Free NCAA Football Prediction: Owls vs. 49ers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 8
FAU Owls (3-3) vs. Charlotte 49ers (4-2)
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Jerry Richardson Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: FAU -7 / Charlotte +7 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Owls -270 / 49ers +250
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 57
Week 8 college football sees the Owls and 49ers meet at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
Just this past week, both of these programs were reported to be looking on filing acceptance to the AAC as Conference-USA might be in trouble.
In an ESPN report the other day, found here, you can see that FAU and Charlotte are among 6 programs asking for acceptance to the American Athletic Conference with some of the big names already announcing their departure in the future.
Cincinnati, UCF, and Houston are expected to join the Big 12 should that work out and UConn is already listed as an Independent team.
For now, and the immediate future, these two will be facing off for the next couple of years as conference foes. Even though the Owls are the road team with a 3 – 3 record, they find themselves favored by a touchdown against a 4 – 2 9ers team at home.
Let’s see if we need to think home doggie for dat cash!
The Owls are favored by 7 points in this Conference USA matchup.
Favored by a TD on the road usually spells trouble for the home team and the Owls have had the 49ers number the last 2 years to boot. So, we’ll assume that the FAU offense vs. the Charlotte defense is the reason for this line being inflated to -7. It opened at 5 so the 2 points have come during the week as the game gets closer to kickoff.
The Owls didn’t have a lead last time out against UAB as they were down 14 – 0 but fought back to tie it up midway through the 2nd quarter. That was all we have to say about the rest of the Owls performance because UAB took a 31 – 14 win telling you they got outscored 17 – 0 from there.
Nkosi Perry threw more bad balls to the other team than he threw good balls to his own dudes with a 1 TD / 3 INT ratio in the loss. Oh, that’s not even the real bad news here because Perry led the team in rushing too… WITH 22 F**KING YARDS!
Favored by 7? Favored by 7? Hey, can I just write that this team being favored after seeing that outing is a tough pill to swallow?
The 49ers will be looking to add to their 5 – 1 home record against conference foes with a win over Middle Tennessee already in the books this season. Rice and Marshall are the only remaining home games for the 49ers after this weekend’s affair. Charlotte will only play 4 home conference games in 2021 and three of their remaining five games will be on the road to wrap up the regular season.
This program under Will Healy is in year 3 and that is usually a pivotal point in a head coach’s career. Obviously, having a 2 – 4 shortened 2020 to follow up their first bowl appearance in 2019 was disappointing.
So, 4 wins look pretty good with bowl eligibility coming with just a pair of wins no matter how they come or who they come against. The FCS Gardner-Webb game on the schedule might not go well with the committee, although we can assume a 6th win would get this program into a post-season game of some type.
Favored to lose by 7 points?
So, the 9ers can’t win at home and FAU is just too good for them? The Owls are going on the road to win this game in Charlotte in front of a 4 – 2 team and 15,000 maniacs in the stands? Yeah, the hell they will!
We can talk about how bad the Charlotte defense is but the FAU defense isn’t exactly all that and tank of gas either! Rankings mean nothing when conference play happens in October/November!
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Owls are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Owls are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on turf.
- The Dog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- The 49ers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- The 49ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
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Charlotte +7 is your play, without a doubt! They just might win this thing outright too because that dog will hunt!
4* Free Week 8 NCAA Betting Pick: 49ers +7
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