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Florida International Golden Panthers vs Troy Trojans Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Trojan Arena Thursday as host Troy looks to handle the Florida International Golden Panthers in NCAA hoops action.
Supporters of the Golden Panthers have watched them go 13-11 and 9-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 10-15 and 14-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 8-9-1, while the Golden Panthers have a 7-9 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans - Golden Panthers odds would favor the Golden Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Troy is rated No. 308 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida International is at No. 240. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-62 win for the Golden Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Panthers is ranked No. 247 in NCAA hoops at 33.1 per game. Contrast that with Troy’s No. 249 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Troy is the No. 118-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Florida International rates No. 88 at 7 per game.
Defensively, Florida International features the nation's No. 253-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida International was a 77-67 loser on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Tymell Murphy scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Panthers to a win (they lost 77-67 to North Texas at The Super Pit on Saturday).
Troy lost its last outing, a 93-41 result against Middle Tennessee on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 17.5-point underdog. Troy was run off the court by the Blue Raiders on Saturday as Middle Tennessee routed them 93-41 at Murphy Center.
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After playing North Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing North Texas are 4-6
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Golden Panthers at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games when playing on the road against Troy
Florida International is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Troy is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida International
Troy is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida International
Troy is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida International
Florida International home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 16
Troy home to North Texas, Saturday, February 16