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Owls face Troy Trojans: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Florida Atlantic OwlsTroy Trojans
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Trojan Arena

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Troy Trojans Odds

6-12TEAM RECORD6-10

The Troy Trojans host Florida Atlantic on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-10 mark against the 6-12 Owls in college hoops action at Trojan Arena.

The Trojans currently sports a 6-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Owls are 6-12 and 9-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Trojans produce a 5-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Owls have gone 4-12 against the number.

View Florida Atlantic vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Troy is rated No. 206 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida Atlantic is at No. 187. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-65 win for the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 214 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Troy’s No. 78 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Troy is college basketball's No. 5-ranked team at 9.5 per game, while the Owls rate No. 93 with 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 67-54 result against Middle Tennessee on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Greg Gantt scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 67-54 to Middle Tennessee at FAU Arena on Saturday).

Last time out for Troy, they were a 75-60 loser as they battled South Alabama at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Trojans endured a 75-60 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Saturday, despite a 10-point effort from R.J. Scott at Trojan Arena.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida International are 3-7
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-4
After playing South Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Owls at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Troy
Florida Atlantic is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Troy's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Troy's last 10 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Troy is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
Troy is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Florida Atlantic

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Florida International, Saturday, January 21
Troy home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, January 21

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