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Troy Trojans host Florida Atlantic Owls in college basketball action

Florida Atlantic OwlsTroy Trojans
Dec 27, 8:00 PM | Trojan Arena

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Troy Trojans Odds


The Florida Atlantic Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Trojans in Troy at Trojan Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

Troy battles the Owls, currently sitting with a 5-7 mark (1-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Trojans and 3-2 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Trojans in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Owls was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 303-ranked Trojans and the No. 225-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-61 win for the Trojans on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 110 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Troy’s No. 252 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Troy is college basketball's No. 77-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Owls rate No. 111 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were an 88-52 loser as they battled Indiana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 32.5-point underdog. Florida Atlantic was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Indiana and falling by an 88-52 score at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Troy was a 67-64 loser in its last match on the road against Utah Valley. Troy got 18 points from Tevin Calhoun but lost anyway, 67-64, to Utah Valley on Wednesday at UCCU Center.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 3-3
After a loss are 3-7

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing North Texas are 4-6
After playing Utah Valley are 0-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Owls at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Florida Atlantic is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Troy's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Troy is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Troy is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida Atlantic

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, December 29
Troy at North Texas, Thursday, January 3