Two schools that prefer to deploy their running games, Head Coach Will Healy and the Charlotte 49ers (+6) are set to pay a visit to their in-conference foe Fiu Panthers (-6) at Riccardo Silva Stadium. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to ESPN+.
Charlotte at FIU Betting Odds 10/12/2019
The spread for this CUSA matchup is placed at 6 points in favor of FIU. The 49ers are currently being given +185 moneyline odds while the Panthers are -230. This CUSA game should present multiple live betting opportunities. The over/under has been set at 63.5 points.
Sharp bettors have been siding with both the 49ers and the over. The opening line was initially -7 while the O/U was set originally at 62.5.
The 49ers are 2-3 straight up (SU), including 0-1 SU against conference opponents. The Panthers are 2-3 SU overall and are also 0-2 SU in conference play. The 49ers have lost 1.0 unit so far and are 2-3 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 5-0.
The Panthers have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this season, losing 4.5 units. The team is 1-4 ATS and has an O/U record of 2-3.
The 49ers are looking to bounce back after a 45-27 loss to Florida Atlantic on September 28 where the 49ers completed 19-of-38 passes for 284 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Chris Reynolds went 15-for-28 for 208 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while Brett Kean completed three-of-eight for 48 yards and one interception. Benny LeMay (46 rushing yards on 11 attempts) led the ground attack. Victor Tucker (six receptions, 115 yards, one TD) and Cameron Dollar (four catches, 84 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.
FIU just earned a 44-0 win over Massachusetts. James Morgan completed 19-of-31 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Jones (115 yards on 20 rush attempts, one TD) and Napoleon Maxwell (61 yards on 13 carries, one TD) spearheaded the running game while Tony Gaiter IV (seven receptions, 103 yards, one TD) and Sterling Palmer (four catches, 22 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the win.
Each of these squads sports a nearly identical (59-41) run-pass ratio on the season. The 49ers have rushed for 219 yards per game and have 11 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Panthers are logging 186 rushing yards per contest (142 in conference) and have nine total rush TDs.
The Niners have tallied 205 yards per contest through the air overall and have 12 passing TDs so far. The Panthers have recorded 217 pass yards per outing (230.0 in the CUSA) and have five total pass scores.
Charlotte should possess an edge when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to run for an average of 208 yards and throw for 184 yards per game. FIU has allowed 181.4 rushing yards per game and 205.4 to opponents in the air. The Panthers are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.11 to opposing QBs, while the 49ers have given up a 6.35 ANY/A.
Reynolds has put up 795 passing yards this season, and has connected on 59-of-91 attempts with 10 passing touchdowns and four interceptions. Reynolds has a 7.84 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 3.17 over the past two games.
James Morgan has recorded 521 yards, three TDs and one INT for FIU. His ANY/A stands at 6.36 for the season and 8.99 over his past two games.
These two squads faced off last year with the final result being a 42-35 victory for FIU.
Charlotte 49ers at FIU Panthers Free Pick
SU Winner – Charlotte, ATS Winner – Charlotte, O/U – Under
Team Betting Trends
The Charlotte defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 18 times this year. FIU has registered just five sacks.
The FIU offense has lost three fumbles in 2019 while the Charlotte offense has let one get away.
The 49ers offense has recorded two pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Panthers have accounted for three such plays.
The Charlotte defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while FIU has given up four such plays.
The Charlotte offense has created 11 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while FIU has created six such runs.
The 49ers defense has allowed nine rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Panthers have given up seven such runs.
The Over/Under for FIU’s last match was set at 70. The under cashed in the 44-0 win over Massachusetts.
Over its last three matches, FIU is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
In its last three contests, Charlotte is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in each of those three.
Charlotte has lost four of its last five games SU, with a 35-point win over Massachusetts on September 14th accounting for the only victory over that stretch.
The O/U for Charlotte’s last game going into it was 64.5. The over cashed in the team’s 45-27 loss to Florida Atlantic.
Charlotte has rushed for 5.1 yards per attempt across its past three contests and 3.1 over its last two.
FIU has averaged 5.4 yards per carry over its last three outings and 5.1 over its last two.