Florida Atlantic vs. Southern Miss - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-10) at Florida Atlantic Owls (2-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (FAU Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Thursday night at the FAU Arena.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles look for a nice win after splitting their last eight games. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are averaging 57.7 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kourtlin Jackson is averaging 11.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Khari Price is averaging 10.4 points and 3.7 assists. Keljin Blevins is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Cortez Edwards is dishing 1.4 assists. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Southern Miss is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
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The Florida Atlantic Owls are desperate for a victory in order to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 61.9 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Adonis Filer is averaging 10.2 points and 2.1 assists while C.J. Turman is averaging 9.9 points and seven rebounds. Ronald Delph is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Marquan Botley is dishing 2.4 assists. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. FAU is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.7 turnovers per game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost seven of their last 10 home games.
The Golden Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Southern Miss continues to be a mess and is very limited on overall talent. Of course FAU isn't playing much better, but the Owls have spent nearly all seasn away from their home in Boca. With a rare home game for Florida Atlantic, I expect this to be the game that snaps the losing streak.