UTSA Road Runners vs. Florida Atlantic Owls - 11/23/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Florida Atlantic Owls at UTSA Road Runners

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Alamodome)

Florida Atlantic Owls -19.0 . Total 57.0

TV: ESPN+

The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to face the UTSA Road Runners for a Conference USA clash.  The Owls are (7-3) on the year, coming off a bye.  The Owls won their previous game 37-7 over FIU.  The Road Runners are (4-6), coming off a 36-17 loss to Southern Mississippi.  

In the Owls win over FIU, Florida Atlantic was guided by running back Malcolm Davidson.  Davidson had 144 yds rushing on 17 carries and 3 touchdowns.  Quarterback Chris Robinson added 298 yds passing on 22 completions, while also throwing 1 touchdown.  The Owls had 579 yds of offense compared to FIU's 304.  The Owls forced 2 turnovers en route to the win. 

The Road Runners were led by quarterback Lowell Narcisse in the loss to Southern Mississippi.  Narcisse completed 21 of 40 for 325 yds, while throwing 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.  Zakhari Franklin added 97 yds receiving on 7 receptions.  The Road Runners gave up 203 yds rushing.  UTSA coughed the ball up twice and had 3 turnovers total in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games.

Owls are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games.

The over is 5-1-1 in Owls last 7 road games.

Road Runners are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.

Road Runners are 3-10-1 ATS vs a team with a winning record.

The under is 3-1-1 in Road Runners last 5 games overall.

The Owls have a potent offense, averaging over 33 points per contest.  This bodes well when facing a UTSA defense that is allowing almost 33 points per game.  The Owls have been great on the road ATS, going 4-0 thus far.  UTSA has a losing record at home and also has a losing record ATS at home.  The Owls rank in the top 50 in defense, while the Road Runners offense have not been putting up points on a quick pace.  I'll take the Owls and this decently large spread on the road.  Final score prediction, Florida Atlantic will win and cover, 42-21.  

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Chris’s Pick FAU -19.0

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