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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersFlorida Atlantic Owls
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | FAU Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds


Middle Tennessee travels to Florida Atlantic on Saturday, hoping to boost its 16-2 record with a victory over the Owls.

The Owls sport records of 6-11 and 9-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Raiders have 16-2 and 13-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-11 for the Owls and 8-7-1 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Owls installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Owls rated this week at No. 203 and the Blue Raiders sitting at No. 88. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-65 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Raiders rank No. 137 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Florida Atlantic’s No. 208 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida Atlantic is college basketball's No. 75-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Blue Raiders rate No. 276 with 5.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Middle Tennessee owns the country's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 60.4 points per game on the highway. Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, rates No. 102 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 70-59 winner as they battled Florida International on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 70-59 win over the Golden Panthers on Thursday, behind a 10-point effort from JT Sulton at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 58-50 winner as they battled Arkansas State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Greg Gantt scored 21 points leading the Owls to a 58-50 victory over Arkansas State at ASU Convocation Center on Monday.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas State are 4-6
After playing Florida International are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Troy are 3-7
After playing Arkansas State are 4-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Blue Raiders at Owls trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida Atlantic's last 9 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Florida Atlantic is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Arkansas State, Thursday, January 19
Florida Atlantic at Troy, Thursday, January 19