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Golden Panthers host Knights in Week 2 action

Central Florida KnightsFlorida International Golden Panthers
Sep 6, 8:00 PM | Turf of FIU Stadium

Central Florida Knights vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds

1-0TEAM RECORD0-1

The Golden Panthers will do battle with the visiting Central Florida Knights on Friday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

They bring a 0-1 record (0-1 ATS) to the Week 2 battle against the 1-0 Knights, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Florida International go 1-0 so far and the Knights go 0-1.

View Central Florida vs Florida International Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Golden Panthers pegged as 22-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Panthers at No. 116 and the Knights at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 56--8 result in favor of the Knights.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida International's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 10 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 7 PPG. The Golden Panthers aerial game is averaging 80 yards per game, less than the Knights secondary allows through the air, 116 YPG per game.

Central Florida won its last outing, a 38-7 result against Akron on August 29. Central Florida covered in that game as a 23.5-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Central Florida's aerial attack generated 314 yards and the Knights came away with a 38-7 victory over Akron at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 43-10 loser as they battled Maryland on the road. Florida International failed to cover in the match as a 21-point underdog, while 53 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Florida International didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Terrapins as Maryland blasted them 43-10 in Week 1 action.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Knights at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Central Florida is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Central Florida's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Central Florida's last 11 games
Central Florida is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games at home
Florida International is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Florida International is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Florida International is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida at Penn State, Saturday, September 14
Florida International home to Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, September 14