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Florida Atlantic Owls take on Hurricanes in college basketball test

Florida Atlantic OwlsMiami Hurricanes
Dec 17, 12:00 PM | BankAtlantic Center

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Miami Hurricanes Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Florida Atlantic when they take on the Hurricanes on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The game is being played at BankAtlantic Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hurricanes are 2-4-1 ATS. Florida Atlantic is 3-5 against the total, while Miami is 3-4 versus the number.

View Florida Atlantic vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Florida Atlantic before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 139 (Hurricanes) and the No. 168 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-66 result in favor of the Hurricanes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Miami’s No. 211 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 57-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Florida Atlantic rates No. 32 at 8.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Atlantic owns the country's No. 159-rated mark, allowing 69.9 points per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 237 in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic was a 75-68 loser in its last match on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 13–point spread as underdogs. Florida Atlantic suffered a 75-68 loss against Mississippi State on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Raymond Taylor in a losing effort at Humphrey Coliseum.

Miami was a 77-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs. The Hurricanes endured a 77-66 loss at the hands of the Mountaineers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Malcolm Grant at WVU Colliseum.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Mississippi State are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 4-2
After playing West Virginia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Owls at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Miami is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Harvard, Thursday, December 22
Miami at Charlotte, Thursday, December 22