Florida Atlantic vs. Miami Pick & Prediction 8/30/13

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Miami Hurricanes are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Friday, August 30th as a part of Week 1 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!

Week 1 NCAA Football Pick: Florida Atlantic Owls @ Miami Hurricanes
Date: Friday, August 30th, 8:00 ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
Week 1 Betting Odds: Miami -31.5
Florida Atlantic vs. Miami Live TV: ESPNU

Don’t you just sort of get the feeling that the Hurricanes are going to have a tough time putting this game totally away early on? Florida Atlantic is sort of a stingy bunch that never gives up in games, and it has to be better than it was last season. The Owls, to their credit, did score 20 points against the Georgia Bulldogs when they went Between the Hedges last year, and they did cover against both UGA and Alabama in consecutive weeks, something that hardly anyone can say. Sure, they were getting 41.5 and 47 points, but that isn’t taking away the accomplishment. Miami meanwhile, farted around with Bethune Cookman last year in what ended up being a 38-10 victory, and the team the year before really never put away the Wildcats until late either in a 45-14 win.

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The Miami offense is going to be based upon running the football quite a bit this year, and that means RB Duke Johnson can expect to see a lot of work for as long as this game is competitive. The truth of the matter though, is that the Canes have to have their eyes fixated on the prize at the end of the tunnel, which would be the game against the Florida Gators next week. This is the Super Bowl of the season for the Owls, and if they can figure out how to get to 14 or so, they should have enough steam to cover this game against such a humongous number.

Florida Atlantic vs. Miami Pick: Florida Atlantic Owls +31.5
Florida Atlantic @ Miami Score Prediction: Miami 38 – Florida Atlantic 14

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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