Free Week 3 Prediction: Wildcats vs Panthers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(0-1) New Hampshire Wildcats vs. FIU Panthers (0-2)
Date: Saturday, September 14th 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: FIU -9.5
NCAA Betting Total: 43.5
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The New Hampshire Wildcats are coming off a brutally disappointing first game against Holy Cross where they dominated the game, but 3 crucial turnovers from the Wildcats proved costly. They will look to bounceback from that season opening loss and pull the upset on the road against the FIU Panthers.
The FIU Panthers had plenty of hype coming into the season and many people expected them to be 2-0.
They are, however, 0-2 on the season after coming off a loss against Western Kentucky where they just could not move the chains going 2-15 on third down in that contest.
New Hampshire Wildcats
The New Hampshire Wildcats don’t have much to be ashamed of in their first game as they had plenty of success against the Holy Cross Crusaders despite losing.
They were really able to get their running game going as they totaled 164 rushing yards on 36 attempts which was good for 4.6 yards per carry.
Doing most of that damage was sophomore runningback Carlos Washington Jr who went for over 100 yards and a touchdown.
The passing game seriously struggled only totaling 203 passing yards in that last game against the Crusaders. The QB time was split between Max Brosmer and Bret Edwards who both struggled equally throwing for around 100 yards and a pick for each.
I would lookout for this Wildcats side to lean more on the run game in this one and try to control time of possession to try and sneak out a road win in a game they are 9.5 point underdogs in.
The defense was decent in that last game and will need to be on top of their game as they face a comparatively tough test in the FIU Panthers compared to last week.
They were not that great against the pass giving up 253 total yards, but were outstanding against the run only giving up 62 yards on 35 attempts.
The FIU Panthers have been so disappointing this year and will need to turn things around quickly to keep this season alive in any capacity.
That last loss was especially brutal being in front of their home fans and having such an anemic passing offense.
Sophomore QB Kaylan Murray led that passing attack which only managed to get 66 total yards on 5-18 passing in a performance I can’t imagine being much worse.
The coaching staff did have their hands tied, however, as senior starting QB James Morgan was injured with about 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
That was likely the deciding factor in the game as the backup was clearly not ready for his opportunity. It should be noted that Morgan did come back in the 4th quarter, but was obviously still injured and looked ineffective.
One of the few bright spots from FIU in that WKU game was the running game which which went for over 150 yards, but the team has yet to establish a bell-cow running back instead opting to spread the ball around.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- New Hampshire is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- New Hampshire is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International’s last 6 games at home
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
There is likely to be a ton of rain in this game and I thoroughly expect both of these sides to concentrate on the run games. The wind is likely to be a factor here further hurting the passing game so I can see tons of time being ripped off the clock by constant running.
Look for this one to go under the 43.5 even though it is a very low line.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 43.5
Take the under this Saturday and cash in on what is likely to be a war of attrition.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: New Hampshire 7 – FIU 21
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