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College Football Betting Preview: FIU Panthers vs. Jacksonville St Gamecocks
October 25, 2023
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will travel to Miami, Florida to face the Florida International Panthers at Riccardo Silva Stadium in a battle of two Conference USA teams in week 9 of the college football season with the game airing on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network.
Jacksonville State enters this game with a record of 6-2 following a 20-17 win at home against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers while covering the 7.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 8 of the college football season. The Gamecocks scored 20 points while compiling a total of 487 yards offensively which included 222 passing yards and 265 rushing yards while allowing 17 points and 339 total yards defensively which included 250 passing yards and 89 rushing yards. Zion Webb led the team in passing, completing 22 of 39 attempts for 218 yards and an interception while also leading the team in rushing with 149 yards and a touchdown on 28 attempts. P.J. Wells led the team in receiving, catching five of ten targets for 53 yards.
The Florida International Panthers enter this game with a record of 4-4 following a 33-27 double-overtime win on the road against the Sam Houston State Bearkats while covering the 6-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 8 of the college football season. Keyon Jenkins led the team in passing, completing 26 of 38 attempts for 190 yards and a touchdown while adding 18 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Kejon Owens led the team in rushing with nine carries for 60 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for seven yards. Kris Mitchell led the team in receiving, catching eight of 12 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Jacksonville State Gamecocks listed as 8-point favorites on the road against the Florida International Panthers on Wednesday evening in week 9 of the college football season. These teams have only played each other once before this matchup with the game resulting in a 19-10 win for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks as well as a 10-point cover as an underdog by winning the game outright. Jacksonville State is 5-2-1 ATS overall, 1-1-1 ATS on the road, 2-0-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Florida International Panthers are 4-4 ATS overall, 1-3 ATS at home, 4-2 ATS as an underdog, and 2-3 ATS in conference games on the year.
Jacksonville State is one of the better teams in Conference USA this season and is in 2
place in the conference while Florida International only has one win in their five conference games this season. The Gamecocks are the better team at covering the spread going 5-2-1 ATS overall and 3-1-1 ATS in conference games while FIU is 4-4 ATS overall and 2-3 ATS in conference games which is why I am laying the 8 points when the Jacksonville State Gamecocks travel to face the Florida International Panthers on Wednesday evening in week 9 of the college football season.
Spooky Express Pick: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -8
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