Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks face Florida Atlantic Owls: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at FAU Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.
Supporters of the Warhawks have watched them go 3-13 and 7-7 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 10-12 and 7-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 6-9, while the Warhawks have a 7-5 mark.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Warhawks were listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 182-rated Owls and the No. 326-ranked Warhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 61-53 result in favor of the Owls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 265 nationally ranked offense (63.5 points per game) against a Warhawks defense that sits as the No. 249 at 69.6 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Warhawks have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisiana-Monroe owns the country's No. 213-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, rates No. 229 in scoring at home.
Louisiana-Monroe was a 71-64 loser in its last match at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Louisiana-Monroe got 21 points from Amos Olatayo but lost anyway, 71-64, to Troy on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 63-38 result against Arkansas State on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. Florida Atlantic was run off the court by the Red Wolves on Saturday as Arkansas State routed them 63-38 at ASU Convocation Center.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-8
Before playing Florida International are 2-4
After playing Troy are 2-6
After a loss are 3-7
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-5
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-6
After playing Arkansas State are 5-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Warhawks at Owls trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Monroe at Florida International, Saturday, February 2
Florida Atlantic home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 2