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FAU vs. FIU - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida International Golden Panthers (12-16) at Florida Atlantic Owls (7-21)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm (FAU Arena)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The FIU Golden Panthers and FAU Owls square off Saturday afternoon at the FAU Arena.

The FIU Golden Panthers need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 71.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Daviyon Draper is averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Donte McGill is averaging 15.9 points and 1.3 assists. Adrian Diaz is the third double-digit scorer and Jason Boswell is dishing 1.8 assists. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Panthers are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The FIU Golden Panthers have lost four straight road games.

FAU vs. FIU - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The FAU Owls also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The FAU Owls are averaging 66.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Adonis Filer is averaging 10.4 points and 2.3 assists while Ronald Delph is averaging 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jeantal Cylla is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Marquan Botley is dishing 2.7 assists. The FAU Owls are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The FAU Owls have won four of their last six home games.

The Golden Panthers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Owls are 18-38 ATS in their last 56 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Panthers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Florida Atlantic and 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall. 

This is a rivalry game, and five of the Owls seven wins this season have come on their home court. FIU is also falling apart at the moment. In a pick em rivarly, you have to side with the home team.

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