Charlotte at Florida Atlantic: 8/27/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Charlotte at Florida Atlantic: 8/27/22 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Atlantic Owls (0-0) vs Charlotte 49ers (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm (FAU Stadium)

Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic Owls -5.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls will host the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday Night from FAU Stadium in this season opening Conference USA matchup from Boca Raton, Florida. The weather is expected to be 85 degrees and partly cloudy. FAU has won the last three meetings head-to-head and has dominated this match up in recent history.

The Florida Atlantic Owls welcome back eight offensive starters and six on defense. The team ranked sixth, one spot below Charlotte with 400.1 total yards per game last season, and 10th scoring 25.6 ppg. The Florida Atlantic Owls defense was ninth with 409.8 yards allowed per game and fifth with 25.8 ppg allowed

Former Miami Hurricane, N’Kosi Perry will be starting for the Florida Atlantic Owls for the second straight season. Perry led the Owls with 2,771 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He also rushed for four touchdowns and 104 yards.

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They add Jamie Pettway, who played at Missouri that last two seasons, and Morven Joseph coming over from Tennessee on the defensive line for the Florida Atlantic Owls

The Charlotte 49ers finished the season 5-7 straight-up and this year are predicted to finish 7th out of 11th. They were fifth in Conference USA averaging 404.1 yards per game last season, and led with 253.7 passing yards per game. The scoring average of 27.2 ppg was good for ninth out of 14 teams last season. The defense allowed 465.9 yards per game which was second to last in CUSA, and the 39.7 ppg allowed was dead last.

Expected to start at quarterback is super senior Chris Reynolds. Reynolds has been in the Charlotte 49ers program since 2017 with time as a redshirt. Last season Reynolds completed 63.9% of his passes for 2,680 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns.

The 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Owls are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The under is 6-2 in 49ers last 8 games on grass and is 5-2 in Owls last 7 conference games. The Florida Atlantic Owls should easily win and cover the number here.

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