Caneled: Charlotte vs Florida International College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/5/20

Caneled: Charlotte vs Florida International College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/5/20 Photo by Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports

Florida International Panthers (0-5) at Charlotte 49ers (2-3)

College Football: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Stadium)

The Line: Charlotte 49ers -8 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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This game has been canceled.

The Florida International Panthers and Charlotte 49ers meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

The Florida International Panthers need a win here to rebound from an 0-5 record. The Florida International Panthers haven’t won a road game since November of 2018. Max Bortenschlager is completing 45.8 percent of his passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Bortenschlager and Stone Norton have combined for five touchdowns. Rivaldo Fairweather and Bryce Singleton have combined for 315 receiving yards and two touchdowns while JJ Holloman has eight receptions. The Florida International Panthers ground game is averaging 156.4 yards per contest, and D'vonte Price leads the way with 581 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, FIU is allowing 32.4 points and 422.8 yards per game. Richard Dames leads the Florida International Panthers with 36 tackles, Davon Strickland has three sacks and Rishard Dames has one interception.

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The Charlotte 49ers haven’t played since Halloween and need to get back to a .500 record. The Charlotte 49ers have won four straight home games. Chris Reynolds is completing 58.2 percent of his passes for 1,100 yards, six 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 534 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Cameron Dollar has nine receptions. The Charlotte 49ers ground game is averaging 168 yards per contest, and Tre Harbison III leads the way with 257 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 31.6 points and 416.2 yards per game. Tyler Murray leads the Charlotte 49ers with 42 tackles, Romeo McKnight has 1.5 sacks and Ben DeLuca has one interception.

The Panthers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 7-1 in Panthers last 8 games overall. The over is 9-4 in 49ers last 13 home games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

It's hard to back either of these teams with confidence, as neither side has looked good when they've been on the field and they've both had numerous games canceled due to COVID-19. The Florida International Panthers have played just three games since October 23 and Charlotte hasn't played since getting waxed on Halloween by Duke. With that said, Charlotte has been the better team of the two and has at least shown flashes offensively. FIU has been horrible on both sides of the ball all season long and is 1-4 ATS along with the winless record.

Give me Charlotte by double digits.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte 49ers -8

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

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