Florida Atlantic Owls vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Stephens Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.
The Trojans sport records of 12-9 and 10-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 10-10 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-3-1 for the Trojans and 6-7 for the Owls.
The Trojans were listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at GTbets, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 168 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 180 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-64 victory for the Trojans.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 136 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Arkansas-Little Rock’s No. 208 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arkansas-Little Rock is the No. 253-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Florida Atlantic rates No. 111 at 6.8 per game.
Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Arkansas-Little Rock, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida Atlantic was a 61-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Florida Atlantic suffered a 61-59 loss against North Texas on Saturday, getting 22 points from Greg Gantt in a losing effort at FAU Arena.
Last time out for Arkansas-Little Rock, they were a 59-54 winner as they battled Western Kentucky on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Trojans got 14 points from Josh Hagins as Arkansas-Little Rock ran past Western Kentucky 59-54 on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-4
After playing North Texas are 3-4
After a loss are 6-4
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing North Texas are 3-7
After playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Owls at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 7 games
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic at Arkansas State, Saturday, January 26
Arkansas-Little Rock at North Texas, Saturday, January 26