Middle Tennessee vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (6-16) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (15-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Thursday at the Murphy Athletic Center.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 64.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Adonis Filer is averaging 10 points and two assists while C.J. Turman is averaging 9.9 points and seven rebounds. Ronald Delph is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Nick Rutherford is dishing 3.3 assists. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost 20 of their last 23 road games.
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 72.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Giddy Potts is averaging 15.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while Reggie Upshaw is averaging 13 points and two assists. Darnell Harris is dishing 1.4 assists and Perrin Buford is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.1 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Raiders are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have won eight straight home games.
The Owls are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Owls are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Middle Tennessee State and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
FAU has done a great job of covering as of late and has been playing some decent ball overall, which includes a win over a solid Louisiana Tech Bulldogs squad. Middle Tennessee should win, but the Owls can keep it close.