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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Owls underdogs vs Blue Raiders at Florida Atlantic

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Florida Atlantic Owls
15-7 February 06, 2014, 07:00 | FAU Arena 8-14



Middle Tennessee 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 are 8-14 so far on the season, and 8-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Raiders, meanwhile, are 15-7 and 9-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida Atlantic go 5-11-1 and the Blue Raiders go 7-10 on the totals.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Blue Raiders were listed as -2-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 185 and the Blue Raiders at No. 54 heading into this contest.

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Middle Tennessee was a 64-48 winner in its last match at home against Old Dominion. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders got a 20-point performance from Shawn Jones, who added 10 rebounds, as Middle Tennessee ran past Old Dominion 64-48 on Saturday at Murphy Center.

Florida Atlantic won its last outing, a 65-57 result against Marshall on February 1. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Florida Atlantic got 20 points from Pablo Bertone en route to a 65-57 victory over Marshall on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida Atlantic's No. 212-ranked offense, averaging 67.18 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 55 at 66.05 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 42.86% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.65% per game.

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Florida International, Saturday, February 8th
Florida Atlantic at UAB, Saturday, February 8th