The FIU Panthers will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas at noon ET on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Both teams are coached by former Power Five head coaches and have had some success in recent years. Both are off to 1-2 starts on the season. Central Michigan tested itself early in the year with Missouri and LSU in nonconference play and lost both games, while FIU is coming off a loss to Texas Tech.
This is the first time the programs have met and FIU is 1-6 in its last seven games against the spread, while Central Michigan is 12-6 against the number in its last 18. The Chippewas are favored by 10 points in the latest Central Michigan vs. FIU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 55.5. Before entering any FIU vs. Central Michigan picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Central Michigan vs. Florida International. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Florida International vs. Central Michigan:
- Central Michigan vs. FIU spread: Central Michigan -10
- Central Michigan vs. FIU over-under: 55.5 points
What you need to know about Central Michigan
CMU took a tough 49-21 loss to the LSU Tigers last Saturday. Central Michigan's defeat came about despite a quality game from wide receiver JaCorey Sullivan, who caught five passes for one touchdown and 114 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Sullivan's 78-yard TD reception in the first quarter.
Sullivan has been a game-breaker this season with 15 catches for 250 yards and four touchdowns through the first four games. Dallas Dixon has also been solid with 13 catches for 170 yards and two scores. That duo could be tough to cover for an FIU defense that gave up 404 passing yards and four passing touchdowns last week.
What you need to know about FIU
Meanwhile, FIU lost 54-21 to the Texas Tech Red Raiders last Saturday. Max Bortenschlager had a tough day, completing just 12 of 27 pass attempts. However, he did throw for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat.
D'Vonte Price was limited to just 51 yards in the loss, but he did rush for a touchdown and he's now gone for 327 yards and four rushing touchdowns in three games. Look for the Panthers to try to establish Price early to open up the play-action passing game for Bortenschlager.
How to make FIU vs. Central Michigan picks
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