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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers NCAA College Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on EA Diddle Arena Saturday as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to beat the odds vs the Florida Atlantic Owls in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -12-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Atlantic Owls will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 3-8-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 5-6 ATS. Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-9 on betting the total; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 223 and the Florida Atlantic Owls sitting at No. 324.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Florida Atlantic is ranked No. 245 in NCAA basketball at 32.13 per game. Contrast that with Western Kentucky's No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Kentucky is the No. 101-ranked team in the country at 7.53 per game, while Florida Atlantic rates No. 215 at 5.6 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida Atlantic was run off the court by the Thundering Herd on Thursday as Marshall routed them 90-67 at Cam Henderson Center.

The Hilltoppers endured a 75-72 loss at the hands of the Golden Panthers on Thursday, despite a 25-point effort from Justin Johnson at EA Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
  • Western Kentucky is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Florida Atlantic
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic home to Southern Miss, Thursday, January 14th
Western Kentucky at Rice, Thursday, January 14th

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