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Florida Atlantic Owls Favored by -3 Point Spread Against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Florida Atlantic Owls try to run the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers off the court at FAU Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Florida Atlantic Owls betting line opened as -3-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Florida Atlantic Owls battles the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, currently sitting with a 6-7 mark (3-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-3 for the Florida Atlantic Owls and 3-7-1 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 210 (Florida Atlantic) and the No. 318 (Western Kentucky) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Kentucky is ranked No. 210 in NCAA basketball at 35.08 per game. Contrast that with Florida Atlantic's No. 203 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida Atlantic is the No. 86-ranked team in the country at 8.27 per game, while Western Kentucky rates No. 213 at 6.31 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Kentucky got 25 points from Que Johnson en route to a 97-92 victory over Austin Peay on Wednesday at EA Diddle Arena.

Florida Atlantic suffered a 75-62 loss against Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Jeantal Cylla in a losing effort at FAU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Western Kentucky is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 9 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Florida Atlantic is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Florida International, Monday, January 2nd
Florida Atlantic at Marshall, Monday, January 2nd