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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Over Florida Atlantic Owls

The Florida Atlantic Owls will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at FAU Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Florida Atlantic Owls were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Atlantic Owls currently sport a 7-22 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-15-2 ATS. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 19-9 and 12-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Florida Atlantic Owls produce a 13-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have gone 13-14-1 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Florida Atlantic Owls at No. 225 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at No. 76 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Atlantic has the nation's No. 236-rated offensive output, at 66.62 PPG. The visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense ranks No. 95 allowing on average 69.04 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 40.93% so far, less than the Florida Atlantic Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.63% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Middle Tennessee got 21 points from Perrin Buford en route to a 83-74 victory over Marshall on Saturday at Murphy Center.

Nick Rutherford scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 71-63 to Florida International at FAU Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 8-13-2 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida Atlantic's last 10 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at Florida International, Saturday, March 5th
Florida Atlantic at UAB, Saturday, March 5th

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