North Texas at FIU: 11/20/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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FIU Panthers (1-9) vs North Texas Mean Green (4-6)
Game Info: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Riccardo Silva Stadium)
Betting Odds: FIU Panthers +10 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Texas Mean Green and FIU Panthers face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at FIU Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in 2014, North Texas came away with the 17-14 victory.
The North Texas Mean Green come into this game with a 4-6 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against UTEP they were outscored 10-3 in the 4th quarter, but they still came away with the three point victory. North Texas is averaging 24.9 points while their defense is giving up 30 points per game. Under center for North Texas is Austin Aune who has thrown for 1,428 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions. DeAndre Torrey has also rushed 207 times for 997 yards and eight touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the FIU Panthers who sit with a 1-9 record and they have gone 3-7 against the spread. In the last game against Middle Tennessee, the defense really struggled giving up 50 points, and that led to the 40 point loss. FIU is averaging 22 points while their defense is giving up 39 points per game. Under center for FIU is Max Bortenschlager who has thrown for 2,537 yards, 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Tyrese Chambers and Bryce Singleton are the top two receivers both sitting with over 700 yards receiving.
North Texas is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games. FIU is 8-20 against the spread in their last 28 games overall. FIU is 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 games overall. North Texas is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against FIU. The favorite is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings.
Even though North Texas is on the mound, they are going to find plenty of success. FIU’s defense is an issue and it’s going to be a problem again in this game. Look for North Texas to run up the score, FIU is going to have no answer, and North Texas will cover the spread. In therms of the total, I like the over to hit.