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Tulsa favored by -2.5 against Florida Atlantic on Thursday

Tulsa Golden HurricaneFlorida Atlantic Owls
13-12February 20, 2014, 07:00 | FAU Arena10-16

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Owls in Florida Atlantic at FAU Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Owls are 10-16 so far on the season, and 11-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 13-12 and 15-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida Atlantic go 8-12-1 and the Golden Hurricane go 8-14 on the totals.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Hurricane were listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Owls and the No. 22-ranked Golden Hurricane, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Florida Atlantic was a 66-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-San Antonio. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Florida Atlantic got 16 points from Pablo Bertone but lost anyway, 66-56, to Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at UTSA Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 208 nationally ranked offense (67.31 points per game) against a Golden Hurricane defense that sits as the No. 119 at 69.2 PPG. The Owls have been averaging 42.66% from the field, less than the Golden Hurricane have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

A few Golden Hurricane at Owls trends to consider:
Tulsa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games
Tulsa is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tulsa at Florida International, Saturday, February 22nd
Florida Atlantic at North Texas, Saturday, February 22nd