Charlotte 49ers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 8/27/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (-5.5)
The Florida Atlantic Owls (5-7 last year) will go up against the Charlotte 49ers (5-7 last season) at FAU Stadium on Saturday. Charlotte opens this game as 5.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 57.5.
The Charlotte 49ers finished the season holding a 5-7 record. In their last contest, the 49ers played the Old Dominion Monarchs and took a loss by a final of 56-34. Calvin Camp was the leader on the ground for the 49ers with 16 carries for 90 yds (5.6 yds per carry). Chris Reynolds went 24/40 with 231 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 115 and walked away from the game with 2 picks. Against the rush, the 49ers conceded 113 yards on 32 attempts, which is an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. Charlotte conceded 17 pass completions on 26 tries for 328 yards, and a completion rate of 65.4%. At the end of the game, they ran 85 plays which gave them a total of 480 yds. The Charlotte 49ers ran the ball 39 times and totaled 203 yds, which came out to an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
The 49ers earned 4,852 total yards for last year. Charlotte earned 28 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns via the ground. They surrendered the ball 20 different times. Charlotte had 266 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 78 penalties for 641 yards. As a unit they averaged 151.6 yds via the ground game, which had them sitting 76th in D-1. Regarding scoring points, the Charlotte 49ers averaged 27.2 PPG.
The 49ers sat in 114th in the nation regarding team defense, conceding 34.0 PPG. They gave up an average of 5.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 204.4 rushing yards per game throughout last year. For the year, they allowed 2,453 yards via the ground game in 12 outings. In terms of passing yards, the 49ers gave up 3,130 yards which put them in 97th in Division 1. In their 12 games played last year, they conceded 260.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 64.2%. They yielded 465.3 yards/outing which ranked them 120th in D-1. They allowed 28 touchdowns via the pass as well as 28 running touchdowns.
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The Owls ended the season with a 5-7 mark. For their last game, the Owls walked away with a loss by a score of 27-17 when they faced the MTSU Blue Raiders. N'Kosi Perry (2 TDs) finished the contest with 328 yards on 32/49 passing while his QB rating was 130.9. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.69387755102041. Johnny Ford carried the ball 9 times for 53 yards, ending the contest with 5.9 yards per attempt for Florida Atlantic. Florida Atlantic ran for 2.9 yds per carry, totaling 85 yds on 29 attempts. The Owls ended up finishing with 413 yards and they ran 79 plays (5.2 yards per play). The Owls passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 61.5%, surrendering 236 yards on 24 for 39 passing. Florida Atlantic relinquished 31 attempts on the ground for 127 yds (4.1 yards per carry).
The Florida Atlantic Owls maintained an average of 402.1 yards per game, which had them sitting 67th in the country. The Florida Atlantic offense accrued 718 penalty yds on 85 infractions, which ranked them 43rd in the country in terms of hurting your team. Last season, the Owls compiled 2,982 passing yards along with an average of 248.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 55th in the country. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Owls ranked 87th in the nation holding an average of 25.4 points per outing.
The Owls conceded 25.8 PPG, which had them in 62nd in college football. Florida Atlantic surrendered a total of 1,885 yards on the ground (157.1 yards/game) and 17 touchdowns rushing over the course of last year. Overall, they allowed 310 total points. They gave up 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 252.6 yards/contest, ranking them 104th in Division 1. The Owls defense was on the field for 841 plays, which ranked them 55th in college football.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers +5.5
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