Southern Miss vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (8-14) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Southern Miss Golden Eagles play Saturday at the Reed Green Coliseum.
The Florida Atlantic Owls hope to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, FAU is averaging 62.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting and is allowing 67 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Marquan Botley is averaging 13.2 points and 3.5 assists while Solomon Poole is averaging 12.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jackson Trapp is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Raffington is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls have five players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 33.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, FAU is allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in three of its last four games.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles could also use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, Southern Miss is averaging 59.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 70.1 point on 46.9 percent shooting. Chip Armelin is averaging 15.7 points and 4.2 rebounds while Matt Bingaya is averaging 14.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. Norville Carey is the third double-digit scorer and Rasham Suarez is dishing 3.6 assists. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have five players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they're shooting 62.6 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Southern Miss is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and has giving up 71 or more points in four of its last six games.
The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 vs. Conference USA. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
In a game between two of the worst teams in the C-USA, I have to side with FAU given its ability to play above-average defense. Honestly, neither of these teams are worth a wager but if you feel the need to cap this game, I'd go with the Owls on the road.