Thursday, December 7, 2023

Jacksonville State vs. FIU odds, line: 2023 college football picks, Week 9 predictions from proven model

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks aim for their fifth victory in six games when they visit the FIU Panthers on Wednesday in a Conference USA contest. Jacksonville State (6-2, 4-1) had its three-game winning streak snapped by Liberty on Oct. 10 but bounced back with a 20-17 triumph over Western Kentucky last week. FIU (4-4, 1-4) also is coming off a win as it defeated Sam Houston 33-27 on the road in double overtime to end its three-game slide.

Kickoff at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Gamecocks are 8-point favorites in the latest Jacksonville State vs. FIU odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 46.5. Before making any FIU vs. Jacksonville State picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, it has generated a stunning profit of well over $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Jacksonville State vs. FIU and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for FIU vs. Jacksonville State: 

  • Jacksonville State vs. FIU spread: Gamecocks -8
  • Jacksonville State vs. FIU over/under: 46.5 points
  • Jacksonville State vs. FIU money line: Gamecocks -319, Panthers +250
  • JSU: The Gamecocks are 5-2-1 against the spread in their first season in FBS
  • FIU: The Panthers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home conference games
  • Jacksonville State vs. FIU picks: See picks at SportsLine 
  • Jacksonville State vs. FIU live stream: fubo (try for free)

Why Jacksonville State can cover

The Gamecocks possess one of the top defenses in Conference USA as they lead all teams with 25 sacks and rank second with 11 interceptions. They also are third-best on third down, allowing opponents to convert only 33/1% of the time. Jacksonville State has recorded 11 sacks and seven takeaways while allowing only 4.2 yards per play on third down, all of which are first in the conference.

Chris Hardie and Kamari Stephens lead the team with 3.5 sacks apiece while fellow junior defensive lineman Curley Young Jr. and senior defensive back Kolbi Fuqua each have 2.5. Ten different players have recorded an interception for Jacksonville State, with junior cornerback Kekoura Tarnue registering a pair. The Gamecocks are third in the conference with 17 takeaways and have forced a turnover in seven of their eight games this season. See which team to pick here.

Why FIU can cover

The Panthers ended their three-game overall losing streak and eight-game slide in conference play last week with a 33-27 triumph at Sam Houston in double overtime. Keyone Jenkins ran for a touchdown and ended his four-game drought by throwing a scoring pass to junior wideout Kris Mitchell in the second OT for the win. Jenkins is tied with sophomore running back Kejon Owens for the team lead with five TD runs and needs one more to break the school record for a freshman quarterback set in 2017 by Alex McGough.

Jenkins has had a scoring run in five straight contests and can match the FIU mark for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown by any player held by Darriet Perry (2009). Mitchell’s touchdown catch last week was his fifth of the season, tying him for first in the conference. He also leads Conference USA and ranks 11th in the nation with 711 receiving yards after amassing 545 over the previous three campaigns. See which team to pick here.

How to make Jacksonville State vs. FIU picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 47 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 70% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine

So who wins Jacksonville State vs. FIU, and which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the FIU vs. Jacksonville State spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of well over $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out. 

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