Western Kentucky vs. FIU - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (13-15) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (17-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the FIU Golden Panthers face off on Saturday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 16-10 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a four game losing streak. WKU is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. T.J. Price leads the Hilltoppers averaging 17.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. George Fant is averaging 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds, Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 10.7 points, and Trency Jackson is averaging 10.3 points. Western Kentucky is 11-3at home and 9-5 in CUSA.
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The FIU Golden Panthers are 13-14 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. FIU is averaging 62 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Dennis Maven is averaging 17.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Adrian Diaz is averaging 13.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, Daviyon Draper is averaging 8.2 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Dominique Williams is averaging 6.9 points. FIU is 6-8 on the road and 6-8 in Conference USA.
Western Kentucky is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. FIU is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine Saturday games. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
WKU is not playing well and while I can see them limping to a win I don’t see them covering this big number.