Charlotte (2-5) will be aiming for its first winning streak of the season when it hosts Florida Atlantic (3-4) in an American Athletic Conference battle on Friday night. The 49ers snapped a five-game losing skid with a 10-7 win at East Carolina last week, putting together a dominant defensive performance. FAU won two straight games earlier this month before losing to UTSA in a 36-10 final last week, falling below the .500 overall mark this season. That was also the Owls’ first conference loss of the season, so they are one game back of Tulane, SMU and UTSA atop the AAC standings.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The Owls are 3.5-point favorites in the latest SportsLine consensus Charlotte vs. FAU odds, while the over/under is 43.5 points. Before making any FAU vs. Charlotte picks or bets, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine football expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL, college football and DFS expert for SportsLine, who has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His background as a former college football All-American and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the college football landscape and has been cashing in big for the last two years.
Kaylor has been red-hot all season, going 33-12-2 on his college football best bets for SportsLine this season so far. Anyone who has followed his picks is way up.
Now, he has set his sights on FAU vs. Charlotte and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Kaylor’s picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Charlotte vs. FAU:
- FAU vs. Charlotte spread: FAU -3.5
- FAU vs. Charlotte over/under: 43.5 points
- FAU vs. Charlotte money line: FAU -175, Charlotte +148
- CHA: RB Jalon Jones has 447 yards and 4 TDs.
- FAU: WR LaJohntay Wester has 66 catches for 636 yards and 3 TDs.
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Why Florida Atlantic can cover
On paper, FAU is undoubtedly the more talented team in this AAC matchup. The Owls, led by former Texas and Houston head coach Tom Herman, still have an excellent chance at earning a bid to a bowl game, and a win over Charlotte on Friday will put them two games away from accomplishing that feat.
FAU has had some issues on the defensive side of the ball, but the Owls should have little trouble moving the ball against Charlotte’s defense. The Owls are paced by quarterback Daniel Richardson (1,044 yards, 5 TDs), running back Larry McCammon III (472 yards, 4 TDs), and wide receiver LaJohntay Wester (66 receptions, 636 yards, three TDs). See which team to pick at SportsLine.
Why Charlotte can cover
Charlotte is coming off one of its best outings of the season, dominating East Carolina on the defensive side of the ball in a 10-7 final. The 49ers controlled more than 41 minutes of possession while holding the Pirates to just 127 total yards. Senior quarterback Jalon Jones led Charlotte with 144 passing yards, 127 rushing yards and a touchdown, averaging nearly five yards per carry.
The 49ers have been able to play close games due to their defense and rushing attack, covering the spread in four of their last six games. FAU is 3-14 in its last 17 road games, and it is coming off a miserable performance against UTSA. The Owls managed just 162 total yards in the 36-10 loss, which does not bode well against Charlotte’s strong defense. See which team to back at SportsLine.
How to make Charlotte vs. FAU picks
Kaylor has analyzed this matchup from every angle and he’s leaning Under on the point total. He has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins FAU vs. Charlotte on Friday, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Charlotte vs. FAU picks, all from the expert who has covered college football for over a decade and is 33-12 on his best bets in 2023, and find out.