Florida Atlantic vs. Southern Miss - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-4) at Florida Atlantic Owls (8-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm (FAU Stadium)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -8.5 -- Over/Under:
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at FAU Football Stadium.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have split their last six road games. Jack Abraham is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,147 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Abraham has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Quez Watkins and Tim Jones have combined for 1,785 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jaylond Adams has 48 receptions. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 128 yards per contest, and Kevin Perkins leads the way with 543 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing 25.2 points and 354.9 yards per game. Ky'el Hemby leads the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles with 84 tackles, Terry Whittington has 6.5 sacks and D.Q. Thomas has three interceptions.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look for another win to end the season on a five-game winning streak. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won three of their last four home games. Chris Robison is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 2,973 yards, 19 touchdowns and four interceptions. Robison has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Harrison Bryant and Deangelo Antoine have combined for 1,512 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Tavaris Harrison has 30 receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 155 yards per contest, and Malcolm Davidson leads the way with 570 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Florida Atlantic is allowing 24.3 points and 393.9 yards per game. Akileis Leroy leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 83 tackles, Leighton McCarthy has five sacks and Meiko Dotson has six interceptions.
The Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Owls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Owls last 8 home games. The under is 4-0 in Golden Eagles last 4 games overall.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a road underdog. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games as a home favorite. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have the offensive firepower to make this game interesting and have shown they can win on the road. However, the Florida Atlantic Owls are making a push for a possible C-USA title and usually beat up on even competition under coach Lane Kiffin. Outside of a loss to Marshall, FAU has rolled this conference all season long. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Owls at home.