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Owls take on Golden Eagles in Week 12 contest

Florida Atlantic Owls Southern Miss Golden Eagles
3-6 November 16, 2013, 12:30 | MM Roberts Stadium 0-9



The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic on Saturday, with the host Golden Eagles trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 1-8 ATS. Florida Atlantic is 4-5 on the totals; Southern Miss is 5-4.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Golden Eagles - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Southern Miss is rated No. 123 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Owls sit at No. 75. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 20--4 win for the Owls.

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Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 34-17 winner as they battled Tulane at home. Florida Atlantic covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 121-ranked offense (12.78 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 70 at 27.11 PPG. The Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 231.44 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (170.44 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 95-rated road run defense, allowing 209.5 yards per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, ranks No. 125 in rushing offense at home.

A few Owls at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Southern Miss is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Miss is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Southern Miss is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Florida Atlantic at New Mexico State, Saturday, November 23rd
Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, November 23rd