Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Charlotte 49ers College Football Betting Pick

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The Charlotte 49ers (+11) are making a trip north to face the Massachusetts Minutemen at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Fans can catch the action live on ELEV and kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Charlotte 49ers

Charlotte is a big road underdog in this matchup and is currently getting 11 points. The 49ers are also receiving +315 moneyline odds while the Minutemen are -425. This tilt should provide several decent in-game betting opportunities, and oddsmakers have placed the over/under (O/U) at 60.5 points.

The 49ers have gained 1.0 unit so far and are 2-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has recorded an O/U mark of 2-0.

The Minutemen have lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-3 ATS and the over’s hit in three of their games.

The 49ers are 2-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Minutemen are 1-3 SU.

The 49ers just notched a 28-25 victory over Old Dominion last week where Chris Reynolds completed 23 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Benny LeMay (93 yards on 25 rushes) and Aaron McAllister (60 yards on 13 carries, one TD) led the running attack while Workpeh Kofa (nine receptions, 54 yards) and Victor Tucker (seven catches, 79 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.

A week ago, FIU got the win against this Massachusetts team by a score of 63-24. As a group, the team collectively completed 15-of-32 passes for 224 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Michael Curtis went eight-for-15 for 158 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while Ross Comis was five-of-12 for 60 yards. Marquis Young (83 yards on 13 rush attempts) and Jordan Fredericks (74 yards on seven carries) mounted the running game as Andy Isabella (four receptions, 43 yards, one TD) and Jessie Britt (three catches, 47 yards) led the receiving corps in the loss.

Charlotte’s run the ball on 63.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Massachusetts has an overall rush percentage of 50.4 percent. The 49ers have produced 162.3 rush yards per game and have three touchdowns on the ground this year. The Minutemen are averaging 163.5 rushing yards per game and have nine total rush TDs.

The Niners offense has logged 192.3 yards/game through the air overall and has three passing scores so far. The Minutemen have put up 245.0 pass yards per game and have six total pass TDs.

Defensively, Charlotte has allowed opponents to run for an average of 84.3 yards and pass for 268.7 yards per game. The Massachusetts defense has allowed 202.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 266.3 yards per game on the ground. The Niners are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 7.69 to opposing QBs, while the Minutemen have given up a staggering 9.10 ANY/A.

Offensively, Reynolds is up to 469 passing yards on the year, and has connected on 36-of-54 attempts with three passing scores and has yet to throw an interception. He has an 8.50 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 4.62 over the last two games.

Andrew Ford has managed to complete 27-of-45 passes for 296 yards, two TDs and two INTs for Massachusetts. His ANY/A sits at a less-than-stellar 4.27 for the season and 3.64 across his past two games.

Charlotte 49ers vs. Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Pick

SU Winner: Charlotte, ATS Winner: Charlotte, O/U: Over

Team Betting Notes

  • Massachusetts has lost four fumbles this season while Charlotte has lost three.
  • Charlotte has sacked opposing QBs six times this year. Massachusetts has yet to record a sack.
  • As a team, Charlotte has averaged 3.0 yards per carry over its last two games.
  • Massachusetts has averaged 5.2 yards per carry over its last two.