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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers battle vs Florida Atlantic Owls highlights college odds menu

Florida Atlantic OwlsWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Feb 16, 8:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds

11-14TEAM RECORD8-17

The Florida Atlantic Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

Western Kentucky battles the Owls, currently sitting with a 11-14 mark (10-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-11-1 for the Hilltoppers and 10-13 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hilltoppers are listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 211-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 215-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 65-61 result in favor of the Owls.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Kentucky's No. 89-rated squad against Florida Atlantic's No. 212-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Kentucky rates No. 209 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 92 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 323 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic won its last outing, an 86-81 result against North Texas on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Raymond Taylor scored 23 points leading the Owls to an 86-81 victory over North Texas at FAU Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was an 83-77 loser on the road against Troy. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Western Kentucky suffered an 83-77 loss against Troy on Saturday, getting 17 points from T.J. Price in a losing effort at Trojan Arena.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-6
After playing North Texas are 3-3
After a win are 4-6

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing South Alabama are 8-2
After playing Troy are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Owls at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida Atlantic
Western Kentucky is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida Atlantic
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 18
Western Kentucky at South Alabama, Saturday, February 18