Free NCAA Football Prediction: 49ers vs. Panthers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 6
Charlotte 49ers (3-2) vs. FIU Panthers (1-4)
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Charlotte -3.5 / FIU +3.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Charlotte -175 / FIU +155
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 59.5
Week 6 college football sees the 49ers and Panthers meet at Riccardo Silva Stadium.
The 49ers are coming off a tough loss to the Illini last weekend but they are still above .500 at 3 – 2 entering this Friday night affair in Miami. The one thing they don’t have working for them is that they are 0 – 5 against FIU all-time but the line setters point to a road win regardless of that fact.
FIU has certainly gotten off to another rough start to the campaign, at 1 – 4 and 0 – 5 a season ago the losses are piling up for head coach Butch Davis. That team’s total wins mark of 4.5, however, is not looking like it will happen as the FIU schedule doesn’t provide much support for finding wins. At 1 – 4 and with a defense that hasn’t stopped anyone yet? Oh, baby, this could get ugly and Mr. Davis might be headed out the door at season’s end.
The 49ers are favored by 3.5 points in this Conference USA matchup.
Let’s make no mistake here and notice that Charlotte didn’t exactly go into Big Ten country and lie down for Illinois. The 9ers were up 14 – 10 at halftime and simply couldn’t put anything together in the second stanza to stay in the game. A 24 – 14 loss on the road in that spot can still be seen as a positive if head coach Will Healy can put a positive spin on it for his gang.
Two costly turnovers and a lack of a running game really were what set Charlotte back, but that was not just some other Conference USA team across the field.
Chris Reynolds cannot simply be asked to do everything and he certainly had his hands full last weekend. Reynolds led the team in rushing and passing but uh, 35 yards on the ground? Yeah, HOUSTON!!! We have a problem! When your starting QB leads the team with 35 rushing yards do you think that’s going to work out well?
Hmm hmm, you know the answer to that and it is a helluva heavy NO!
In fact, the longest gain of the entire day was a 34-yard pass to Grant Dubose and he only brought in 70 yards all day to lead the team last weekend. Let’s just mention that Illinois RB Chase Brown made the newspapers headlining the day against the 49er defense with 257 rush yards and 2 scores from 27 carries!
What I want to know is what the hell happened to Calvin Camp and Shadrick Byrd? 15 carries for 46 yards? Yeah, uh, PRODUCE MORE THAN THAT or else this team being favored makes no f**king sense at all! Even as bad as FIU has been, you need to be playing much better than this team is so we are thinking dog in this spot!
Is Butch Davis’ job on the line this season? You are damn right it is because an 0 – 5 2020 and a 1 – 4 2021 sure wouldn’t find me running to grab a pen to have him sign any kind of contract! After successful 2017 and 2018 seasons under Davis, the expectations in Miami were to be a stable force in Conference USA for years to come.
We are simply not seeing that next-level stuff as the only positive we can see is a win over LONG ISLAND U in 2021! How about uh, NO BUENO!
Getting waxed by FAU last weekend was embarrassing and oh , by the way, we do know that Davis’ job is in jeopardy. The job board site has already posted that their head coaching gig needs applicants!! Sign up today and get your name in asap, baby!
So, with that in mind and the way this football team looks right now, we understand why a move might be necessary.
FIU ranks 128th out of 130 FBS programs in total yards allowed per game at 502.8, and their defense has caused ONE SINGLE turnover this season through 5 games.
Stopping the pass? Yeah, not so much, as we see the Panthers sitting at 124th against the opposing air game giving up 314.4 yards an outing.
Max Bortenschlager apparently still has the signal-calling duties but his offensive line hasn’t given him any time in the pocket to find open dudes. He has been sacked 9 times and thrown four picks but the 10 TD passes look all right. Max is no dual-threat guy, however, so he relies on that arm that is only completing just over 52% of his attempts this season (75 – 144).
Bortenschlager certainly loves his 2 wideouts because he seemingly only throws the ball to Tyrese Chambers and Bryce Singleton. Each of them is over 400 yards apiece and no other receiver has caught more than 8 passes on the roster.
D’vonte Price has been decent out of the backfield with 6 scores from 76 carries for 411 yards. Although, he did break off a 68-yarder to account for nearly 1/5 of those yards in one run, so it is what it is.
Overall, this team is in obvious trouble and another loss will put this program in cahoots of earning any kind of bowl appearance with Davis likely unemployed soon enough.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Panthers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a home underdog.
- Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Under is 5-1 in 49ers last 6 Friday games.
- Under is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 games overall.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
No, trust me I get it! Taking FIU can be a scary proposition but do you think Charlotte can beat anyone on the road by 4 or more? Then you go bet on that! I’ll pass!
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick:
How many times have I said it… THINKDOG! Done here! And this Under is such a play to be on too, btw! I see about 39 points coming here so 59.5 is hysterical! Bang that under too!
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick: FIU +3.5
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