Owls open as college hoops underdog vs Hoosiers
Florida Atlantic Owls vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Florida Atlantic Owls at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in NCAA basketball action.
The Hoosiers are 10-1 so far on the season, and 7-2 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 5-6 and 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 4-2-1 and the Owls go 3-1 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back visiting Florida Atlantic before tip-off in this one found them as 33-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hoosiers, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Owls, who rate No. 195 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 100-68 victory for the Hoosiers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 94 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 per game. That compares with Indiana’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana is college basketball's No. 54-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Owls rate No. 88 with 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida Atlantic was a 69-68 loser in its last match at home against Stetson. Florida Atlantic suffered a 69-68 loss against Stetson on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Greg Gantt in a losing effort at FAU Arena.
Indiana was a 93-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Mount St. Mary's. They covered the 30.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hoosiers and Mountaineers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Mount St. Mary's was handed a 93-54 defeat on Wednesday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Troy are 3-7
After playing Stetson are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Owls at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Florida Atlantic at Troy, Thursday, December 27
Indiana home to Jacksonville, Friday, December 28