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Owls face Mississippi State Bulldogs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Florida Atlantic OwlsMississippi State Bulldogs
Dec 13, 9:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds


The Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Florida Atlantic Owls pay a visit to Humphrey Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS. Florida Atlantic is 2-5 against the total, while Mississippi State is 5-5 versus the number.

View Florida Atlantic vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulldogs installed as 13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 25 and the Owls at No. 168 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-68 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi State has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 76.7 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 250 allowing on average 70.7 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Atlantic owns the country's No. 144-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 92 in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic was a 98-70 winner in its last match at home against Warner Southern. The battle between the Owls and Royals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Warner Southern was handed a 98-70 defeat on Saturday at FAU Arena.

Last time out for Mississippi State, they were a 106-68 winner as they battled Troy at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bulldogs and Trojans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Troy was handed a 106-68 defeat on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Warner Southern are 0-2
After a win are 5-5

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 1-0
After playing Troy are 1-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Owls at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Miami, Saturday, December 17
Mississippi State at Detroit, Saturday, December 17