NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida Atlantic vs. Florida International
Florida Atlantic Owls vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds
The Florida International Golden Panthers will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Florida Atlantic Owls at U.S. Century Bank Arena in NCAA basketball action.
Florida International will face the 11-13 Owls, who own a 7-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Panthers are 5-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Owls are 8-9 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Panthers sit at No. 248 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 193 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Panthers will win this game 66-64.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida International's No. 242-rated squad against Florida Atlantic's No. 150-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida International rates No. 86 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 143 nationally with 6.4 per match.
Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 177-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Florida International, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 73-56 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Florida Atlantic got 17 points from Stefan Moody but lost anyway, 73-56, to Middle Tennessee on Saturday at FAU Arena.
Florida International was a 76-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Florida International got 17 points from Malik Smith en route to a 76-73 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday at U.S. Century Bank Arena.
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After playing Middle Tennessee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing North Texas are 4-6
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Owls at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
Florida Atlantic is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Florida International is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Florida International is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Florida International is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic at South Alabama, Saturday, February 9
Florida International at North Texas, Saturday, February 9