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Owls visit Miami Hurricanes in college basketball clash

Florida Atlantic OwlsMiami Hurricanes
March 16, 7:30 PM | BankUnited Center

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

21-10TEAM RECORD19-14

The host Miami Hurricanes will be trying cover the NCAAB point spread and earn a trip to the second round of the NIT when they battle Florida Atlantic owls Wednesday.

The Hurricanes sport a 19-14 mark heading into this battle, while the Owls have 21-10. The OVER/UNDER records trend UNDER for both teams. MIami is the NIT bracket's 2 seed while FAU is 7th ranked.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 71-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 189-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-71 win for the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Miami's No. 95-rated squad against Florida Atlantic's No. 245-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 21 in the country with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 272 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 78-64 loser as they battled North Texas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Owls endured a 78-64 loss at the hands of the Mean Green on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Raymond Taylor at Summit Arena.

Miami was a 61-59 loser in its last match against North Carolina. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing North Texas are 3-2
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing North Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Owls at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida Atlantic
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
Miami is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home