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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Owls of Florida Atlantic hit the hard court against the Red Wolves of Arkansas State.
The Red Wolves currently sports a 11-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9 ATS. The Owls are 10-11 and 7-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Red Wolves produce a 7-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Owls have gone 6-8 against the number.
The Red Wolves were listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 180-rated Florida Atlantic taking on the No. 148-rated Red Wolves in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-64 win for the Red Wolves on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 141 nationally ranked offense (69.1 points per game) against a Owls defense that sits as the No. 190 at 66.6 PPG. The Red Wolves have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Owls have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Atlantic owns the country's No. 192-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Arkansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 155 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 65-62 loser as they battled Arkansas-Little Rock on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Stefan Moody scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 65-62 to Arkansas-Little Rock at Stephens Center on Thursday).
Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 74-67 loser as they battled Troy on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Red Wolves endured a 74-67 loss at the hands of the Trojans on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Cameron Golden at Trojan Arena.
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 4-3
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-1
After a loss are 6-4
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
Before playing South Alabama are 7-3
After playing Troy are 5-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Owls at Red Wolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Arkansas State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Arkansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Arkansas State is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic home to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, January 31
Arkansas State home to South Alabama, Thursday, January 31