September 3, 2015
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Florida International Golden Panthers take on the UCF Knights on Thursday at Bright House Networks Stadium. Florida International finished last season with a 4-8 record while UCF ended the season 9-4. The opening line for this game has UCF as 17 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5. The Golden Panthers had a 8-4 ATS record last season, which meant they covered the spread 67% of the time. Their over/under record finished at 7-5. The Knights covered the spread 62% of the time, finishing the campaign with an ATS record of 8-5. Their over/under record was 7-6.
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Florida International averaged 23 points per contest last season on offense. In the passing department, they completed 14.3 passes per game on 26.9 attempts for a 52.9 percent completion percentage. They averaged 168 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game through the air as well. The Golden Panthers ran for an average of 125.2 yards per game on 40.7 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. These totals led to 0.9 rushing touchdowns per contest. They also ran 67.6 plays per game last season and averaged 4.3 yards per play for a total of 293.2 yards per game. The Golden Panthers averaged 16.3 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 1.8 times per game. They averaged 56.1 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties.
Florida International allowed 203.3 passing yards per game and 24.8 points per contest on defense. They gave up 15.1 completions on 28.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.6.The Golden Panthers allowed 160.3 rushing yards to the opposition on 39.5 carries for a 4.1 average. They gave up 1.5 touchdowns on the ground per game as well.Florida International allowed 363.7 total yards per game last season including 5.4 per play. They forced 2.8 turnovers and 5.7 penalties for 48.6 yards.
UCF averaged 28.1 points per contest last season on offense. In the passing department, they completed 17.9 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 56 percent completion percentage. They averaged 235.3 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game through the air as well. The Knights ran for an average of 128.3 yards per game on 40.5 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. These totals led to 1.5 rushing touchdowns per contest. They also ran 72.5 plays per game last season and averaged 5 yards per play for a total of 363.6 yards per game. The Knights averaged 20.5 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 2.2 times per game. They averaged 54.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties.
UCF allowed 194.2 passing yards per game and 19.2 points per contest on defense. They gave up 18.7 completions on 33.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.1.The Knights allowed 104.3 rushing yards to the opposition on 32.9 carries for a 3.2 average. They gave up 0.8 touchdowns on the ground per game as well.UCF allowed 298.5 total yards per game last season including 4.5 per play. They forced 2.2 turnovers and 8.8 penalties for 79.8 yards.
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International was 7-5 against the over/under last season
Florida International had an ATS record of 8-4 last season
UCF Betting Trends
UCF was 7-6 against the over/under last season
UCF had an ATS record of 8-5 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/27/15 WR Juwan Caesar Knee out indefinitely
08/27/15 WR Shawn Abrams Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Central Florida
08/25/15 OL Kai Absheer Undisclosed doubtful Thursday vs. Central Florida
08/22/15 RB Napoleon Maxwell ACL out for season
08/21/15 OL Jordan Budwig Undisclosed out for season
08/22/15 DL Demetris Anderson Knee out for season
08/13/15 DB Chris Williams Arm out indefinitely
08/13/15 WR Taylor Oldham Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Florida International
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