Florida Atlantic at Charlotte Expert College Football Picks 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Jerry Richardson Stadium
Chris Robison and the Florida Atlantic Owls head to Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Charlotte 49ers. Charlotte opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The Owls are 2-2-0 ATS and 1-2-1 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 4-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
09/22/19 LB Jeff Gemmell Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
09/22/19 DB Marquavis Gibbs Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
09/22/19 DE Tyriq Harris Back is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
09/21/19 QB Evan Shirreffs Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/19/19 DB Ben DeLuca Shoulder is out for season
08/10/19 WR Rico Arnold Foot is out for season
In their last game, the Florida Atlantic Owls played the Wagner Seahawks and won 42-7. Larry McCammon III paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 49 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per run. Deangelo Antoine was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 173 yards on 11 catches. He notched an average of 15.7 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Owls was Chris Robison who went 25/36 with 379 yards passing and completed 5 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ended up running the ball 31 times and earned 120 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 507 yards. For the game, the Owls earned a total of 27 1st downs and they had 12 penalties for 95 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Florida Atlantic gave up 22 catches on 39 tries totaling 218 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.4%. On the ground, the Owls gave up -6 yards on 25 attempts which gave the opponent an average of -0.2 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed 212 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Owls head into this matchup 2-2 this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 29.5 points per game, ranking them 71st in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 105 yards on the ground per game which is 12th in C-USA. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the conference and 54th in D-1 with 1,556 yards. The Owls have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 32.8 points per contest putting them 9th in Conference USA. In discussing yards on the ground, Florida Atlantic is giving up 178 yards per game ranking them 9th in Conference USA and 99th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush putting them 9th in Conference USA and 94th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 712 yards rushing through 4 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Owls have allowed 1,136 yards. Opponents are completing 61% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.2 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Charlotte 49ers played the Clemson Tigers and took the loss by a score of 52-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the 49ers was Chris Reynolds who went 6/16 with 43 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Benny LeMay paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 81 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per carry. Cameron Dollar was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 15 yards on 1 catch. He notched an average of 15.0 yards per catch during the game. The Charlotte 49ers ended up rushing 39 times and racked up a total of 153 yards which had them averaging 3.9 yards per rush. For the contest, the 49ers racked up a total of 11 1st downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 106 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 58 plays which added up to 216 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Charlotte gave up 17 catches on 25 throws totaling 231 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. In the running game, the 49ers gave up 235 yards on 39 attempts giving the other team an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up 466 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 2-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the 49ers have one of the best offenses in the nation. Charlotte has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 260.8 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 12th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,043 yards rushing through 4 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The 49ers average 445.8 yards per game overall which has them at 43rd in D-1 and 3rd in C-USA. The 49ers are giving up 38.3 points per game ranking them 14th in C-USA and 120th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in the country. They are conceding 150 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the 49ers are currently ranked 2nd in the conference. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 153 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 201.3 yards per game which puts them at 111th in Division 1 and 11th in Conference USA. For this year, they have allowed 805 yards on the ground and 9.2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Owls/49ers NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers +1
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