FIU Panthers vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-14)
Jerry Richardson Stadium is where the Charlotte 49ers (1-6) will play the FIU Panthers (2-4) on Saturday. Charlotte opens this contest as 14-point favorites. The over/under is 60.
The FIU Panthers head into this game 2-4 this season. In their last game, the Panthers faced off with the UTSA Roadrunners and went home with a loss by a final score of 30-10. Lexington Joseph was the best rusher for the Panthers with 6 attempts for 56 yds (9.3 yards per attempt). Grayson James went 18/36 with 174 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 85 and finished the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Panthers gave up 130 yds on 36 tries, which is an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed. FIU surrendered 24 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 303 yds, and a completion rate of 61.5%. Overall, they ran 75 plays which totaled 323 yards. The FIU Panthers ran the rock 36 times and accumulated 137 yds, which had them averaging 3.8 yards per tote.
In terms of scoring points, the FIU Panthers hold an average of 15.5 points per game. As a team they have an average of 107.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 115th in Division 1. The Panthers have tallied 1,951 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, FIU has totaled 8 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. FIU has 111 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 39 infractions for 349 yds. They have turned the ball over 9 times.
The Panthers sit in 122nd in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 36.8 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per run and 177.3 yards on the ground per game for the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,064 running yards through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Panthers have conceded 1,604 yds which puts them in 81st in college football. They have given up 267.3 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.9%. For the year, they are giving up 444.7 yards/game ranking them 114th in the nation. They have allowed 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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The 49ers come into this matchup with a record of 1-6 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the 49ers took a loss by a score of 34-20 against the UAB Blazers. Chris Reynolds (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 214 yds on 15/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 124.1. He had 2 picks and his Y/A was 8.2. Chavon McEachern carried the ball 9 times for 61 yards, finishing the contest with 6.8 yards per carry for Charlotte. The 49ers finished the contest with a total of 327 yds while running 50 plays (6.5 yds per play). Charlotte ran the football for 4.7 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 113 yards on 24 carries. Charlotte gave up 53 rush attempts for 279 yards (5.3 yds per carry). The 49ers secondary allowed a completion rate of 65.2%, relinquishing 231 yds on 15 for 23 through the air.
The Charlotte 49ers have an average of 373.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 84th in D-1. The Charlotte offense has 459 yards of penalties on 52 violations, ranking them 13th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the year so far, the 49ers have racked up 1,932 yards through the air together with an average of 276.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 38th in D-1. In relation to their scoring prowess, the 49ers sit 96th in the country with 25.0 points per game.
Charlotte has given up a total of 1,799 yards via the ground game (257.0 yards/game) and 20 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed the opposition 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 277.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 115th in Division 1. The 49ers defense has been on the field for 492 plays, which ranks them 104th in Division 1. The 49ers are allowing 44.6 points per contest, which has them sitting 131st in the nation. In total, they have conceded 312 pts.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +14
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