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Trojans vs Owls College Hoops Game Preview

Troy TrojansFlorida Atlantic Owls
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | FAU Arena

Troy Trojans vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds


FAU Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Florida Atlantic Owls and the visiting Troy Trojans Sunday in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Owls are 9-10-3 ATS. Troy is 11-8 on the totals; Florida Atlantic is 8-14.

View Troy vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Florida Atlantic in this one will find them as 10-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls - Trojans odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida Atlantic is rated No. 182 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Troy is at No. 189. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-66 win for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 48 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.8 per game. That compares with Florida Atlantic’s No. 223 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida Atlantic is college basketball's No. 282-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 11 with 8.9 per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, comes in at No. 244 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Troy, they were a 71-63 loser as they battled Arkansas State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Trojans endured a 71-63 loss at the hands of the Red Wolves on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Vernon Taylor at Trojan Arena.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were an 80-78 winner as they battled Florida International on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Greg Gantt scored 21 points leading the Owls to an 80-78 victory over Florida International at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Saturday.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida International are 4-6
After playing Arkansas State are 2-4
After a loss are 4-6

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After playing Florida International are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

A few Trojans at Owls trends to consider:
Troy is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida Atlantic's last 9 games when playing Troy
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida Atlantic's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Troy at Florida International, Saturday, February 26
Florida Atlantic at South Alabama, Sunday, February 27