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Falcons vs Minutemen Preview

Massachusetts MinutemenBowling Green Falcons
0-4October 05, 2013, 03:30 | Doyt Perry Stadium4-1


Doyt Perry Stadium features a battle between the host Bowling Green Falcons and the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen in betting action Saturday.

The Falcons sport records of 4-1 and 4-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Minutemen sit at 0-4 and 2-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-4 for the Falcons and 0-4 for the Minutemen.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Falcons here saw them open at 5Dimes as -23-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 123-rated Minutemen taking on the No. 36-rated Falcons in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 34--3 win for the Falcons on Saturday.

Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 24-7 result against Vanderbilt on September 21. Massachusetts covered in that game as a 29.5-point underdog, while the 31 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Akron was unable to contain Travis Greene in its last action Saturday and the result was a 31-14 Week 5 loss against the Falcons.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 55-ranked offense (32.8 PPG) against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 95 at 32.5 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 280 yards per game, more than the Minutemen give up through the air (209.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Minutemen feature the league's No. 81-rated road run defense, allowing 202 yards per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

A few Minutemen at Falcons trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
Massachusetts is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Bowling Green is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games
Bowling Green is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 12th
Bowling Green at Mississippi State, Saturday, October 12th