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NCAA Basketball Odds: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida International Golden Panthers

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

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Florida International Golden Panthers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:00 PM ET
U.S. Century Bank Arena

The Florida International Golden Panthers will look to improve on a 9-8 record on Saturday when they host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA basketball betting odds action at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida International Golden Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in this one, their betting line was listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Florida International Golden Panthers are 9-8 overall and 3-5-2 ATS, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 11-5 and 7-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, Florida International boasts a 0-5 on the OU, and Western Kentucky is 5-2.

The Florida International Golden Panthers sit at No. 304 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sit at No. 132 on the same chart.

How Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida International Golden Panthers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Florida International's No. 227-ranked scoring average of 62.29 PPG, against a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense rated No. 169 and allowing 67.31 PPG. The Florida International Golden Panthers FG% has averaged 44.64% to date this season, more than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers shooters have managed so far (44.12% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

T.J. Price scored 27 points for Western Kentucky on Thursday, leading the Hilltoppers to a 88-85 win over Florida Atlantic at FAU Arena.

Florida International earned a 66-62 victory over Marshall on Thursday, getting 19 points from Dennis Mavin at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida International Golden Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Florida International
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Western Kentucky's last 10 games when playing Florida International
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
Florida International is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Florida International is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing Western Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida International's last 10 games when playing Western Kentucky
Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to Texas El Paso, Thursday, January 22nd
Florida International at Old Dominion, Thursday, January 29th

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