Middle Tennessee vs. Florida Atlantic - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (7-6) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders play Saturday at the Murphy Athletic Center.
The Florida Atlantic Owls have split their last six games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Florida Atlantic is averaging 62.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Solomon Poole is averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 assists while Jackson Trapp is averaging 11.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Marquan Botley is the third player averaging double-digit points and Justin Raffington is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls rely on their defense that’s allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, Florida Atlantic is shooting 65.2 percent from the free throw line and 34.9 percent from downtown.
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have split their last 10 games and look for their second conference win. On the season, MTSU is averaging 57.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting and is allowing 59.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Reggie Upshaw Jr. is averaging 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jaqawn Raymond is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Marcus Tarrance is shooting 40.6 percent from the field. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders rely on their defense as well that’s forcing nearly 13 turnovers and has allowed 64 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, Middle Tennessee is shooting 67 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU this season on its home court.
The Owls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Middle Tennessee State.
The Florida Atlantic Owls have the potential to make you some money this season due to being an underdog most nights. While the Owls haven't covered much recently, Middle Tennessee is way too inconsitent to lay the chalk here. FAU has a shot to win outright if the D shows up but take the points just to make sure.