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Warhawks open as college hoops underdog vs Owls

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksFlorida Atlantic Owls
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | FAU Arena

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Florida Atlantic Owls try to run the Warhawks off the court at FAU Arena in college hoops action.

The Owls sport records of 4-10 and 7-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Warhawks have 1-14 and 5-4-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-8 for the Owls and 7-3 for the Warhawks.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Owls as 13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 245 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Warhawks, who rate No. 331 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-59 victory for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Atlantic has the nation's No. 192-rated offensive output, at 67.8 PPG. The visiting Warhawks defense ranks No. 264 allowing on average 70.9 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Warhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisiana-Monroe owns the country's No. 132-rated mark, allowing 68.6 points per game on the highway. Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 65-63 loser as they battled Arkansas State at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Warhawks got 20 points from Fred Brown, but it was Arkansas State that prevailed in a 65-63 final on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

In their last action, Florida Atlantic was a 67-55 loser on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. The Owls endured a 67-55 loss at the hands of the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Greg Gantt at Cajundome.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Florida International are 2-3
After playing Arkansas State are 1-8
After a loss are 1-9

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-1
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Warhawks at Owls trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Florida Atlantic is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe at Florida International, Saturday, January 7
Florida Atlantic at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 7