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Miami favored by 8.5 against Florida Atlantic on Saturday

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

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Miami Hurricanes Odds


The Miami Hurricanes will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Owls at BankAtlantic Center in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (BankAtlantic Center).

The Hurricanes are 5-4 so far on the season, and 2-4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 4-6 and 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 3-4 and the Owls go 3-5 on the totals.

View Florida Atlantic vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Miami sat as 8.5-point favorites.

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:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the nation's No. 191-rated offensive output, at 67.2 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 261 allowing on average 71.1 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 39.9% so far, less than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally 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