(The Spread) – Troy heads to Alfonso Field tonight to take on Florida International in Tuesday night college football action.

Odds: Oddsmakers have installed the host Golden Panthers as 6.5-point favorites over the Trojans, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 55 points. Troy enters the game with a 1-5 record on the year and a 2-4 mark against the spread, while Florida International is 4-3 overall and 3-4 against the number.

Line Movement: The Golden Panthers opened as 6.5-point favorites at the Las Vegas Hilton and while the spread briefly dropped to 6 points earlier today, it’s back up to 6.5. The over/under total has dropped slightly from 55 to 55.5.

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Public Betting: Of the 9,000-plus wagers on today’s game, 81% of college football public bettors currently favor Florida International. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link provided to ensure that you’re viewing the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

College Football Free Pick: Take Florida International. According to latest college football trends, the Trojans are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine conference games. They’re also 0-5 ATS in their last five games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. While the Golden Panther offense doesn’t have a ton of explosion, they shouldn’t find it too hard to move the ball on a Troy defense that ranks 113th in the nation. The Trojans are allowing 460 yards and nearly 35 points per game this season.


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