Game Preview - Golden Panthers underdogs vs Trojans at Troy
Florida International Golden Panthers vs Troy Trojans Odds
The Golden Panthers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Trojans in Troy at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday in Week 8 action.
Supporters of the Golden Panthers have seen them go 1-6 and 2-5 ATS so far this season, while the Trojans are at 3-3 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 2-4, while the Golden Panthers are 5-2.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Trojans here saw them open at 5Dimes as 4.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 69-rated Trojans and the No. 110-ranked Golden Panthers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 31-16 result in favor of the Trojans.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Troy's No. 76-ranked offense (26.3 PPG) against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 111 at 37.3 PPG. The Trojans passing attack has averaged 312.8 yards per game, more than the Golden Panthers give up through the air (267.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Golden Panthers own the league's No. 60-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 158.7 yards per game when on the road. Troy, on the other hand, rates No. 98 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Florida International, they were a 34-30 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. Florida International failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Florida International's aerial attack generated 380 yards but it was the Blue Raiders coming away with a 34-30 victory over Florida International at FIU Stadium.
Last time out for Troy, they were a 31-26 loser as they battled Western Kentucky at home. Troy failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 57 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chip Reeves was good for 110 receiving yards in the Trojans's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 31-26 to the Trojans.
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Golden Panthers at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida International's last 10 games on the road
Florida International is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Florida International is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games
Troy is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
Troy is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida International
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Troy's last 7 games at home
Florida International home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, October 27
Troy at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 27