South Alabama Jaguars host Florida Atlantic Owls in college basketball action

Florida Atlantic OwlsSouth Alabama Jaguars
Feb 9, 8:30 PM | Mitchell Center

Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

11-14TEAM RECORD13-9

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the South Alabama Jaguars try to run the Florida Atlantic Owls off the court at Mitchell Center in college hoops action.

South Alabama battles the Owls, currently sitting with a 11-14 mark (7-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-8-1 for the Jaguars and 9-9 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Florida Atlantic before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 157-ranked Jaguars and the No. 193-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-63 win for the Jaguars on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 130 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with South Alabama’s No. 57 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Alabama is college basketball's No. 177-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Owls rate No. 149 with 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 284 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic was an 84-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida International. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Owls endured an 84-65 loss at the hands of the Golden Panthers on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Greg Gantt at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

South Alabama won its last outing, a 65-62 result against Troy on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. South Alabama got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Augustine Rubit en route to a 65-62 victory over Troy on Thursday at Mitchell Center.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 6-4
After playing Florida International are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 6-4
After playing Troy are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Owls at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 5 games at home
South Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Alabama is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Florida Atlantic

Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 14
South Alabama home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, February 14

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