South Alabama Jaguars vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
South Alabama pays a visit to Florida Atlantic on Thursday, hoping to send the Owls to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at FAU Arena.
The Owls bring a 2-3 record (0-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-3 Jaguars, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Florida Atlantic go 0-1 so far and the Jaguars go 1-0.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Florida Atlantic sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 256-ranked Owls and the No. 213-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-59 win for the Jaguars on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida Atlantic's No. 310-ranked scoring average of 59 PPG, against a Jaguars defense rated No. 256 and allowing 70.2 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 34.6% to date this season, less than the Jaguars shooters have managed so far (43.3% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 214-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, rates No. 298 in scoring at home.
South Alabama was a 75-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia State. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Augustine Rubit chucked in a team-high 31 points for South Alabama on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 75-73 at GSU Sports Arena.
Florida Atlantic was a 58-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against American. The Owls got 23 points from Greg Gantt as Florida Atlantic ran past American 58-55 on Saturday at FAU Arena.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida International are 5-5
After playing Georgia State are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-3
After playing American are 1-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Jaguars at Owls trends to consider:
South Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida Atlantic
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games when playing South Alabama
Florida Atlantic is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing South Alabama
Florida Atlantic is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Florida Atlantic is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing South Alabama
South Alabama at Florida International, Saturday, December 1
Florida Atlantic home to Arkansas State, Saturday, December 1