Free Week 4 Prediction: Panthers vs Owls Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 4
(1-1) FIU Panthers vs. Rice Owls (1-2)
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Rice -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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We have reached week four of the college football season, and it’s going to be moving time for a lot of teams as they try to move up in their conference races.
One of the match ups is a conference USA match up on Saturday night in Houston, Texas. The Florida International Panthers make the trip to take on the Rice Owls.
This is the first match up between the two teams since 2014 when the Owls came out ahead by a final score of 31-17.
The FIU Panthers have had a lot of disappointments so far this season, but they at least come into this game off a big win.
They started off the season against UCF and that was them getting completely dominated from the opening kickoff. The defense looked terrible and couldn’t get many stops all game on the way to a 61-17 defeat.
In their last game however they played Alcorn State and they played much better defense in that game. The offense did have some struggles but they only allowed ten points and that led to a 17-10 victory.
The one big positive out of both games was Alex McGough who looked really good in both games. He threw for 529 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
In the last game against the Braves he threw for 328 and although he didn’t throw any touchdowns he also didn’t throw any interceptions.
The big positive that the Panthers have coming into this game is that they had last weekend off. That has given them plenty of time to prepare for the Owls and make sure the defense is up to par for the Owls.
On the other side of this match up is the Rice Owls who have had a tough schedule coming into this game and that has led to a 1-2 record.
The two losses came against the Houston Cougars, and the Stanford Cardinals. In both of those games they looked really bad, and the defense really struggled.
But in their one win against UTEP they looked really good winning by a final score of 31-14.
For the Owls the offense needs to play better, and play like they did against UTEP rather then how they played against the Cardinals.
On the season they are only averaging 13.7 points per game and 306 yards per game. Look for the Owls to come out in this game and really try to get the offense going early.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 8-1 in FIU last 9 games as an underdog.
- Over is 8-3 in FIU last 11 games overall.
- FIU are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
This is the first home game of the season for the Rice Owls, and I think they will be very motivated to come out and preform will.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Rice Owls -2.5
I think the Owls offense will look really good early on, and the Panthers will struggle.
That type of performance will lead to the Owls winning and cover the spread.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Rice 24 – FIU 21
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