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FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats 10/18/2023 NCAAF Week 8 Betting Picks, Odds and Preview

FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats 10/18/2023 – It’s a battle of two teams seeking their first conference victory as the Florida International Panthers (FIU) and the Sam Houston State Bearkats go head-to-head in a matchup that promises to be a hard-fought contest. FIU comes into this game with a 3-4 overall record but is winless in Conference-USA play, while Sam Houston State sits at 0-6 for the season and 0-3 in conference games. The NCAAF picks and predictions are updated online with every detail of this entertaining game.

FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats 10/18/2023

When:Wednesday, October 18, 2023 7:00 PM ET
Where:Elliott T. Bowers Stadium
FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats 10/18/2023
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FIU’s recent struggles continued when they faced the UTEP Miners, resulting in a 27-14 loss. This marked their third consecutive defeat after a promising three-game winning streak. The Panthers managed to accumulate 363 yards of total offense but allowed the Miners to gain 441 yards in return.

Keyone Jenkins, FIU’s quarterback, has thrown for 1,474 yards this season, with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Panthers’ leading rusher is Shomari Lawrence, who has 388 yards and three touchdowns to his name. The standout receiver for FIU is Kris Mitchell, with 636 yards and four touchdown receptions. On the defensive end, linebacker Donovan Manuel is the anchor, leading the team with 72 tackles. FIU’s defense has made 12 quarterback sacks and intercepted five passes.

Sam Houston’s Struggle

On the other side, the Sam Houston State Bearkats remain winless, holding an overall record of 0-6, including a 0-3 record in Conference-USA games. Their most recent defeat came at the hands of New Mexico State, resulting in a 27-13 loss. In this game, the Bearkats could only muster 367 yards of total offense while allowing 458 yards to their opponents.

The Bearkats’ quarterback, Keaton Shoemaker, has thrown for 1,016 yards this season, with six touchdowns and five interceptions. The leading rusher for Sam Houston State is John Gentry, who has gained 141 yards. The top receiver is Noah Smith, with 308 yards and three touchdown receptions. On the defensive side, linebacker Trevor Williams leads the team with 71 tackles. The Bearkats’ defense has made seven quarterback sacks and intercepted two passes.

NCAAF Latest Odds: SAMHO -5 ; O/U 39.5

While Sam Houston State may be the favorites to secure their first win of the season in this matchup, the betting trend points toward the UNDER. The UNDER has hit in five of FIU’s last seven games and in five of Sam Houston State’s last seven. The Bearkats have struggled offensively, ranking last in the nation in scoring with an average of just 11.2 points per game. However, their defense has held up well, allowing an average of 24.7 points per game, which ranks 66th.


FIU Panthers Betting Trends

Florida International are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International’s last 7 games.
Florida International are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games.
FIU are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Florida International are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International’s last 5 games played in week 8.

Sam Houston Betting Trends

Sam Houston State are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sam Houston State’s last 7 games.
Sam Houston State are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.

FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats Betting Picks

For FIU, this game is an opportunity to break their losing streak in Conference USA and get back on track. Meanwhile, Sam Houston State will be looking to notch their first victory of the season and gain some much-needed momentum. Both teams will be giving their all to secure a win and improve their respective standings. College football fans won’t want to miss this matchup as the Panthers and Bearkats clash on the gridiron. The free NFL betting picks are updated online, and the Bearkats are predicted to win this game and cover the spread at the top sportsbook.

Score Prediction: Bearkats 20, Panthers 13.