UMass vs. Georgia Total Prediction
The Georgia Bulldogs will take a break from their grueling SEC schedule to play the Massachusetts Minutemen at 4:00 p.m. ET this Saturday. Will the two teams combine for enough points to push the score over the betting total?
341 Massachusetts at 342 Georgia
4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are 41-point favorites to beat the Minutemen. The total, meanwhile, sits at 55 points. As of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Minutemen.
UMass senior WR Andy Isabella caught ten passes for 85 yards in Saturday's 35-16 loss to BYU. BYU wasn't going to let Isabella (5'10/190) beat them after the slot receiver posted 303 yards and two touchdowns just last week. Isabella was still able to post a PPR-friendly 10 receptions, but the 85 yards will go down as a "down game" with the way Isabella has been playing this season. Pro Football Focus has graded Isabella as the No. 1 wide receiver of 2018, and they note he has picked up more first downs than any other receiver. NFL eyes will be all over Isabella next week with his toughest test of the season, Georgia, on deck.
Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm (leg) was able to start in Saturday's 27-10 win against Auburn, completing 13-of-20 passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Fromm hasn't been putting up huge numbers, but he also hasn't been making many mistakes, either. He has managed 19 passing touchdowns with just five interceptions through his 10 starts this season. It also helps to have a strong run game to take the pressure off. Next up is a non-conference cupcake game against Massachusetts before the rivalry game against Georgia Tech on Thanksgiving weekend.
The over is 6-0 in the Minutemen’s last six games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 6-1 in the Bulldogs’ last seven non-conference games and 20-6-1 in their last 27 home games.
The over is 6-1 in the Minutemen’s last seven games coming off a double-digit lossa t home, is 7-2 in their last nine games played in November and is 13-5 in their last 18 games overall. The over is also 5-2 in the Bulldogs’ last seven games coming off an ATS win. The Dawgs might take a collective breath and suffer a letdown on Saturday but UMass’ defense is horrendous so even if UGA sleepwalks through four quarters this weekend, the Bulldogs should still score plenty.
College Football Prediction: Massachusetts/Georgia over 65