Florida International at Old Dominion Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 11/4/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Foreman Field in Norfolk
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On Saturday afternoon, the Florida International Golden Panthers (3-6) will attempt to snap their three-game losing streak when they face the Old Dominion Monarchs (3-6). FIU is currently fourth in the Conference USA East standings, while Old Dominion sits in fourth.
FIU was unable to score in the second half in their game against Rice last weekend and ended up losing 31-17 at home. They had just 102 rushing yards in that loss while their defense gave up 399 total yards to Rice's offense.
The Golden Panthers' offense has struggled to get into the end zone this season, averaging just 21 points per game through nine games. Quarterback Alex McGough has completed just 48.1 percent of his passes this season and has thrown for 1,261 yards with nine touchdowns. Wide receiver Jonnu Smith has caught 47 passes for 520 yards and four touchdowns.
Last Saturday, Old Dominion lost their fifth game in a row when they were defeated 42-28 by Vanderbilt on the road. They did have 471 passing yards in that game, but they also ended up turning the ball over three times.
Through their first nine games, Old Dominion has had one of the worst defenses in the country, giving up 40.7 points per game to their opponents. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke has been solid this season by throwing for 2,577 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Running back Ray Lawry has averaged 6.9 yards per carry and has 563 yards with 12 touchdowns.
Florida International Golden Panthers Betting Trends
Florida International Golden Panthers are 5-3-1 Against the Spread
Florida International Golden Panthers are 3-4-0 against the Over/Under
Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-7-0 Against the Spread
Old Dominion Monarchs are 5-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Florida International Golden Panthers
10/29/14 LB Patrick Jean Suspension out for season
10/28/14 RB Alex Gardner Shoulder out indefinitely
10/15/14 LB Anthony Wint Knee out indefinitely
Old Dominion Monarchs
11/02/14 S Christian Byrum Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
11/02/14 WR Vincent Lowe Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/21/14 K Ricky Segers Knee out indefinitely
10/09/14 WR Blair Roberts Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Florida International
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