Maryland, 1-0, battles Florida International, 0-1, this Friday, Sept. 9. The game takes place at FIU Stadium in Miami, FL. Kick-off is at 7:30 pm ET.
Maryland is 0-1 ATS after failing to cover a -50 point spread versus Howard in their first game of the season. Florida International is 0-1 ATS after losing 13 to 34 to Indiana as a +10-point home dog in their first game of the season.
A Closer Look at How To Bet Maryland Terps and Florida International Golden Panthers
Maryland opened as a 9.5-point betting favorite. They have since climbed to a 10.5-point favorite. Since 72% of the public believes Maryland will cover the 10.5-point spread, the Terps could end up as -11.5 to -13 point favorites before kick-off.
If you are betting the money line straight up, Maryland pays $100 on $455 while FIU pays $225 on $100. The over/under is 57.5 points.
What: Maryland Terrapins (1-0) at Florida International Golden Panthers (0-1)
When: Friday, September 9, 2016
Kick-off: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Miami, FL
Stadium: FIU Stadium
Spread: Maryland -10
Moneyline: MD -455 vs FIU +225
Game Total: 57.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Maryland vs Florida International
Bet on Maryland at -10.5 Because…
Maryland didn’t cover a -50 point spread…but it was a -50 point spread. Maryland dominated Howard, like they were supposed to, up until the fourth quarter when the Terps had a 45 to 0 lead. At that point, Maryland pulled their starters from both sides of the football. Howard scored 2 out of the last 3 touchdowns, which led to the final 52 to 13 score. Maryland could have beaten Howard 70 to 0 if they hadn’t pulled their starters.
Bet on Florida International at +10.5 Because…
Some powerful trends favor Florida International. The Panthers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. They are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. Maryland is 1-12 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I think that Maryland ends up winning the game. But be careful. I only think that the Terps beat Florida International by around 12 points. The Panthers have a much better offense than what it showed versus Indiana. The Hoosiers embarrassed Florida International in that game.
I have to believe that the Panthers will come to play. Their defense won’t do enough to keep Maryland from scoring close to 40 in this game. But their offense should do enough to keep it somewhat close. I don’t think the Panthers lose the game by more than 12 points, which is very close to the 10.5-point spread.