UMass isn’t a national football power, but they still have plenty of fans who might want to place bets on the Minutemen.
What are the best sites to bet on UMass football? What should new bettors know about UMass football betting sites? See below for more.
Today’s UMass football odds
Unfortunately, regulations in Massachusetts stipulate you can’t bet on in-state college teams unless they’re part of the College Football Playoff. You can, however, bet on any other college football team not based in Massachusetts.
Best potential UMass football betting apps in MA
BetMGM Sportsbook MA
With years of established sports betting cred, BetMGM MA Sportsbook fields great betting options like:
- Competitive NCAA football betting odds and spreads
- Betting tips and predictions from its ROAR blog
- Ample choices for player and team props bets
- Generous sign-up bonuses for new bettors
- An easy parlay tab that sets up parlays for you
DraftKings Sportsbook MA
DraftKings MA Sportsbook, a Massachusetts-based industry leader, provides a very popular, bettor-friendly app for:
- Futures bets on NCAA conference and national champions
- Totals, moneylines and spreads for all college football action
- Daily fantasy football options
- Intriguing event promos
FanDuel Sportsbook MA
Get a wide variety of NCAAF betting options from the much-respected FanDuel MA Sportsbook, including:
- Same game parlays and betting lines
- Live betting for play by play action
- Daily fantasy football options
- Betting promos and bonuses
WynnBET Sportsbook MA
You won’t find UMass Minutemen odds at WynnBET MA, but you will find competitive lines for virtually every other out-of-state college football team in the US.
Futures and pregame betting markets include:
- Standard Spreads, Totals, and Moneylines
- Alternative Spreads and Totals
- Half/Quarter Spreads, Totals, and Moneylines
- Game and Player Props
- National Championship Futures
Live college football betting markets are also available, plus NCAA Football promos, odds boosts, and cross promotions with the WynnBET retail sportsbook at Encore Boston Harbor.
Caesars Sportsbook MA
Regular season UMass football odds are off the board at Caesars, but it does post the best college football odds for games with out-of-state schools. That means:
- Spreads, Totals, and Moneylines
- Alternative Game, Half, and Quarter Spreads, Totals, and Moneylines
- College Football Props
- Same Game College Football Parlays
- Winning Margin and Double Result Odds
Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts also features live college football odds and boosts the odds on any number of college football bets every week.
That might mean better odds on all-underdog parlays or improved odds on everything from bets on the best teams in the country to the biggest longshots.
Signing up for an MA online sportsbook account
Getting on board with your favorite MA sports betting app can be done in a few simple steps.
- Click through to your favorite sportsbook from here and download the app to your mobile device
- Enter your name, birthdate, location, email and ID
- Create a username and password for your account
- Make a deposit
- Be sure to take advantage of any Massachusetts sportsbook promos and sign-up offers.
Now it’s time to navigate the betting site to find college football odds. FBS independents football odds can be found in the NCAA football section. Once there, you will find today’s UMass odds with all other games that interest you.
If you aren’t sure how to bet on college football, each site has a valuable help tool you can click on at any time. You can get tutorials on spreads, parlays and prop bets. If you can’t bet on MA programs in Massachusetts, you can go to a nearby state to place your bets.
Choose the bets you want to make, and they will show up on a pop-up betting slip. Confirm your choices by placing bets from the betting slip. You can place individual bets from your bet slip or combine them for parlays and other actions.
How to bet on UMass football
Making a bet on UMass football games is like any other football bet. The three main choices for game betting are moneylines, spreads and totals. Let’s use the following game example featuring UMass:
|UMass||+7.5 (-110)||+185||Over 48.5 (-110)|
|Army||-7.5 (-110)||-150||Under 48.5 (-110)|
UMass moneyline bet
The moneyline is a straightforward win or lose bet for a single game. In the above example, UMass are underdogs at +185 odds to win the game over Army. If you bet $100 on UMass, you would get $185 back if they win the game, plus your original bet. A $100 bet on the favored Army would net you $66.67, plus the initial bet back.
UMass spread bet
The spread means that the favorite must win a game by a certain number of points. UMass is a 7.5 point underdog for this game against Army. So if you choose the Minutemen and lose the game by seven points or fewer, or win outright, a $100 bet on UMass will pay the original bet back plus $90.91. For a bet on Army to pay the same amount, Army would need to win by eight points or more for the bet to cover the spread.
UMass totals bet
With over-under odds, you are not betting on who wins the game. Instead, you will choose whether the two teams combined will score fewer than or more than 48.5 points. The odds on over/under bets are usually equal.
UMass football props & futures odds
One of the more popular draws recently is the availability of in game betting. Many UMass football betting sites will give you odds for betting during the game. As they are live bet options, they are subject to change throughout the game. For example, say that UMass is a +150 favorite against Connecticut. If the Huskies score a touchdown on their first drive, those odds will drop, giving you better value if you believe UMass will come from behind to win.
Other FBS independent football odds include sports lines on specific player performances. You can bet on which players will score a touchdown, whether a player will record an interception or how many rushing yards a running back will rack up. Prop bets are a fun way to get inside the game with a bet on your favorite players.
Each sportsbook app has restrictions posted for college betting. Make sure you check out each sportsbook’s policies before placing a bet.
What conference does UMass play in?
The UMass Minutemen play in a subdivision of NCAA Division I football called the FBS as an independent. The FBS independent schools are not affiliated with any conventional NCAA conferences. This gives the school flexibility in choosing their opponents, as they aren’t locked into conference matchups.
Which bowl game is UMass in?
The teams in the FBS compete to earn places in the College Football Playoff. UMass recently became eligible for postseason bowl games with their transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to an FBS team in 2013.
Entry to any bowl game brings added attention to football and props betting. UMass football betting odds will get posted for the appropriate bowl game. Check here for the teams and odds for the Fenway Bowl.
UMass record in bowl games
The Minutemen have not appeared in an FBS bowl game since 1972, when they beat UC Davis 35-14 in the Boardwalk Bowl. Before that, UMass lost 14-13 to East Carolina in the 1964 Tangerine Bowl.
Where is the UMass football stadium?
- Name: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
- Address: 300 Stadium Drive, Hadley, MA 01003
- Location: Across from University Campus Amherst in Hadley
- Owner and Operator: University of Massachusetts
- Capacity: 17,000
- Ground Breaking: 1964
- Opened: September 25, 1965
- Construction Cost: $1.4 million
- Other Events: UMass Minutemen Lacrosse, Ceremonial Occasions
How to watch UMass football games online
Most UMass games aren’t on the traditional networks like ABC or CBS. ESPN+ is the best option for those who want to see the Minutemen play. WMUA 91.1 FM also carries UMass games on the radio.
UMass grads in NFL
Here are some of the most recent UMass graduates to play in the NFL.
- James Ihedigbo DB – New York Jets 2007 undrafted
- Victor Cruz WR – New York Giants undrafted
- Marken Michel WR – Carolina Panthers 2015
- Tajae Sharpe WR – Atlanta Falcons 2016
- Elijah Wilkinson OT – Chicago Bears 2017
- Jarvis Miller LB – Pittsburgh Steelers 2019
- Andy Isabella WR – Arizona Cardinals 2019
- Isaiah Rodgers CB – Indianapolis Colts 2020
- Larnel Coleman OL – Miami Dolphins 2020
All-Time leaders UMass football
- Liam Coen – All-Time passing yards leader (11,031 yards)
- Liam Coen – All-Time passing touchdowns leader (90 touchdowns)
- Marcel Shipp – All-Time rushing yards leader (6,250 yards)
- Marcel Shipp – All-Time rushing touchdowns leader (58 touchdowns)
- Tajae Sharpe – All-Time reception leader (277 receptions)
- Andy Isabella – All-Time receiving yards leader (3,526 yards)
- Adrian Zullo – All-Time receiving touchdowns leader (32 touchdowns)
UMass football traditions
Since 2010, UMass has hosted the annual Colonial Clash against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Minutemen now split their home games between McGuirk Stadium and Gillette Stadium.
UMass has a fan group of students called The Militia, which is working to bring a new level of excitement to UMass football games. The University of Massachusetts Marching Band plays regularly, and, of course, tailgating is a pre-game staple at McGuirk Stadium.
What are the UMass football Instagram/Twitter handles?
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/umassfootball
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umassfootball
How many national titles does UMass have?
The UMass Minutemen won a National Division I FCS title in 1998 in the NCAA DI-AA playoffs. The team can also claim 22 non-FBS Conference titles.