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Charlotte vs. FIU - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
FIU Golden Panthers (7-3) at Charlotte 49ers (4-6)
Date & Time Saturday November 17, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN3
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CFB | FIU Golden Panthers (7-3) at Charlotte 49ers (4-6)
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The Charlotte 49ers host the FIU Golden Panthers in a week 12 CUSA college football matchup.

The Florida International Golden Panthers have been on a roll with wins in five of six after downing UTSA 45-7 as a ten point road favorite. Florida International outgained the Roadrunners 454-245 and intercepted four passes and returning one for a touchdown.

Golden Panthers quarterback James Morgan was dominant completing 19-29 for 291 yards and three touchdowns while rushing four times for a loss of ten yards.

Shawndarrius Phillips was the top FIU runner with 64 yards on ten touches with Napoleon Maxwell and Christian Alexander each running for scores.

Austin Maloney caught a pair of passes for 76 yards and Tony Gaiter IV and CJ Worton recorded seven yard and 12 yard TD’S.

The Charlotte 49ers have generally been tough score on but that wasn’t the case in a 30-13 defeat at Marshall in week eleven. Charlotte limited Marshall to 325 yards and recovered a fumble but could only manage 185 yards.

The 49ers air game was hit or miss with quarterback Evan Shirreffs hitting 8-18 for 74 yards while running eight times for a loss of nine yards and a score.

Benny LeMay was the only Charlotte runner of note with 70 yards on 14 totes while Rico Arnold was the only 49ers receiver to catch more then one pass with 49 yards on four receptions.

FIU Golden Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and over is 4-0 in FIU Golden Panthers last 4 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game and over is 5-0 in FIU Golden Panthers last 5 games in November. Charlotte 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on turf and Charlotte 49ers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and Charlotte 49ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game. 

Charlotte has played some good defense but I am going with Florida International who has been able to score…

Pick:
FIU -5.5

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