UMass vs Maine prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 13
UMass vs Maine How To Watch
Date: Saturday, November 13
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Warren McGuirk Alumni, Amherst, MA
How To Watch: NESN
Record: UMass (1-8), Maine (4-5)
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UMass vs Maine Game Preview
Why Maine Will Win
UMass is trying to get through the season.
Head coach Walt Bell was let go a few weeks ago, the team has one win – it came over a depleted UConn team – and it’s struggling in too many areas.
The Huskies just lost to Rhode Island 35-22. Maine beat the Rams a few weeks ago 45-24.
The Maine offensive line is decent at keeping defenses out of the backfield, the offense has picked it up over the second half of the season, and the team should be able to win the battle up front on both sides. But …
Why UMass Will Win
Maine doesn’t do much to get into the backfield.
There’s no pass rush to worry about, the secondary is sketchy, and the offense doesn’t go on long, drawn out marches.
For all of the problems UMass has, it’s not bad at slowing things down and controlling the clock. The passing game wasn’t all that bad in the loss to Rhode Island, Ellis Merriweather ran for 118 yards and a score, and the offense should be able to move a bit against the porous Maine D that allows close to 400 yards per game.
What’s Going To Happen
UMass just can’t seem to catch the right breaks at the right times.
The offense going put enough points on the board in the second half against Rhode Island, and now it’s getting a Maine team that’s a wee bit of the opposite. It’s not playing great, but it’s finding ways to get wins helped by the defense holding up just enough.
UMass vs Maine Prediction, Lines
Maine 26, UMass 24
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING
Must See Rating: 1.5
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