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College Football Betting Preview: Charlotte 49ers vs. FAU Owls
October 27, 2023
A pair of AAC teams will face each other on Friday night in week 9 of the college football season when the Florida Atlantic Owls travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte 49ers at Jerry Richardson Stadium with the game airing at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN 2.
The Florida Atlantic Owls enter this game with a record of 3-4 following a 10-36 loss at home against the UTSA Roadrunners while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread in week 8 of the college football season. Florida Atlantic scored 10 points while compiling a total of 162 yards offensively which included 142 passing yards and 20 rushing yards while allowing 36 points and 437 total yards defensively which included 261 passing yards and 176 rushing yards. Daniel Richardson led the team in passing, completing 19 of 34 attempts for 142 yards and two interceptions. Larry McCammon III led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 30 yards while adding four receptions for 33 yards. Je’Quan Burton led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 68 yards.
Charlotte enters this game with a record of 2-5 following a 10-7 win on the road against the East Carolina Pirates while covering the 6-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 8 of the college football season. The 49ers scored 10 points while compiling a total of 323 yards offensively which included 144 passing yards and 179 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 127 total yards defensively which included 88 passing yards and 39 rushing yards. Jalon Jones led the team in passing, completing 11 of 18 attempts for 144 yards and an interception while also leading the team in rushing with 127 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts. Colin Weber led the team in receiving, catching one of two targets for 40 yards.
BookMaker has the Florida Atlantic Owls listed as 4-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte 49ers on Friday night in week 9 of the college football season. Florida Atlantic has won six of the eight games all-time including the previous four meetings in a row while Charlotte is 4-3-1 ATS all-time while the Owls are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-4 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS on the road, 1-2 ATS as a favorite, and 2-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Charlotte 49ers are 4-3 ATS overall, 0-3 ATS at home, 2-2 ATS as an underdog, and 2-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
Florida Atlantic has been the better team this season and in the series winning six of the eight games all-time including the previous three meetings in a row while going 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The 49ers have not covered the spread in any of their home games this season going 0-3 ATS at home. Lay the points with the Florida Atlantic Owls when they travel to face the Charlotte 49ers on Friday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Florida Atlantic Owls -4
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