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Middle Tennessee favored by 10 against Florida Atlantic on Saturday

Florida Atlantic OwlsMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Feb 18, 6:30 PM | Murphy Center

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD23-4

The visiting Owls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Murphy Center against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

This season, the Blue Raiders are 23-4 overall and 16-9 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 11-15 and 10-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Middle Tennessee boasts a 12-11-2 on the OU, and Florida Atlantic is 10-14.

View Florida Atlantic vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Florida Atlantic before tip-off in this one will find them as 10-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Raiders at No. 37 and the Owls at No. 215 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-65 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 91-rated offensive output, at 71.7 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 177 allowing on average 67 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 49.3% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 122 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 64-57 result against Western Kentucky on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Jordan McCoy scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 64-57 to Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday).

Middle Tennessee was a 68-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 68-60 win over the Trojans on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from LaRon Dendy at Murphy Center.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After playing Western Kentucky are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-2
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Owls at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida Atlantic's last 8 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Florida Atlantic is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games

Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to South Alabama, Thursday, February 23
Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, February 23