UTSA Roadrunners (3-3) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3)
As Week 8 of college football unfolds, we’re set to witness a clash between two teams with identical records: the UTSA Roadrunners and the Florida Atlantic Owls. Both teams sit at an even 3-3, making this matchup particularly significant in setting the tone for the latter half of their seasons. With their upcoming game at FAU Stadium, fans eagerly await the outcome, while bettors seek the latest free college football tips.
The Roadrunners have been quite a force, especially when it comes to offensive plays. Particularly noteworthy are their key players Kevorian Barnes and Joshua Cephus. Barnes, with 413 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns, has displayed a knack for finding gaps and breaking away from tackles. On the other hand, Cephus, boasting 441 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, remains a top target for quarterback Frank Harris.
The Owls, not to be underestimated, showcase impressive talents like Larry McCammon and LaJohntay Wester. McCammon has proven to be a dominant force in the running game, amassing 442 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, while Wester stands as a significant receiving threat with 622 yards and 3 touchdowns this season.
UTSA Roadrunners vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 10/21/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET|
Frank Harris QB vs. Daniel Richardson QB
Frank Harris has been the standout performer on offense for UTSA Roadrunners this season, with 88 completions out of 136 passing attempts and 932 passing yards to his name accumulating to an efficiency rating of 134.8 that can attest to this efficiency. Although plagued by three interceptions, Harris’ ability to convert key third-down conversions while working well with wide receiver Joshua Cephus has been impressive. But beyond statistics alone, Harris has added immense value through his football IQ, precision under duress, and rallying his troops during high pressure situations – adding intangible value that cannot be quantified on paper alone.
On the Florida Atlantic Owls sideline, Daniel Richardson has also made waves for Florida Atlantic University. Throwing for 902 yards with a 65.1% completion rate and throwing 47-yard long passes when necessary, Richardson stands out with his strategic depth compared to Harris and has shown great proficiency at taking risks when necessary. But Richardson’s real strength lies in his methodical approach – breaking down defenses with short passes to control game tempo. Furthermore, his wide target distribution, especially wideout LaJohntay Wester connection make him an ominous threat which Roadrunners defense will have difficulty dealing with.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: UTSA Roadrunners -140, Total Odds: 59
With UTSA coming in as slight favorites at -140, the bookies seem to believe in their recent performances, even with both teams holding a 3-3 record. The point total set at 59 suggests that we might be in for a relatively high-scoring game, showcasing the offensive strengths of these two squads.
UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
Recent trends for the Roadrunners show they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games, suggesting a bit of inconsistency in covering spreads. However, they have a strong 13-4 SU in their last 17 games and a notable 11-0 SU against opponents from the Conference USA conference. Their away record is also commendable, having won 12 of their last 16 games on the road.
Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, has an OVER trend in 6 of their last 9 games but has been more defensively solid at home with the total going UNDER in 9 of their last 11 home games. Their 1-4 SU in the last 5 games played in week 8 might be a cause for concern for some bettors.
UTSA Roadrunners vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 10/21/23 Betting Picks
Based on both teams’ recent form and the game being at FAU Stadium, this could be a tight affair. While the Roadrunners are coming in as favorites, the Owls’ home advantage shouldn’t be overlooked.
For those looking for the best picks, considering the tight spread, one might lean towards the Roadrunners due to their recent on-the-road performances. However, given the defensive solidity of the Owls at home, an UNDER on the 59 total might be a worthwhile consideration. Remember, as always, to bet responsibly and use these handicapper’s expert tips as guidance.
Free Pick and Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners 30, Florida Atlantic Owls 27.