Charlotte vs Florida Atlantic Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 0 Game (Aug 27)
Charlotte vs Florida Atlantic Week 0 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Charlotte 49ers (0-0, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (0-0, 0-0 C-USA)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: FAU Stadium — Boca Raton, FL
Week 0 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Charlotte 49ers and Florida Atlantic Owls. After winning four of their first six games in 2021, the 49ers went on to lose five of their final six to close out the campaign. Defensive coordinator Greg Brown was brought in after Charlotte gave up 36.2 points per game (No. 116).
Funny enough, the Owls likely want to forget about their last campaign too. Things looked promising after a 5-3 start, only for Florida Atlantic to go 0-4 down the stretch. The good news is that FAU has last year's 38-9 victory over Charlotte giving the school a boost ahead of this Week 0 matchup.
Charlotte vs Florida Atlantic Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLT: (+240) | FAU: (-290)
Spread: CLT: +7.5 (-115) | FAU: -7.5 (-105)
Total: 58.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Florida Atlantic enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 58.5, which is one of the highest of this week's college football projected totals.
Charlotte vs Florida Atlantic Prediction & Pick
The Charlotte-FAU rivalry has been somewhat one-sided ever since the schools first met in 2015. The Owls have won five of their seven all-time head-to-head matchups against the 49ers. Furthermore, FAU is on a three-game winning streak over Charlotte, outscoring the 49ers 104-53 over that stretch.
I fully expect the Owls to continue their dominance over the 49ers, who still need to prove that their defense can be better under Brown. Those improvements can take time to kick in, which is why I'm riding with FAU here.
Final Score Prediction: Florida Atlantic : 36 | Charlotte: 18
Charlotte vs Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
- Charlotte is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- Florida Atlantic is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against C-USA schools.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Charlotte's last 11 games against C-USA schools.
- The total has hit the over in five of Florida Atlantic's last seven season openers.
Charlotte vs Florida Atlantic Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Even though FAU doesn't have the best spread history against C-USA schools, I do expect the Owls to cover as 7.5-point favorites. Florida Atlantic's average win margin against Charlotte is 16 points, which is a trend that could continue after how bad the 49ers' defense was last fall.
Bet: Over Florida Atlantic -7.5 (-105)
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