At the beginning of the 2019 college football season is an intriguing matchup of Group of Five bowl teams. Both Florida International and Tulane have emerged as quality G5 programs that are on the upswing. Each is coming off a bowl game in 2018. Additionally, these schools have two of the best coaches for betting on college football. Butch Davis of Florida International and Willie Fritz of Tulane have overcome their respective challenges. For this reason, their opening night matchup will garner| plenty of gambling attention. Concurrently the Panthers and Green Wave look improved for 2019
Florida International Panthers vs. Tulane Green Wave
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 29, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Florida International vs. Tulane TV Coverage:||ESPN3|
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Florida International vs. Tulane Overview
Last year was a breakout season for the Green Wave and Fritz. Tulane finished with betting on college football Record of 7-6 straight up, 6-7 against the spread, and 4-9 under the total. By reason of a 41-24 bowl win over UL Lafayette was the season celebrated. Tulane posted their first bowl win since 2002. In the same way did Florida International go 9-4 straight up, 10-3 vs. the line and 8-5 over the total. FUI scored a 35-32 bowl win and payout over Toledo. It was the Panthers second straight bowl campaign under Davis.
A Green Wave Rising?
Tulane has all the makings of a program that is on the rise. Namely head coach Willie Fritz would be the reason why. He has methodically improved the team with records of 4-8, 5-7, and 7-6. However, team metrics did not reflect that offshore bookmaker reality in 2018. Tulane finished 82nd for scoring offense and 73rd for points allowed. Defensively the Green Wave could come to the fore as among the best. RB Darius Bradwell (1134 YDS, 5.6 YPC, 11 TD) powers the attack. QB Justin McMillan (138.7 RTG, 10 TD, 4 INT) returns to trigger the offense.
By contrast, the offense was betting on college football strength for the Panthers. Florida International finished 27th for scoring offense and 46th for points allowed. Davis has recruited at a high level which means FIU will not lack for skilled players. As a result, speed and athleticism will be a regular advantage for them. Quarterback James Morgan (65% COMP, 2727 YDS, 26 TD, 7 INT, 157.6 RTG) impressed and has an upside. WR Austin Maloney (20.3 YPC, 5 RD) will be a top target. RB Napoleon Maxwell (684 YDS, 5.3 YPC, 7 TD) is another key weapon.
Florida International and Tulane Betting Trends
Florida International is:
- 2-3-1 against the spread as a road dog
- 7-1 over the total getting points away from home
- 1-0 straight up, against the spread, over the total against Tulane
- 1-4 against the spread as a home chalk
- 6-3 over the total laying points at home
Betting on College Football SEC Outlook
In this situation, Florida International has all of the looks of a live dog with a bite. As a matter of fact, the wrong team may well be favored here.
FIU vs. Tulane Betting on College Football Pick: Florida International
FIU vs. Tulane Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Florida International 31, Tulane 17
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