FIU at Florida Atlantic College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Florida Atlantic Owls host the FIU Golden Panthers at FAU Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 14 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread. The Golden Panthers have an ATS record of 4-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-1.
Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 4-4-1 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 4-5-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
08/23/17 RB Anthony Jones Knee out indefinitely
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
11/12/17 DB Raekwon Williams Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers have run for 1,395 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in college football. They've run 340 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 65 times for 661 yards so far this season, which has them 49th in the country in penalties. They are 116th in the nation in points scored with 202. They have run 617 plays this season for 3,493 yards, which ranks them 81st in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Panthers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this year, placing them 98th overall as an offensive unit. Alex McGough averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 174 passes on 271 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 136. He has thrown for 2,051 yards this season.
The Golden Panthers rush defense has allowed 339 attempts for 1,560 yards this year, putting them in 61st place in D-1 against the run. FIU has committed 42 penalties for 361 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in college football. They are 40th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 228. They have surrendered a total of 3,487 yards on D, which is 37th in the country. The Golden Panthers are ranked 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 173 passes on 267 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense this season, placing them 51st and 20th in Division 1. The FIU pass defense has also given up a total of 1,927 yards through the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The FIU Golden Panthers have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 72nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,564 yards on 39 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average. FIU is ranked 108th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 40 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 111th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 550 yards on special teams, ranking 73rd in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,082.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 9th in the country in points scored with 394. They have run 712 plays this year for 4,627 yards, which ranks them 94th in Division 1 in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 6.5 yards per play, which is 19th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 231 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 2,750 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in college football. They've run 454 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. Florida Atlantic has been penalized on offense 58 times for 529 yards so far this year, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. Jason Driskel has passed for 1,224 yards this year. He's completed 115 throws while attempting 179 passes for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.4. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Florida Atlantic is 64th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 262. They have given up a total of 4,313 yards on D, which is 99th in D-1. The Owls are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 208 throws on 373 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, ranking them 107th and 118th in the nation. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,408 yards in the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 424 attempts for 1,905 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 52 penalties for 429 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is 105th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 64 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 76th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 570 yards on special teams, which puts them 68th in kick return yardage. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 20 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,261. The Owls have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 45 for 48 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,703 yards on 40 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 45th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -14
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