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NCAA Basketball Odds: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

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Florida Atlantic Owls
Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:00 PM ET
FAU Arena

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Florida Atlantic Owls try to run the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers off the court at FAU Arena in college hoops action.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers opened as -3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Atlantic Owls sit at 7-7 (4-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are currently 10-5 (7-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Florida Atlantic is 1-3 OU, and Western Kentucky is 4-2 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Florida Atlantic Owls rated this week at No. 261 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 167.

How Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Atlantic has the nation's No. 228-rated offensive output, at 62.07 PPG. The visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense ranks No. 147 allowing on average 66.13 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Florida Atlantic Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Kentucky got 24 points and 13 rebounds from George Fant en route to a 72-65 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.

Florida Atlantic was run off the court by the Blue Raiders on Saturday as Middle Tennessee routed them 82-58 at Murphy Center.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Odds Trends

Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Western Kentucky is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Western Kentucky
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Florida International, Saturday, January 17th
Florida Atlantic at Marshall, Saturday, January 17th

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