Florida International Panthers at Florida Atlantic Owls Point Spread Pick - Odds - Free NCCAF Prediction

November 18, 7:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
FAU -14

It’s the renewal of one of the Conference USA’s most potent rivalries. The Florida International Panthers (6-3) will settle Sunshine State bragging rights when they take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (7-3) at FAU Football Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. The contest is a primetime affair set to kick off on Saturday, November 18th, 2017at 7:00 PM ET. The game will be broadcasted on local markets with C-USA TV. This contest is one of significance for both parties be that FAU will win the Conference USA East with a victory. This rivalry is about as balanced as it gets. The last four contests between both parties was split two victories per side. Last year’s meeting was a hard-fought battle as the Panthers hosted the Owls and left with a 33-31 win.

Florida International Panthers at Florida Atlantic Owls Overview

The two teams enter on contrasting notes. For FIU, the Panthers were stunned at home when a double-digit underdog Old Dominion up-ended the Panthers in its own stead. This result is likely influencing this market heavily. The Owls continue to look impressive and enter this feud on the heels of 48-23 victory against a typical Conference USA blue blood, Louisiana Tech.

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Florida Atlantic at Florida International Betting Trends

  • Florida Atlantic is 6-0 SU in their previous six matches.
  • Florida Atlantic is 7-2 ATS in their previous nine contests overall.
  • Florida International is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings between the two.
  • Home Team is 5-2 ATS in the previous seven contests between both sides.

Public Money Consensus

In the early stages, we have seen the public smother the Owls. The public has weighed in heavily and likes the Owls in this situation as they are willing to spot the points with FAU. As a result, we have seen some lines trend upward by half of a point in some markets already.

Florida International Panthers at Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction

Rivalry games produce the unexpected. Thus, on many occasions you can throw out the point spread be that it is irrelevant to both participants in the contest. This is certainly the case here. For the first time perhaps in the history of this feud, the stakes may be more than just bragging rights. A win for Florida International keeps their C-USA East hopes alive if FAU were to stumble once again in their follow-up at Charlotte. For FAU, the Owls win the division if they knock off their arch nemesis. However, FAU is looking to avenge last year’s bitter defeat and there is no reason to suggest they won’t be able to do so. The amount of lumber that is required is questionable. After all, Florida International was spotting double digits last week and now they are taking back such a cushion this week. All because of one result. What we have here is a classic overreaction and sets up a prime fade opportunity against the Owls.

Free Pick: 
Take Florida International +14