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The FIU Panthers will take on the Texas State Bobcats at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Riccardo Silva Stadium. FIU is 1-0 after dispatching of Long Island University in Week 1, while Texas State is 0-1 after falling to Baylor. The Bobcats finished third in the West Division of the Sun Belt last year, while FIU finished sixth in Conference USA's East Division. This will be the first-ever meeting between the programs.

The Panthers are favored by two-points in the latest FIU vs. Texas State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 55. Before entering any Texas State vs. FIU picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 2 of the 2021 season on a 63-45 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns. 

Now, the model has set its sights on FIU vs. Texas State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Texas State vs. FIU:

  • FIU vs. Texas State spread: FIU -2
  • FIU vs. Texas State over-under: 55 points
Featured Game | FIU Panthers vs. Texas State Bobcats

What you need to know about FIU

The Panthers were fully in charge last Thursday, breezing past the LIU Sharks 48-10 at home. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point FIU had established a 38-10 advantage. The game was a great way to wipe away the stench of last season as the Panthers went 0-5 during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.

The Panthers are led by a couple of fifth-year seniors in QB Max Bortenschlager and RB D'Vonte Price. Bortenschlager, in his second year with FIU after transferring from Maryland, threw for a career-high of 266 yards along with two touchdowns in the opener. Price is also coming off a career-high of three rushing scores, and he also added 165 yards on the ground which was the second-most of his career.

What you need to know about Texas State

Meanwhile, Texas State came up short against the Baylor Bears last Saturday, falling 29-20. QB Brady McBride had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered. Despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions with only 4.55 yards per passing attempt.

Texas State has now gone 3-17 over its last 20 games entering Saturday's matchup. The biggest culprit for its dismal record has been the defense, which allowed the second-most yards per game last season (494.9). The Bobcats will have to get more out of its pass defense versus FIU as Texas State had zero sacks and zero interceptions last week against Baylor.

How to make FIU vs. Texas State picks

The model has simulated FIU vs. Texas State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Texas State vs. FIU? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks.