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Golden Panthers host Knights in Week 2 action

Central Florida KnightsFlorida International Golden Panthers
Sep 6, 8:00 PM | Turf of FIU Stadium

Central Florida Knights vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds


The Golden Panthers will do battle with the visiting Central Florida Knights on Friday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

They bring a 0-1 record (0-1 ATS) to the Week 2 battle against the 1-0 Knights, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Florida International go 1-0 so far and the Knights go 0-1.

View Central Florida vs Florida International Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Golden Panthers pegged as 22-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Panthers at No. 116 and the Knights at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 56--8 result in favor of the Knights.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida International's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 10 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 7 PPG. The Golden Panthers aerial game is averaging 80 yards per game, less than the Knights secondary allows through the air, 116 YPG per game.

Central Florida won its last outing, a 38-7 result against Akron on August 29. Central Florida covered in that game as a 23.5-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Central Florida's aerial attack generated 314 yards and the Knights came away with a 38-7 victory over Akron at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 43-10 loser as they battled Maryland on the road. Florida International failed to cover in the match as a 21-point underdog, while 53 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Florida International didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Terrapins as Maryland blasted them 43-10 in Week 1 action.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Knights at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Central Florida is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Central Florida's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Central Florida's last 11 games
Central Florida is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games at home
Florida International is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Florida International is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Florida International is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida at Penn State, Saturday, September 14
Florida International home to Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, September 14