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FIU Golden Panthers Visit the UCF Knights in Week 1 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the FIU Golden Panthers on Thursday when they take on the UCF Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home UCF Knights were -20-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 26-9 result in favor of the Knights early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

FIU Golden Panthers vs UCF Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the FIU Golden Panthers have seen them go 4-8 and 5-6-1 ATS so far this season, while the UCF Knights are at 6-7 and 8-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Knights are 4-9, while the Golden Panthers are 7-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCF vs FIU injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 34 (UCF Knights) and the No. 95 (FIU Golden Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UCF's No. 66-ranked offense, averaging 28.77 PPG, against a FIU defense that ranks No. 104 this week at 34.83 PPG. The UCF aerial game is averaging 209.69 yards per game, less than the FIU Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 232.83 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the FIU Golden Panthers own the league's No. 80-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 192.43 yards per game when on the road. UCF, on the other hand, rates No. 126 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Golden Panthers were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 42-28 score against Old Dominion.

In their last game, the Knights were Week P losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-13 score against Arkansas State.

Next Betting Matchups

FIU home to Alcorn State, Saturday, September 9th
UCF home to Memphis, Saturday, September 9th