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NCAA hoops odds preview - Middle Tennessee vs. Florida Atlantic

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersFlorida Atlantic Owls
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | FAU Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds

19-4TEAM RECORD11-12

Middle Tennessee travels to Florida Atlantic on Saturday, hoping to boost its 19-4 record with a victory over the Owls.

The Owls sport records of 11-12 and 7-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Raiders have 19-4 and 9-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9 for the Owls and 8-10 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Owls in this one found them listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blue Raiders was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 182 (Owls) and the No. 29 (Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-62 result in favor of the Blue Raiders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida Atlantic's No. 138-rated squad against Middle Tennessee's No. 92-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida Atlantic rates No. 139 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 269 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Middle Tennessee was a 66-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida International. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 66-64 win over the Golden Panthers on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Raymond Cintron at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Florida Atlantic was a 76-71 winner in its last match at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Florida Atlantic earned a 76-71 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, getting 19 points from Greg Gantt at FAU Arena.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After playing Florida International are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida International are 4-6
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Blue Raiders at Owls trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida Atlantic
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida Atlantic
Middle Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida Atlantic's last 12 games when playing Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Arkansas State, Thursday, February 7
Florida Atlantic at Florida International, Thursday, February 7