Old Dominion vs. Florida Atlantic - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Atlantic (16-13) at Old Dominion (11-17)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Chartway Arena)
The Line: Old Dominion -6 -- Over/Under: 126
The Florida Atlantic Owls (16-13, CONF 8-8) and Old Dominion Monarchs (11-17, CONF 7-8) face off in a Conference USA showdown at Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Old Dominion beat Florida Atlantic 65-55 in late January.
Florida Atlantic has been up and down this season but coming into this game they have won two games in a row. In their last game against UTSA, FAU put up 81 points and that led to an easy blowout win.
On the road this season Florida Atlantic has had some real issues winning only two of their 12 games away from home. FAU’s offense hasn’t been great averaging only 63.2 points per game and shooting 39.3 percent from the field.
The Owls are led by guard Cornelius Taylor who is averaging 12 points while shooting 37 percent from the field. If Florida Atlantic wants to win this game they need the offense to be good and that starts with Taylor.
Old Dominion is really struggling coming into this game having lost two games in a row but both of those games were on the road.
At home this season the Monarchs have an 8-4 record and they have confidence after already beating the Owls earlier this season.
Florida Atlantic’s offense has been fine at home, but their defense has been the real difference giving up only 63.8 points per game.
Old Dominion is led by guard Malik Curry who is averaging 12.9 points but he is only shooting 26 percent from the field.
The under is 10-4 in FAU’s last 14 games as a road underdog. The under is 19-8 in Florida Atlantic’s last 27 road games.
The road team is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between Old Dominion and Florida Atlantic.
At home Old Dominion's defense is strong, and Florida Atlantic is a team that struggles to score on the road.Look for ODU’s defense to lock down and that will be enough to win this game and cover the spread.