Florida International vs. Miami Total Pick

Florida International vs. Miami, 9/20/18 Predictions & Preview

Can No. 21 Miami be strong enough on defense to hit a low total when the Hurricanes host Florida International on Saturday at 3:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

327 Florida International at 328 Miami

Saturday, September 22, 2018

3:30PM ET – Hard Rock Stadium

TV: ESPNU

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Miami is the favorite in this game, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -26.5 points against Florida International. The over/under total for the game is listed at 56 points. The public betting for this game currently is split at 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

FIU with back-to-back wins

Florida International has picked up back-to-back wins after suffering a 38-28 loss to Indiana to open the season. The Golden Panthers are 3-0 against the spread while going 2-1 with the over this year.

FIU is having a strong year on offense, averaging 39.7 points and 450.7 yards per game this season, including 230 rushing yards per game. Defensively, the Panthers are giving up 27.3 points and 428 yards per contest. James Morgan has thrown for 548 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense while Shawndarrius Phillips is leading the backfield with 249 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Miami back on track

After losing to LSU 33-17 to open the season, the Hurricanes have looked good the last two weeks by picking up a 77-0 win over Savannah State and a 49-24 win at Toledo. Miami is 2-1 against the spread as well while hitting the over in all three games.

The Hurricanes have been pretty sound on defense this year, allowing just 19 points and 236 yards per game. That includes just 99.3 rushing yards per contest. Offensively, Miami is putting up 47.7 points and 436.3 yards per contest. Quarterback Malik Rosier has thrown for 595 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for five scores. DeeJay Dallas is the leading rusher for Miami with 196 yards. As a team, the Canes are putting up nearly 200 yards per game on the ground. Jeff Thomas has caught 11 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns to lead the receivers.

College Football Betting Trends

Florida International

FIU is 4-1-1 with the over in its last six games against ACC opponents and 13-5 with the over in its last 18 against a winning team.

Miami

Miami has hit the over in four straight non-conference games, but hit the under in six of its last seven against Conference USA opponents.

Prediction:

Miami has been much improved on offense since facing LSU and that should continue this week against a poor FIU defense. The Panthers are going to struggle with the Miami speed and that should lead to a pretty high point total from the Canes. FIU can muster some points as the game gets out of hand to hit this total, which seems pretty low.

 

College Football Prediction: FIU/Miami Over 56

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