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Last Updated Jul 28, 2022, 09:02 PM

2022 FAU Owls Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions


The Owls of FAU had a good start to the season, and a rough ending. The team struggled in early-season losses at Florida and at Air Force, and also suffered an ugly 31-14 loss at UAB, the conference favorite. However, the team also scored impressive wins against Georgia Southern, FIU and Charlotte by 29 or more points. This was a team sitting at 5-3 in late October, but November was one of the more forgettable months in team history.

The Owls suffered four double-digit losses at home against Marshall, on the road against Old Dominion and Western Kentucky, and at home against a bad Middle Tennessee team. It cost the team a shot at bowl eligibility. Bettors fading FAU down the stretch were big fans, though, as the Owls were 0-5 ATS across the final five outings.

QB N'Kosi Perry is back after completing 60.7% of his passes for 2,771 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions while also running for four more scores. He has a strong and experienced offensive line to work behind, too, and OL Brendan Bordner transfers in from Rutgers to strengthen the unit even more. WRs LaJohntay Wester (65-702-4) and Ja'Quan Burton (27-483-3) are playmakers at Perry's disposal.

In the backfield, RB Johnny Ford was a find, ripping off 6.3 yards per tote, ending up with 831 yards and five scores. He'll be dependable, and he has Nebraska transfer RB Marvin Scott in the backfield when he needs a breather. Ford also has nice hands out of the backfield, going for 23 grabs, 280 yards and two TDs.

The defense folded its tent during the ugly four-game collapse last November, so head coach Willie Taggart hit the transfer portal hard for reinforcements. LB Morven Joseph transfers in from Tennessee, and LB Jamie Pettway arrives from Missouri, looking to give the Owls some elite-level talent. Unfortunately for the Owls, the pass rush and secondary are glaring concerns. S Teja Young is one of the better safeties in the conference, but he needs help.

The early-season schedule is rather favorable, with the first three games winnable, and a home game against UCF will be a good measuring stick. Trips to Purdue and North Texas will be difficult, though. The good news is that FAU gets UAB, the conference favorite, at home, and they avoid a meeting with another league fave, UTSA. Marshall is now gone from the league, too, taking away one more hurdle. The Owls finish up with revenge games against Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

OVER win total bettors will be excited with what could be a 3-0 start, but if FAU is tripped up by Charlotte or at Ohio, it will be rather ominous. With a 3-0 start, this is a team which could get to six or seven wins, as the pieces are in place. Side with the OVER, and hope for a hot start.

Best Bet: FAU OVER 5.5 Wins (-150)


  • Sat., Aug. 27 - vs. Charlotte
  • Sat., Sept. 3 - at Ohio
  • Sat., Sept. 10 - vs. SELA
  • Sat., Sept. 17 - vs. UCF
  • Sat., Sept. 24 - at Purdue
  • Sat., Oct. 1 - at North Texas
  • Sat., Oct. 15 - vs. Rice
  • Sat., Oct. 22 - at UTEP
  • Sat., Oct. 29 - vs. UAB
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - at FIU
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - at Middle Tennessee
  • Sat., Nov. 26 - vs. Western Kentucky


  • Over 5.5 (-150)
  • Under 5.5 (+130)



Many of the talking heads consider UAB and UTSA to be the cream of the crop in the conference, but FAU should be right there nipping at their heels, and the Owls benefit by not playing the Roadrunners in the regular season. FAU has the talent on offense to make a run, but the defense is a concern in many areas. Still, for a chance to multiply your initial stake by seven, the Owls are worth a roll of the dice here in their last season in CUSA before pulling up stakes and moving to the AAC.



I have to tell you something. I went to school at FAU, and I am not being biased here. The Owls have a legitimate shot to win the national women's golf and beach volleyball. OK, they already accomplished those feats in 2022. The Owls cheer team has also had a proud and storied history. But a national championship in football? Man, I wish, but there is no chance. Save your money.

N'Kosi Perry and the FAU pass offense ranked 52nd in the country in 2021. (Getty Images)


The FAU Owls do not have any Heisman contenders to being the 2022 season.


  • SU: 5-7
  • ATS: 4-7-1
  • O/U: 4-8
  • ATS-Home: 2-3-1
  • ATS-Road: 2-4
  • ATS-Favorite: 3-3-1
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-4
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