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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Terrapins College Hoops Game Preview

Florida Atlantic OwlsMaryland Terrapins
3-7December 14, 2013, 02:00 | Comcast Center6-4

A key college battle sees the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls travelling to Maryland Saturday to take on the Terrapins.

Maryland will face the 3-7 Owls, who own a 3-3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Terrapins are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Owls are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

Maryland opened as -18-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Terrapins at No. 60 and the Owls at No. 251 heading into this contest.

Florida Atlantic was an 81-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against DePaul. They earned a push of the 11-point spread as underdogs. Florida Atlantic got 30 points from Pablo Bertone en route to an 81-70 loss at the hands of Florida Atlantic on Thursday at Allstate Arena.

Maryland won its last outing, an 88-80 result against Boston College on December 12. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Dez Wells poured in a team-high 33 points for Maryland on Thursday, as they defeated Boston College 88-80 at Conte Forum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 65 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with Maryland’s No. 66 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Maryland is college basketball's No. 105-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Owls rate No. 158 with 5.7 per game.

A few Owls at Terrapins trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Florida Atlantic is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games on the road
Maryland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Stetson, Tuesday, December 17th
Maryland at Boston University, Saturday, December 21st