Florida Atlantic at FIU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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FIU Stadium is the venue for the game between the Florida Atlantic Owls and the FIU Golden Panthers on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has FIU as 1.5 point favorites. The Golden Panthers are 6-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0. The Owls are 1-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-7-0 against the spread
Important FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 6-1-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
10/22/18 WR Dante Cousart Leg is out indefinitely
10/19/18 LB Azeez Al-Shaair ACL is out for season
09/08/18 CB Meiko Dotson Hip is out indefinitely
08/24/18 OL Ean Biancardi Thumb is out indefinitely
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
10/13/18 DL Fermin Silva Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Anthony Jones Back is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls have run for 1,766 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the nation. They've run 352 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 62 times for 561 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the country in penalties. They are 72nd in Division 1 in points scored with 228. They have run 612 plays this year for 3,593 yards, which ranks them 72nd in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.9 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 186 1st downs this season, ranking them 38th overall as an offensive unit. Chris Robison has completed 135 throws while attempting 216 passes for a completion percentage of 62.5%. He has passed for 1,645 yards this year. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 129.4.
The Owls rush defense has given up 330 attempts for 1,484 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 347 yards on defense this year. That places them 21st in Division 1. Florida Atlantic is 107th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 284. They have given up a total of 3,469 yards on D, which is 91st in the nation. The Owls are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 164 throws on 251 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, ranking them 93rd and 64th in the country. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,985 yards in the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Atlantic Owls have tried 9 field goals this year and made 6, which is 96th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 20 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,270 yards on 33 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 117th in the NCAA in punting average. Florida Atlantic is 78th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 76 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 90th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 641 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 27 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,310.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Panthers are 28th in Division 1 in points scored with 289. They have run 527 plays this season for 3,349 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The FIU Golden Panthers average 6.4 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this year, placing them 77th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU has run for 1,411 yards as a team, which ranks 63rd in the country. They've run 305 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 38 times for 339 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the nation in penalties. James Morgan has thrown for 1,768 yards this season. He has completed 131 passes on 201 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 166.3. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw.
FIU is 38th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 177. They have surrendered a total of 2,935 yards on D, which is 53rd in Division 1. The Golden Panthers are ranked 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 141 passes on 238 attempts against the FIU defense this season, placing them 52nd and 46th in the country. The FIU Golden Panthers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,530 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 306 attempts for 1,405 yards this year, putting them in 84th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Panthers have committed 34 penalties for 329 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
FIU is ranked 105th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 155 punt return yards and average 19.4 yards per return, which is 7th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 347 yards on special teams, ranking 75th in kick return yardage. The FIU Golden Panthers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,851. The Golden Panthers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 41st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. FIU kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,202 yards on 26 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +1.5
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