Charlotte 49ers vs FIU Panthers

Charlotte vs. FIU Odds, Picks, Predictions: The Bet to Make for Friday’s College Football Matchup

Charlotte vs. FIU Odds

Charlotte Odds -3.5
FIU Odds +3.5
Moneyline -185 / +150
Over/Under 61.5
Time 7 p.m. ET
TV CBS Sports Network
Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute college football odds here.

The Charlotte 49ers travel down to Miami to take on the Florida International Panthers in a Conference USA showdown Friday night.

Charlotte has had a sneaky good season, hoisting a 3-2 record. It defeated Duke to open the season and hung tough with Illinois last time out. The Niners also beat Gardner Webb and Middle Tennessee, thanks to the heroic efforts of quarterback Chris Reynolds.

Florida International played in three consecutive bowl games before last year’s 0-5 debacle. It started this season with a dominant 48-10 win over Long Island University. Since then, it’s lost four in a row by an average margin of 17.5 points. The Panthers will attempt to stop the bleeding and find their first conference victory at home.

Both offenses hold a significant edge against in Havoc rating over the opposing defenses, and there is value to be had in this matchup.

Charlotte vs. FIU Betting Preview

Charlotte Offense

Charlotte’s offense is reliant on the arm of Reynolds. He has thrown for 11 touchdowns to three interceptions while averaging 8.4 yards per passing attempt.

Grant DuBose is the top receiving target for Reynolds. DuBose has two separate games in which he accumulated over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

The offense owns a rush rate of 57% and has continued to feed its trio of running backs. Calvin Camp has emerged as the most effective of the three, averaging 6.0 yards per carry and contributing two touchdowns this season.

The 49ers should find plenty of success against an FIU defense that ranks outside the top 100 in Rushing Success, explosive plays, and Havoc rating.


Charlotte Defense

The Charlotte defense has allowed 7.2 yards per play against FBS opponents this year, which ranks 125th in the nation.

The 49ers rank 13th in Passing Success Rate. But they’ve yet to face a team with a competent air attack like the one they’ll see in this game.

Charlotte has been awful against the run, where it sits near the bottom in the nation in Success Rate. It’s allowed a horrid 6.2 yards per rushing attempt and over 250 yards per game.

Senior defensive end Markees Watts has been a force on the outside and leads the team in sacks for the second straight season.

The 49ers haven’t been able to keep teams out of the end zone, ranking 126th in Finishing Drives