FAU vs. UTSA - 3/8/16 C-USA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (5-26) at Florida Atlantic Owls (7-24)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Legacy Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The FAU Owls and UTSA Roadrunners meet Tuesday in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.
The FAU Owls look for a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The FAU Owls are averaging 66.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Adonis Filer is averaging 10.6 points and 2.2 assists while Ronald Delph is averaging 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jeantal Cylla is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Marquan Botley is dishing 2.5 assists. The FAU Owls are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The FAU Owls have lost their last three neutral site games.
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The UTSA Roadrunners look for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 66.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Ryan Bowie is averaging 18.1 points and 6.8 rebounds while Christian Wilson is averaging 17.5 points and 4.7 assists. J.R. Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Lucas O'Brien is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The UTSA Roadrunners are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Roadrunners are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The UTSA Roadrunners have lost three straight neutral site games.
The Roadrunners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Owls are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Both teams are in horrible form right now, but it doesn't get much worse than the Roadrunners losing 10 of their last 11 games. Add in the fact FAU beat UTSA in both meetings this season, and you have to lean with the Owls here. Give me Florida Atlantic and the small chalk.