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FIU Golden Panthers Open as Week 6 Betting Underdogs vs Miners

The FIU Golden Panthers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Miners in UTEP at Sun Bowl on Saturday in Week 6 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the UTEP Miners sat as -2.5-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 23-16 result in favor of the Miners. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

FIU Golden Panthers vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The FIU Golden Panthers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the UTEP Miners are 2-3 ATS. FIU is 2-3 against the over under total, while UTEP is 2-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UTEP vs FIU injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 117-rated UTEP Miners and the No. 125-rated FIU Golden Panthers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UTEP's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 14.6 PPG, against a FIU defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 36 PPG. The UTEP aerial game is averaging 174.8 yards per game, less than the FIU Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 214.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the FIU Golden Panthers own the league's No. 28-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 116 yards per game when on the road. UTEP, on the other hand, rates No. 79 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alex Gardner tore up the turf for 119 rushing yards in the latest Golden Panthers game, a 33-31 win over the Owls at FIU Stadium.

Eddie Sinegal hauled in 6 passes for 102 yards against the LA Tech defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 28-7 loss against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Florida International is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Florida International is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Florida International is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Florida International is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas El Paso's last 11 games
  • Texas El Paso is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Texas El Paso is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

FIU at Charlotte, Saturday, October 15th
UTEP at UTSA, Saturday, October 22nd