Massachusetts Minutemen (1-7) vs. Army Black Knights (2-5)
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Army Black Knights 10/28/23 – As we head into Week 9 of the NCAAF season, the Massachusetts Minutemen, struggling with a 1-7 record, will travel to face the Army Black Knights who are at a slightly better 2-5. The stakes are high for both teams, with each aiming to turn their season around. With such contrasting team dynamics, this match promises to be a spectacle, offering avid fans some expert free game tips.
The Minutemen have been relying heavily on their key players, especially running back Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams who has been impressive with 144 rushing attempts accumulating 692 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. Complementing Adams is wide receiver Anthony Simpson, who boasts 568 receiving yards from 36 receptions, and has managed to find the endzone 3 times this season.
On the other hand, the Army Black Knights showcase their strength with running back Kanye Udoh. He has amassed 288 rushing yards from 53 attempts and has a rushing touchdown to his name. Not to forget wide receiver Isaiah Alston, who despite having only 9 receptions, has accumulated an impressive 266 receiving yards, averaging 29.6 yards per reception.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Army Black Knights 10/28/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Blaik Field at Michie Stadium|
Carlos Davis QB vs. Bryson Daily QB
The Minutemen’s Carlos Davis has had a commendable season thus far, with a completion percentage of 61.4%, totaling 886 passing yards from 101 attempts. He has thrown 6 touchdown passes but has also been intercepted 3 times. Davis’s strength lies in his ability to stay calm under pressure and make decisive throws. However, his vulnerability arises when facing aggressive defensive lines, having been sacked 6 times leading to a loss of 50 yards this season.
On the opposite end, Bryson Daily of the Black Knights, though having fewer completions at 42 from 77 attempts, boasts a higher yards per pass average at 9.2 and has matched Davis with 6 passing touchdowns. While Daily’s passing accuracy of 54.5% may be a concern, his resilience in the pocket is notable. He has faced similar challenges, being sacked 6 times resulting in a loss of 39 yards. Daily’s game thrives on quick decisions and exploiting defensive gaps.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Army Black Knights -450, Total Odds: 45.5
Looking at the betting odds, the Army Black Knights are clear favorites with a spread of -15.5. The total odds are set at 45.5 with the under slightly favored. Given the current performance metrics and standings, the odds seem to lean in favor of the Black Knights.
Massachusetts Betting Trends
The Minutemen’s trends don’t bode well for them. They are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and have lost 7 straight games (0-7 SU). Their away game record is abysmal, with a 1-19 SU in their last 20 road games. Moreover, facing opponents in the Independents (FBS) conference has not been fruitful, standing at 1-7 SU. The team needs a significant tactical shift to break these trends.
Army Black Knights Betting Trends
While the Army Black Knights have their own challenges, they hold a superior edge when compared to the Minutemen. They are 7-0 SU against teams from the Independents (FBS) conference. However, their recent form isn’t great, with a 1-4 SU in their last 5 games. Their ATS record in October stands at a concerning 1-7, indicating that they might underperform based on the spread.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Army Black Knights 10/28/23 Betting Picks
While both teams have their challenges, based on the statistics, performances, and trends, the Army Black Knights seem poised to capitalize on their home advantage and extend their dominance against the Minutemen. However, the Minutemen, backed by Carlos Davis, could pose a challenge.
For those seeking premium daily selections, the Army Black Knights seem the safer pick to win, but considering the large spread, betting on the Minutemen to cover might offer value. The total seems tricky, but given both teams’ recent games, the over 45.5 might be worth considering.
Free Pick and Prediction: Army Black Knights 30, Massachusetts Minutemen 17.