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NCAA hoops odds preview - Southern Miss vs. Florida Atlantic

Southern Miss Golden EaglesFlorida Atlantic Owls
24-5March 02, 2014, 02:00 | FAU Arena10-19



The Florida Atlantic Owls hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles pay a visit to FAU Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 17-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Owls are 11-12-1 ATS. Southern Miss is 14-11 on the totals; Florida Atlantic is 10-13-1.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Florida Atlantic sat as 7.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Owls sit at No. 162 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 21 on the same chart.

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In their last action, Southern Miss was a 78-66 winner at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Miss got 20 points from Matt Bingaya en route to a 78-66 victory over Florida International on Thursday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 72-64 loser as they battled Tulane on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Pablo Bertone scored 28 points for Florida Atlantic on Wednesday, but the Green Wave managed a 72-64 victory over the Owls at Devlin Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 120 in NCAA hoops at 35.52 per game. Contrast that with Florida Atlantic’s No. 56 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida Atlantic is the No. 108-ranked team in the country at 6.45 per game, while Southern Miss rates No. 184 at 5.38 per game.

Next up:
Southern Miss at Tulane, Thursday, March 6th
Florida Atlantic at Florida International, Thursday, March 6th

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