Maryland Terrapins vs. FIU Golden Panthers Betting Betting Preview & Free Picks – September 9, 2016

Published September 9, 2016.
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Matchup: Maryland Terrapins vs. FIU Golden Panthers
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, September 9, 2016
Where: FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida
Odds: Terrapins -10.5 / Golden Panthers +10.5
Over/Under: 56.5

The Maryland Terrapins will be looking to build on a victory in coach DJ Durkin’s debut as they take on the Florida International Golden Panthers Friday night. The Terrapins opened as an 9-point favorite but the line has moved accordingly with 70 percent of the money on the visitors and we have also seen the total move a fair amount from the opener of 60 points on September 5.

Can The Golden Panthers Bounce Back?

FIU opened the season with a 34-13 loss against Indiana as a 10-point dog. Golden Panthers coach Ron Turner was not happy with the performance and junior quarterback Alex McGough was picked off three times, of which two were brought back for touchdowns. The team is 5-2-1 ATS in its last eight games following a straight up loss but 0-4 ATS in its last four versus Big Ten teams.

Maryland off an easy win

Maryland had a much more comfortable opener as it defeated Howard 52-13 as a 50-point favorite. Perry Hills (14-of-19 for 126 yards) and the other two quarterbacks put the ball in the air just 20 times but six different Maryland running backs scored touchdowns. The Terrapins are in a bit of a look ahead spot with a matchup at UCF on Sept. 17, but they’re 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss.

Totals Trends

As for the totals the over is 6-0 in Terrapins last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in their last five games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. The over is 9-1-1 in Golden Panthers last 11 games following a straight up loss and 8-1-1 in their last 10 home games.

Our Picks – Maryland -10.5 and Over 56.5 points

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