POSTPONED Charlotte vs FIU College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/17/20

POSTPONED Charlotte vs FIU College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/17/20 Photo by Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

FIU Panthers (0-1) at Charlotte 49ers (0-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Stadium)

The Line: Charlotte 49ers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Florida International Panthers and Charlotte 49ers meet Saturday in week 7 college football action at Jerry Richardson Stadium. THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED

The Florida International Panthers need a win here to prevent their first 0-3 start since the 2016 CFB season. The Florida International Panthers have lost six straight road games. Stone Norton is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 141 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Norton enters this game with 18 career pass attempts under his belt. Bryce Singleton and Sterling Palmer have combined for 102 receiving yards and one touchdown while JJ Holloman has two receptions. The Florida International Panthers ground game is averaging 219 yards per contest, and D'vonte Price leads the way with 260 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, FIU is allowing 33.5 points and 478 yards per game. Richard Dames leads the Florida International Panthers with 16 tackles, Tevin Jones has two sacks and Rishard Dames has one interception.

The Charlotte 49ers look for back-to-back victories to improve to a .500 record. The Charlotte 49ers have won three straight home games. Chris Reynolds is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 744 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Reynolds has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last 13 games. Victor Tucker and Micaleous Elder have combined for 312 receiving yards on 24 catches while Cameron Dollar has seven receptions. The Charlotte 49ers ground game is averaging 173 yards per contest, and Tre Harbison III leads the way with 187 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 25.7 points and 435.3 yards per game. Tyler Murray leads the Charlotte 49ers with 31 tackles, Romeo McKnight has one sack and Ben DeLuca has one interception. 

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The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games, 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 road games. The under is 6-2 in 49ers last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Florida International Panthers have looked flat defensively through two games against below-average competition, and now they have to go on the road to play their toughest matchup yet. The Charlotte 49ers hung around on the road against Appalachian State and Florida Atlantic, and now they get a home game where they've played their best football dating back to last season. Charlotte should have a great deal of success running the football in this contest. Bottom line is FIU hasn't shown us much positives through their first two games.

I'll take Charlotte by a touchdown.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte 49ers -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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