Authored by NCAA Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 College Football game on Tuesday Night November 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST on the ESPN Network.
The (3-7) Massachusetts Minutemen of the Mid-American Conference East division make the trip from the Bay State to Northeast Ohio to take on the (4-6) Akron Zips also of the Mid-American Conference East division in 2014 NCAA Football action. The game will be played at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field, formerly known as the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. If you want to talk about the Massachusetts Minutemen and Akron Zips, you have to mention how Umass is in second place in the division with a 3-7 record, but the Minutemen are 3-3 in division play. Akron is 2-4 in the East, but a couple more win, and they are bowl eligible. The Opening Betting Line has the Akron Zips as a seven-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the total is not yet posted for Tuesday Night’s Football game.
The 2014 Massachusetts Minutemen beat Ball State last Wednesday night on ESPN 24-10 and have won three of four straight up, but the Minutemen have covered their last six Against The Number. UMass is averaging almost six yards per play on offense and u until last week were a scoring machine. Umass is also 5-0 Against The Spread after an ATS win. The Massachusetts Minutemen have been good to bettors going 8-2 Against The Spread, going over the total six times, staying under three and have a push their last ten 2014 Winning NCAA Football Expert Point Spread Picks this season. The Umass program is still in its infancy in Division 1, and the Mid American Conference is a good place for the program to be. UMass won’t receive a bowl invitation this season, but there is plenty to build on for the future.
The 2014 Akron Zips haven’t done much since their early September signature win at Pittsburgh, expectations soared after the win over an ACC opponent. It was also the last time the Zips covered the spread; they have dropped their last six Against The Spread. Akron is 2-9 Against The Spread this season, going over the total three time and staying under seven. Defense has been the cry in Northeast Ohio this season as far as the Akron Zips go, only Marshall and Buffalo last week has scored over 40 points on the Zips this season. The key to an Akron win is to play sound on the defensive side of the Football.
Free Pick: Akron-7.