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Week 1 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Florida International Golden Panthers vs Central Florida Knights

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Central Florida and Florida International on Thursday, with the host Knights trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Central Florida Knights in this game found them listed as -17-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

A 27-17 result in favor of the Knights is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Central Florida Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

This game matches up the No. 31 (Central Florida Knights) and the No. 90 (Florida International Golden Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Central Florida's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 28.08 PPG, against a Florida International defense that ranks No. 42 this week at 24.83 PPG. The Central Florida aerial game is averaging 235.31 yards per game, more than the Florida International Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 203.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Florida International Golden Panthers own the league's No. 98-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 214.5 yards per game when on the road. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 105 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Panthers suffered a Week 13 loss against North Texas in their last game, falling 17-14 at Apogee Stadium.

Last time out, Central Florida could not slow down Breshad Perriman, who managed 138 receiving yards in the Wolfpack 34-27 victory over the Knights Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Florida International is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Florida International is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games
  • Florida International is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games
  • Central Florida is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida International at Indiana, Saturday, September 12th
Central Florida at Stanford, Saturday, September 12th