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Quarterback N'Kosi Perry and the FAU Owls (3-3) travel to play quarterback Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers (4-2) on Thursday night. Both players rank in the top 10 in the conference in passing yards and will look to put on a show. Charlotte aims to stay undefeated at home and improve to 3-0 in conference play. Both these teams have accepted an invitation to the AAC at a future date, but will play this matchup as Conference USA members.  

Kickoff from Jerry Richardson Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. Caesars Sportsbook lists FAU at -6.5, up 1.5 points from the opening FAU vs. Charlotte odds. The over-under for total points is set at 57. Before making any Charlotte vs. FAU picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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 almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 8 of the 2021 season on a 22-9 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on FAU vs. Charlotte and released its coveted picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Charlotte vs. FAU:

  • FAU vs. Charlotte spread: FAU -6.5
  • FAU vs. Charlotte over-under: 57 points 
  • FAU vs. Charlotte money line: Charlotte +205, FAU -250 
  • FAU: The under is 7-0 in FAU's last seven games vs. a team with a winning record 
  • CLT: The 49ers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight conference games
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Why FAU can cover

The Owls have one of the top passing defenses in Conference USA. They allow 173.5 yards through the air and have snagged six interceptions on the year. Senior cornerback Zyon Gilbert is sixth on the team in total tackles with 23, including 14 solo. Gilbert has made plays on the ball, swatting away five passes and coming down with two interceptions.

Redshirt sophomore safety Teja Young is fourth on the team in total tackles with 31. Young has also caught two interceptions while recording three pass breakups. Reynolds has done a great job taking care of the ball for Charlotte, only throwing three interceptions. The FAU defense hopes to bait Reynolds into a couple of mistakes on Thursday night. 

Why Charlotte can cover 

The 49ers have two receivers with 400-plus yards on the season. Sophomore Grant DuBose leads Charlotte with 29 receptions for 466 yards and four touchdowns. DuBose had two big-time games on the season so far. Against Duke, DuBose reeled in four passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 4 against Middle Tennessee, he caught nine passes for 114 yards and another two scores. DuBose is a weapon downfield and averages a team-high 16 yards per reception.

Redshirt senior Victor Tucker is the second-leading receiver on the 49er offense with 432 yards on 31 receptions with two touchdowns. Tucker also went off against Duke and MTSU. He combined for 13 catches with 241 yards. This dynamic duo for Charlotte has flashed big-play abilities on multiple occasions. 

How to make FAU vs. Charlotte picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 51 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's FAU vs. Charlotte picks at SportsLine

So who wins FAU vs. Charlotte? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.