Free Week 2 Prediction: Golden Panthers vs Monarchs Odds
Looking for FIU Golden Panthers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs free picks? Week 2 betting sees the Golden Panthers taking on the Monarchs on Saturday September 8, 2018 at S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this FIU Old Dominion free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Old Dominion +1
NCAA Betting Total: 51.5
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The Golden Panthers opened up their 2018 college football season with a 38-28 loss at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers.
Old Dominion also dropped its season opener, falling to the Liberty Flames, 52-10.
The two teams kick off shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 8.
FIU Golden Panthers
The Golden Panthers went 8-5 in 2017, which was their best season Mario Cristobal was running the show back in 2011. Unfortunately, they ended up dropping their bowl game losing momentum entering the new year, which is unfortunate because there’s a strong chance they regress a bit anyway.
Against Old Dominion, Florida International needs a better showing from new quarterback James Morgan. Last week, the Bowling Green transfer completed just 11 of his 20 passes. That type of completion rate was only good for 90 yards in the entire contest.
If Morgan can put together a more efficient showing—and quite frankly do it on more than 20 attempts—the Panthers will have a strong shot at winning the road game.
If his showing is similar to Week 1—and the team doesn’t increase his number of attempts—it’d be tough to imagine any sort of flow to the offense.
Old Dominion Monarchs
The Monarchs’ Week 1 showing did not go as planned. The first half wasn’t terrible. Old Dominion went into the third quarter down just four points. And then…
The Monarchs gave up 38 points in a row at one point during the game’s latter two quarters. Quarterback Steven Williams completed just 14 of his 30 tosses, accumulating 132 yards by the time the final horn sounded.
The good news here is that Williams avoided throwing the ball to the wrong team during all of his snaps.
For most quarterbacks around the country, this would be the expectation—not necessarily a strength. But he had trouble in that department a year ago, so it’s a good sign of things to come.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- FIU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
- FIU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf.
- ODU are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Over is 12-4-1 in ODU last 17 games as an underdog.
- Over is 15-7-1 in ODU last 23 conference games.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
This game is really going to come down to quarterback play. Both teams need more accuracy from their QBs, but the question is: Who’s going to get it?
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick:
This production is assuming only one shows the improvement necessary to pull off a win…and that team is Old Dominion.
It won’t be a convincing win, but as 1-point underdogs, it’ll be an upset nonetheless.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Florida International Golden Panthers 27 – Old Dominion Monarchs 30
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