Charlotte 49ers vs Florida International Panthers Picks, Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/09/2021
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Friday, October 8th, 2021
Venue: FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida
Where to Watch: CBS Sports
Opening NCAAF Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Spread: Charlotte -3.5; Over/Under: 59 points
Circa: Spread: Charlotte -4.5; Over/Under: 58 points
Caesars: Spread: Charlotte -3.5; Over/Under: 59 points
Charlotte: 3-2 (C-USA)
FIU Panthers: 1-4 (C-USA)
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Charlotte vs Florida International Preview and Analysis
Charlotte’s home opener last month at Jerry Richardson Stadium was against Duke and the 49ers won 31-28. A close call, but Charlotte emerged the better team. Game 2 brought Gardner-Webb (that’s a college in the United States, I checked their blog post in the blog world) and Charlotte won 38-10. Game 3 on the road against Georgia State ended in a loss for the 49ers 20-9. Game 4 Charlotte regained their winning ways against Middle Tennessee 42-39. Game 5 Charlotte travelled to face Illinois and lost 24-14. So Charlotte is 3-2 having won three at home and lost both on the road.
The Panthers of Florida International have struggled mightily so far this season. Game 1 they won their opener in a blowout against LIU 48-10. Game 2 went to overtime against Texas State and FIU lost 23-17. Game 3 was a big loss to Texas Tech 54-21. Game 4 was a close game against Central Michigan, but FIU lost 31-27. Game 5 against FL Atlantic brought another big loss to FIU’s record 58-21.
The FIU Panthers are ranked 85th in the FBS in offense. 164th in rushing 125 per game. 42nd in Passing 288 yards per game.
The Charlotte 49ers are ranked 83rd in rush offense gaining 174 yards per game. 100th in pass offense gaining 236 yards per game… Overall they are ranked 88th on offense.
The FIU Panthers are 233rd in defensive ranking, 184th in rush defense giving up 188.4 yards per game. 232nd in pass defense, giving up 314.4 yards per game.
The Charlotte 49ers are 235th in defense allowing 251.4 rushing yards, ranked 59th in pass defense allowing 174.8 yards per game.
Charlotte vs Florida International Prediction
Our prediction for Friday, October 8th is…. Charlotte 42 - FIU 21
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NCAAF Betting Trends
As a favorite Charlotte is 5-4 ATS last three seasons, 2-0 ATS this season.
FIU is 2-7 ATS in home games over the last three seasons.
FIU is 2-10 ATS against conference opponents for the last 3 seasons.
FIU is 4-13 ATS when the total has been between 56.5 and 63 since 1993.
Charlotte: CB Geovante Howard (ankle) Questionable. * RB Elijah Turner has left the team * DB Davondre Robinson (biceps) Questionable.
FIU: WR Shermar Thornton (illness) Questionable.
Charlotte: QB Chris Reynolds, RB Calvin Camp, TE Ryan Carriere, WR Victor Tucker, WR Elijah Spencer, WR Grant Dubose, LT Jaxson Hughes, LG D’Mitri Emmanuel, C Hunter Kelly, RG Ashton Gist, RT TJ Moore
FIU: QB Max Bortenschlager, TE Sterling Palmer, RB D’Vonte Price, WR Bryce Singleton, WR Tyrese Chambers, LT Miles Frazier, LG Sione Finau, C Api Mane, RG Dontae Keyes, RT Lyndell Hudson Jr
Passing: Chris Reynolds 1,115 yards
Rushing: Calvin Camp 287 yards
Receiving: Grant Dubose 393 yards
Tackles: Tyler Murray 38
Interceptions: Jonathan Alexander 1
Passing: Max Bortenschlager 1,368 yards
Rushing: D’Vonte Price 411 yards
Receiving: Tyrese Chambers 471 yards
Tackles: Richard Dames 33
Interceptions: Rishard Dames 1
Charlotte: William Livingston Healy
FIU: Butch Davis
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