North Texas Mean Green (0-1) vs. Florida International Panthers (1-1)
North Texas Mean Green vs. Florida International Panthers 9/9/23 – On September 9, 2023, the North Texas Mean Green (0-1) will lock horns with the Florida International Panthers (1-1) at the Riccardo Silva Stadium. Scheduled for a 6:30 PM ET kickoff and broadcasted on ESP+, this game is shaping up to be an intriguing battle.
The Mean Green’s ground game is currently being led by Isaiah Johnson. With 34 rushing yards on 6 attempts, Johnson is averaging a notable 5.7 yards per carry. The air assault is backed up by the talented Ja’Mori Maclin. Despite having just 4 receptions, Maclin has racked up an impressive 122 yards, averaging a stunning 30.5 yards per reception and securing 2 touchdowns.
The Panthers’ ground offense is driven by Shomari Lawrence, who has been exceptional thus far. On 22 attempts, Lawrence has accumulated 165 rushing yards, with a spectacular average of 7.5 yards per attempt, also securing a touchdown. In the receiving department, Kris Mitchell has been Jenkins’ go-to target, boasting 10 receptions for 203 yards, which translates to 20.3 yards per reception and a couple of touchdowns. Check out our free week 2 football picks for more insights.
North Texas Mean Green vs. Florida International Panthers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Riccardo Silva Stadium|
Stone Earle QB vs. Keyone Jenkins QB
Stone Earle of North Texas presents a mixed bag. With 12 completions out of 19 attempts, he’s passed for 174 yards. His completion rate stands at 63.2%, showcasing his efficiency in finding his targets. He’s also maintained a good yards-per-pass average of 9.2. However, Earle has faced pressure, being sacked twice and throwing 2 interceptions. Despite these setbacks, he still maintains a respectable passer rating of 171.1.
Keyone Jenkins of Florida International, on the other hand, has been busier with 15 completions out of 30 attempts, totaling 292 passing yards. Although his completion rate of 50% indicates some inconsistency, his average yards-per-pass at 9.7 suggests his attempts are more ambitious. Jenkins has experienced his fair share of challenges, with 3 sacks and an interception but still boasts a commendable passer rating of 147.1.
Odds/Point Spread: North Texas Mean Green -515, Total Odds: 52
North Texas Mean Green is favored, evident by a spread of -13 at odds of -115 and a moneyline of -515. Meanwhile, Florida International are the underdogs with a spread of +13 (-105) and a moneyline of +410. The total is set at 52 points.
North Texas Betting Trends
Recent trends for North Texas are somewhat disheartening for their supporters. They’re 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and also 1-4 SU. Although their record has seen them go over the total in 5 of their last 6 games, it’s notable that the total has gone under in 4 of their last 5 away games against Florida International. However, they have a commendable 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games, and their history against Conference USA opponents is strong, with an 11-3 ATS record.
Florida International Panthers Betting Trends
Florida International’s trends don’t paint a promising picture. With a record of 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games and 1-5 SU in their last 6, their form has been shaky. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games against North Texas. They also have a concerning home game record, with 4-12 SU in their last 16 games at Riccardo Silva Stadium. Their performance against Conference USA opponents is especially concerning, with a 0-5 SU streak.
North Texas Mean Green vs. Florida International Panthers 9/9/23 Betting Picks
Considering the recent form, player performances, and betting trends, North Texas, despite their recent woes, seem to have the edge, especially with the strong ATS trends on the road and against Conference USA teams. Florida International, while showcasing potential with players like Lawrence and Mitchell, appears to be struggling to convert potential into wins, especially against Conference USA opponents. Despite being the underdogs, Florida International is expected to put up a fight, but the Mean Green should have enough firepower to secure the win by a reasonable margin. For more insights, check out our best free sports analysis.
Free Pick and Prediction: North Texas Mean Green will win 28-17.