Golden Panthers visit Knights in Week 3 battle

Florida International Golden PanthersCentral Florida Knights
Sep 15, 4:00 PM | Grass of Bright House Networks Stadium

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Central Florida Knights Odds

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Bright House Networks Stadium features a battle between the host Central Florida Knights and the visiting Florida International Golden Panthers in betting action Saturday.

The Golden Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Knights are 2-0 ATS. Florida International is 2-0 against the total, while Central Florida is 1-1 versus the number.

View Florida International vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Knights here saw them open as 15-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: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knights rated this week at No. 68 and the Golden Panthers sitting at No. 115. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 47-25 result in favor of the Knights this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Florida's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 36 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 113 this week at 42 PPG. The Knights aerial game is averaging 214.5 yards per game, less than the Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 307 YPG per game.

Florida International was a 41-38 winner in its last match at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 25.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 79 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Last time we saw the Zips, they had no answer for Jake Medlock as the Golden Panthers rolled to a 41-38 victory at FIU Stadium.

Central Florida was a 31-16 loser in its last match on the road against Ohio State. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 47 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Knights were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-16 score against Ohio State.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Golden Panthers at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida International's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida International's last 11 games
Florida International is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Florida International is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Central Florida's last 17 games
Central Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Florida International home to Louisville, Saturday, September 22
Central Florida home to Missouri, Saturday, September 29

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