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Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls (8-17) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (16-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)

The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Thursday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.

The Florida Atlantic Owls need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. On the season, FAU is averaging 62.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Marquan Botley is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 assists while Solomon Poole is averaging 12.8 points and three rebounds. Jackson Trapp is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Raffington is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls have four players averaging at least 9.5 points, and they’re shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 34 percent from deep. Defensively, FAU is allowing 29 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last eight games.

Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers could also use a win to snap a four-game skid. On the season, WKU is averaging 70.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 69.1 points on 43 percent shooting. T.J. Price is averaging 17.9 points and 3.8 assists while George Fant is averaging 13.6 points and 8.7 rebounds. Chris Harrison-Docks is dishing 2.5 assists and Trency Jackson is grabbing three rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.8 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, WKU is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in four straight games.

The Owls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Both teams on tough losing streaks, I'm taking the team that's getting points. Besides, the underdog has covered the last seven meetings. Take the points. 

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Florida Atlantic Owls +12

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