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Massachusetts Minutemen 2013 College Football Predictions


Last year marked Massachusetts first year in the MAC and its first year as an FBS school. The Minutemen's record reflected the step up in competition as they went 1-11 overall and 1-7 in conference play. Given those results and the return of just 11 starters from last year's squad, expectations are not high for UMass this season. Not surprisingly, the Minutemen are a last pick to win the MAC at +9000 odds while their East Division odds are set at +3500 odds, also a last place line. Most telling, though, is Massachusetts regular season win total. 2013 College Football Predictions at 5Dimes have the number set at 1.5 and the Under is favored at -145 odds ($145 wins $100).

While two wins seems like nothing, but Massachusetts 2013 schedule could make realizing two wins a major challenge. The Minutemen will probably be lined as a dog in every game with the exception of a non-conference meeting with Maine. Upsets are possible, though, and the Minutemen scored one last year, knocking off Akron 22-14 in Ohio (+16 against the spread underdog). Massachusetts will need at least one or two surprise outcomes to get over the 1.5 games hump this season.

Massachusetts Minutemen 2013 College Football Predictions:

Massachusetts Odds to win the 2014 BCS National Championship +990000
Massachusetts Odds to win the 2013 MAC Championship +9000 (tied for 13 of 13)
Massachusetts Odds to win the MAC East Division +3500 (tied for seven of seven)
Massachusetts Regular Season Wins: Over 1.5 (+105), Under 1.5 (-145) 

Massachusetts 2013 Schedule:

8/31 at Wisconsin
9/7 Maine
9/14 at Kansas State
9/21 Vanderbilt
10/5 at Bowling Green
10/12 Miami, OH
10/19 at Buffalo
10/26 Western Michigan
11/2 Northern Illinois
11/16 Akron
11/23 at Central Michigan
11/29 at Ohio

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