Free College Football Picks ATS - Mississippi St. vs Massachusetts

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:45 PM UTC

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016 8:45 PM UTC

Our analyst went 5-3-1 ATS with his college football week 3 predictions. Join us in reading his betting preview on this Saturday’s game between Mississippi State and UMass, and it concludes with a college football pick.

<p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/mississippi-state-bulldogs-vs-massachusetts-minutemen-3028825/" title="Live Odds For This Game">Mississippi St. vs. UMass</a></strong></span><br />Massachusetts gets an opportunity to host its second “Power 5 Conference” team this season when Mississippi State (SEC) comes calling. The Minutemen lost an earlier home game to Boston College (ACC) by a score of 26-7 and failed to cover as a 15.5-point underdog. The opening kickoff on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts is slated for 3:30 PM ET.</p><p>At the time of this writing, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/merged/" title="Live College Football Odds">college football week 4 spreads and totals</a> at Heritage lists Mississippi State as a 21.5-point road favorite, and there’s a total of 45.0. By the way, Heritage has an A+ grade according to my reliable <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/sportsbook-ratings/" title="Online SPorts Betting Sites Rankings">online sports betting sites rating guide</a>. Additionally, Heritage is currently offering a generous <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/bonuses/" title="Top Ranked Sportsbook bonuses">50% signup cash bonus</a>.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>UMass Off Rare Win</strong></span><br />Massachusetts is coming off last Saturday’s confidence-boosting 21-13 home win over Florida International. Despite that victory, the Minutemen are still an abysmal 9-41 (.180) since 2012, and that comprises of an awful 5-20 at home.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Anemic Offense</strong></span><br />Saying the UMass offense has struggled so far in 2016 would be an enormous understatement. They’re averaging a paltry 11.7 points and 256.3 total yards per game. What’s a really alarming statistic pertaining to the feeble UMass offense is their pathetic rushing numbers. The Minutemen are averaging a measly 46.3 yards rushing per game and are doing so at a trifling clip of 1.3 yards per attempt.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Bulldogs off Tough Loss</strong></span><br />Mississippi State put up a valiant effort in last Saturday’s narrow 23-20 loss at LSU. The Bulldogs were able to battle back from a pair of 20 point deficits during that contest in Baton Rouge. They had a chance in the final moments to attain an improbable come from behind, but its last offensive possession stalled with less than 2 minutes to play, and LSU took over on downs. Nevertheless, it was a positive effort from a young Mississippi State team, and one they can surely build upon. The loss made them 1-2 overall and 1-1 in SEC action.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>College Football Week 4 ATS Betting Angle</strong></span><br />Any college football favorite of 21.5 to 30.5 (Mississippi State), playing in game 3 or beyond, and is coming off a loss by 6 points or less, resulted in those sizable chalks going 46-15 ATS (75.4%) since 2008.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Final Take and Pick</strong></span><br />Regarding Mississippi State looking past Massachusetts, and this upcoming contest being sandwiched between a pair of SEC opponents, it’s certainly a legitimate concern. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs already learned a valuable lesson through a 21-20 season-opening loss to South Alabama. That defeat came as a mammoth 28.0-point home favorite. They also have a bye week following this game, and most times than not, it perpetuates a focused effort in regards to a prohibitive favorite. I going to have a very small lean on the road team in this contest, and one of my <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/">college football week 4 predictions</a> will be indicative of such.</p><p><br /><strong><span style="font-size:18px">Free College Football Pick:</span> </strong>Mississippi State -21.5<br /><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Best Line Offered:</strong> </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4399&amp;book=BetDSI" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">at BetDSI</a></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3028825, "sportsbooksIds":[123,1096,19,169], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]</p>
comment here