FAU vs. Charlotte odds, spread: 2022 college football picks, Week 0 predictions from model to run 43-31

The FAU Owls have dominated the all-time series against the Charlotte 49ers, winning five of the seven meetings – including each of the last three. FAU looks to extend the streak when it hosts Charlotte on Saturday in the 2022 season opener for both Conference USA teams. The Owls (5-7, 3-5 C-USA) lost their last four games last year but rallied for a 38-9 victory in Charlotte on Oct. 21. The 49ers (5-7, 3-5) also struggled down the stretch in 2021, losing five of their last six contests. This is the last season in Conference USA for both schools as they will join the American Athletic Conference in July 2023.

Kickoff at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. is set for 7:00 PM ET on CBS Sports Network. The Owls are 7-point favorites in the latest FAU vs. Charlotte odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 59. Before making any Charlotte vs. FAU picks or college football predictions, you should see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model simulates each FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated a staggering profit of almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. He also finished the 2021-22 college football season with a 43-31 run in all of college football’s top-rated picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set FAU vs. Charlotte targets and just wrapped up the CFB picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see model selections. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Charlotte vs. FAU:

  • FAU vs. Charlotte spread: Owls -7
  • FAU vs. Charlotte Over/Under: 59 points
  • FAU vs. Charlotte money line: Owls -278, 49ers +222
  • FAU: The Owls scored 28 or more points in each of their wins last season and fewer than 18 in each loss
  • CHA: The 49ers have recorded both of their series wins on the road
  • FAU vs. Charlotte picks: See the picks here.

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Why FAU can cover

The Owls were sixth in the conference in rushing last season with an average of 151.6 yards, but totaled 202 in the win at Charlotte. Johnny Ford led the way with 92 yards on eight carries and also ran for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to cap the scoring. The redshirt junior finished with a game-high 831 yards and five TDs in his first year with the Owls after spending the previous three at South Florida.

FAU also was among the sharpest defensive teams in C-USA last year as it tied for fifth in points allowed (25.8). The Owls averaged 157.6 yards on the ground, but limited the 49ers to just 77 on 32 attempts in last year’s triumph. The defense also made it difficult for Charlotte quarterback Chris Reynolds, who was sacked twice and had several interceptions.

Why Charlotte can cover

It may take some time for FAU’s secondary to come together this season, so Reynolds could have a big performance. The redshirt senior completed nearly 64 percent of his pass attempts last year for 2,680 yards with 26 TDs and nine interceptions. Reynolds was picked off twice in last year’s loss to FAU, but was 22 of 31 for 219 yards and a score.

Charlotte’s top three receivers from last season are back, giving Reynolds plenty of good options. Junior Grant DuBose had 62 receptions last year for 892 yards and a team-high six touchdowns, including one against the Owls. Sophomore Elijah Spencer, who also had six TDs, had 28 catches for 381 yards and redshirt senior Victor Tucker recorded 51 for 639 and two scores.

How to make FAU vs. Charlotte picks

SportsLine’s model is based on total points. In fact, he says no starting quarterback throws two touchdown passes. He has also created an anti-spread pick that cashes more than 60% of simulations. You can get just the Charlotte vs. FAU mock pick at SportsLine.

So who wins FAU vs. Charlotte? And which side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of Charlotte’s back against FAU, all from the advanced model that costs almost $3,600 in his top rated college football picks, and find out.

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