Florida International vs Miami NCAA Football Week 4 Lines

Florida International vs Miami NCAA Football Week 4

Written by on September 20, 2018

#20 Miami hosts Florida International in a nice inter-state battle on Sep. 8. The Hurricanes bounced back from a Week 1 loss to LSU to cover as a -61 favorite over Savannah State and as a -12 favorite over Toledo. Can Miami make it 3 in a row SU and ATS?

Florida International vs Miami NCAA Football Week 4 Lines

When: Saturday, Sep. 8 at 3:30 pm ETWhere: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FLTV: ESPNURadio: TuneInLive Stream: WatchESPNATS Odds: Miami -26.5 (-110)Over/Under Total Odds: 56.5 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Thunderstorm: 31°C/87°F
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Precipitation: 36%
  • Wind: 10 mph E
  • Cloud Cover: 66%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Florida International is a good bet at +26.5?

Like Miami, Florida International has bounced back with 2 straight wins and covers after a Week 1 loss. Indiana beat FIU 38-28 in the Panthers first game this season, but FIU bounced back with wins over Old Dominion and UMass.Neither of those squads compares to Miami. However, Florida International’s defense showed that it can slow down opposing offenses. If it slows down Miami’s offense, the Panthers should keep this closer than the number.Team StatisticsOffense:
  • Average Score For: 39.7
  • Total Yards: 450.7
  • Pass Yards: 221.3
  • Rush Yards: 229.3
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 27.3
  • Total Yards: 428
  • Pass Yards: 259.7
  • Rush Yards: 27.3

Why #20 Miami is a good bet at -26.5?

Are the Hurricanes a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 4?Miami’s offense was out of sync in the 17-33 loss to LSU. Not only that, but LSU has turned out to be a very good football team. The Baton Rouge Tigers beat Auburn straight up as a big dog in their last.After scoring 77 points against Savannah State, the Canes followed that performance up with 49 points against Toledo. More impressive? Miami held Toledo’s fast strike offense to only 24 points. If Miami’s defense does it’s job, the Canes should dominate Florida International on Saturday.Team StatisticsOffense:
  • Average Score For: 47.7
  • Total Yards: 436.3
  • Pass Yards: 239.7
  • Rush Yards: 196.7
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 19
  • Total Yards: 236
  • Pass Yards: 136.7
  • Rush Yards: 99.3

NCAA Football Betting Trends for Florida International at Miami

  • Florida International is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida International is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida International’s last 8 games
  • Miami-FL is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Miami-FL is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • Miami-FL is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Florida International vs Miami Final Analysis

Florida International shouldn’t stick with Miami in this game. Then again, the Panthers’ defense only yields 27.3 points per game on defense. That total points allowed average is higher because of the 38 points Indiana laid on FIU.The Panthers covered in that loss. Florida International, in fact, is 3-0 ATS this season. Miami is the better team, but the solid Panthers have a ton of points to work with. Florida International should keep it close enough to win against the spread while Miami should beat FIU straight up.NCAA Football Week 4 Pick: Florida International +26.5
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