Golden Panthers visit Owls in Week 12 NCAAF clash
Florida International Golden Panthers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
In the Sun Belt Conference's Sunshine State rivalry 2-8 Florida International battles 3-7 Florida Atlantic Friday night in Boca Raton (8 pm ET, ESPNU).
In the early betting the disappointing Panthers, just 1-5 in conference play, were favored by a point and a half over the Owls, who have won two of their last three games.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Owls and the No. 102-ranked Golden Panthers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 19-17 result in favor of the Golden Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 108-ranked offense (20.1 PPG) against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 100 at 33.3 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 206.9 yards per game, less than the Golden Panthers give up through the air (251.6 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Panthers feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 170.2 yards per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, ranks No. 72 in rushing offense at home.
Florida International was a 28-20 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Alabama. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Florida International got a 149-yard performance from Kedrick Rhodes as a key part of its 28-20 win over South Alabama.
Florida Atlantic was a 37-28 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (65) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, Western Kentucky could not slow down William Dukes, who managed 104 receiving yards in the Owls 37-28 victory over the Hilltoppers Saturday.
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Golden Panthers at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida International's last 12 games on the road
Florida International is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida International is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida International
Florida Atlantic is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
Florida International home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, November 24
Florida Atlantic home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, December 1