ATS Picks: North Texas vs Charlotte College Football Picks, Predictions 10/10/20
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Charlotte 49ers (0-2) at North Texas Mean Green (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Apogee Stadium)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +2 -- Over/Under: 68.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and the North Texas Mean Green meet Saturday in college football action from Apogee Stadium.
Charlotte enters this one at 0-2 on the season. The 49ers fell to Appalachian State 35-20 in their opener, and then lost a tough one to Florida Atlantic 21-17 last weekend. As for the Mean Green, they’re 1-2 thus far. North Texas beat Houston Baptist in their first game, but then got blown out by SMU by 30 on September 19 and lost to Southern Miss 41-31 last weekend. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
Charlotte coughed up a ton of production to Appalachian State, allowing 512 total yards and a whopping 29 first downs. the 49ers were just 4-of-15 on third and fourth downs in that one as well. The Florida Atlantic game went better, though Charlotte coughed up 21 points in the third quarter. That frame evaporated the Niners’ 10-point lead.
In the loss to the Owls, Charlotte QB Chris Reynolds posted 314 yards and a touchdown, while Tre Harbison had 17 carries for 49 yards and a score. Victor Tucker led the receivers with 118 yards off nine grabs, and Cameron Dollar had five catches fo 96 yards and a TD.
Over on the North Texas side, they stormed out of the gate with 57 points versus Houston Baptist, and have kept the offensive production going with 66 points in two games since. Trouble is, the Mean Green have been hemorrhaging points on the other side, giving up at least 31 in each game and a whopping 106 over their last pair.
In the loss to Southern Miss last weekend, North Texas QB Austin Aune had 339 yards with two touchdowns. DeAndre Torrey managed 82 yards and a TD to lead the rushers, and Deonte Simpson had five catches for 113 yards and a TD. Jaelon Darden also had a nice game with 13 grabs for 104 yards and a score.
The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in the last six conference games and 7-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Charlotte is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games in October and 4-1 in their last five games overall.
Meanwhile, the Green are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games. North Texas is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 after an ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six games on turf.
PICK: I’m going to stick with North Texas in this one. The Mean Green have shown some pretty nice capabilities on offense, but really need to tighten the screws on the other side. Charlotte doesn’t exactly have a ton of firepower to put up points, but with a permissive North Texas defense we could see a pretty high-scoring game here. Still, I think the Green have control of this one, barring a meltdown.