Florida International Panthers (9-14) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (15-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -17 -- Over/Under: 147 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The FIU Golden Panthers and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The FIU Golden Panthers need a win here to snap a five game losing streak. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 74.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Antonio Daye Jr. is averaging 17.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Radshad Davis is averaging 12.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Eric Lovett is the third double-digit scorer and Tevin Brewer is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 74.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Charles Bassey is averaging 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Taveion Hollingsworth is averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Josh Anderson is grabbing four rebounds and Luke Frampton is dishing 1.3 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Panthers last 14 road games. The over is 4-1 in Hilltoppers last 5 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The FIU Golden Panthers are getting worse as the season drags out, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 17.6 points. FIU is also 5-14-1 against the spread this season. Yuck. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are playing their best ball of the season and they win at home by an average of 9.6 points. This line is a bit crazy, but backing FIU in its current form isn't an option. WKU or pass for me.