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Jaguars battle Owls in Week 8 odds

Florida Atlantic OwlsSouth Alabama Jaguars
Oct 20, 3:33 PM | Turf of Ladd Peebles Stadium

Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds


The Jaguars will do battle with the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

This season the Jaguars are 1-5 overall and 3-3 ATS against the number, while the Owls are 1-5 and 4-2 ATS. As for the totals, South Alabama is 2-3 on the OU, and Florida Atlantic is 1-4.

View Florida Atlantic vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Jaguars as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 81 (Jaguars) and the No. 101 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 10-4 result in favor of the Jaguars is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Alabama's No. 119-ranked offense (16 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 89 at 30.8 PPG. The Jaguars passing attack has averaged 189.7 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (216.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 113-rated road run defense, allowing 270 yards per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 35-14 loser as they battled Louisiana-Monroe on the road. Florida Atlantic covered in the match as a 23.5-point underdog, while 49 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Florida Atlantic didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Warhawks as Louisiana-Monroe blasted them 35-14 in Week 7 action.

South Alabama lost its last outing, a 36-29 result against Arkansas State on October 13. South Alabama covered in that game as a 20.5-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Jaguars suffered a Week 7 loss against Arkansas State in their last game, falling 36-29 at ASU Stadium.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 0-10

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing in October are 0-1
When playing on turf are 1-4
After outgaining opponent are 0-1
When playing within the conference are 0-2

A few Owls at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
South Alabama is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to Troy, Saturday, October 27
South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 27