Ohio) was a 39-12 loser on the road against Boise State. They failed to cover the 21.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Miami (Ohio) didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Broncos as Boise State blasted them 39-12 in Week 3 action.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in September are 0-10
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-3
When playing within the conference are 8-1
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Minutemen at RedHawks trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Massachusetts home to Ohio, Saturday, September 29
Miami (Ohio) at Akron, Saturday, September 29