Temple Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Gasparilla Bowl Odds & Free NCAA Football Expert Picks
Thursday, December 21, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

Temple Favorite to Nab Gasparilla Bowl Vs. Florida International

Temple Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Gasparilla Bowl Odds & Free NCAA Football Expert Picks

Temple Owls (6-6) vs
Florida International Golden Panthers (8-4)

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Watch on: ESPN
Odds: Temple -7
Total O/U: 57½

The Temple Owls will try to maintain their winning form and will look to snap a two-game losing streak in bowl games as they get ready to meet the Florida Intl Golden Panthers in the Gasparilla Bowl with the showdown set to be aired Thursday night on ESPN at 7:00 p.m. ET and live from Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, FL.

The two schools hailing from different conferences will meet for the first time ever. This will be the third straight bowl game for the Owls who lost the last two to Toledo and Wake Forest as favorites in both tilts. They come into this contest having won three of their last 4 games and have covered the line in the three wins.

The Golden Panthers will participate in their first bowl game since they lost 20-10 to Marshall at the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl back in 2011. FIU 8-4, who finished second in the Conference USA East to Florida Atlantic, enters this affair as a 7-point underdog, according to BetOnline Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 57½ points.

Temple Owls vs. Florida International Golden Panthers Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
215 Temple
-7
216 Florida International
53½
 
 
Temple Owls
 
Florida International Golden Panthers
6-6
Won 1
N/A
6-6
24.83
27.67
-2.84
2-4
4-2
6-6
2-4
4-2
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
8-4
Won 2
N/A
6-6
24.27
27.00
-2.73
4-3
2-3
8-4
4-3
4-1

Temple Owls vs. Florida International Golden Panthers Betting Trends & Predictions

Temple:
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple's last 5 games

FIU:
Florida International is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Florida International is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 6 games

The Bottom Line:
The Owls have been inconsistent throughout their season and they will be facing a Golden Panthers’ offense that scored 52 points on average in their last two games. Look for the Panthers to win outright. The Pick: Take Florida International +7 and the over 57½.

Aengus Moorehead NCAAF Predictions: Florida International +7
Total O/U: Over 57½
NCAAF Record: 21-31   /   -13.1 Units

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