LINE: Florida Atlantic -6.5
ATS PICK: Florida Atlantic
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How’s this for analysis?
Florida Atlantic should be a touchdown better than Charlotte, just because.
No one knows quite what this FAU team is going to be, so the line settled in at around around 6.5 and hasn’t moved – if feels like the world set the number on a guess.
There are a whole slew of changes on the Owls, from head coach Willie Taggart, to a new starting quarterback in former Indiana transfer Nick Tronti, to wholesale changes across the board.
We have yet to see FAU play, and Charlotte’s only appearance was a strong 35-20 loss to Appalachian State.
Talent-wise, Florida Atlantic shouldn’t have a problem with this. The team still has a whole lot of excellent players back from the Lane Kiffin era, and despite what Florida State fans might think, Taggart is a strong coach who has had plenty of time to prepare for the home opener.
Appalachian State ran for 308 yards and four scores against the 49ers. FAU isn’t going to get too crazy here – run, and run some more. Winning by a touchdown isn’t asking for a lot.