South Alabama Jaguars (3-4) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (5-1)
November 30, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -7.5 / South Alabama Jaguars +7.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The South Alabama Jaguars and the FAU Owls meet in college basketball action from the Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena on Wednesday night.
The South Alabama Jaguars will be looking to build on their 84-70 win over Robert Morris last time out. Isaiah Moore leads the Jaguars in scoring and assists with 20.7 PPG and 5.7 APG while Kevin Samuel has 13.3 PPG with a team-high 9.4 RPG to lead the Jaguars in rebounding and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for South Alabama so far this season. Greg Parham II has 9.6 PPGas well for the Jaguars so far this year. As a team, South Alabama is averaging 72.6 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field, 28.8% from three and 74.4% from the foul line this season.
The FAU Owls will hope to add to their four-game win streak after a 73-56 win over Albany last time out. Michael Forrest has 13 PPG while Alijah Martin has 12.6 PPG with a team-high 5.8 RPG to lead the Jaguars in rebounding up to this point in the season. Johneil Davis has 11.5 PPG with 5 RPG and Vladislav Goldin has 11 PPG with 5.2 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for FAU so far this season. As a team, FAU is averaging 76.3 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field, 35.4% from behind the arc and 65.1% from the foul line this season.
South Alabama is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. FAU is 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I have to give the Jaguars some props here as they’ve been hanging in tough against some tough competition this season. FAU’s been doing well themselves, but this feels like a game where FAU wins but South Alabama covers. I’ll take my chances with South Alabama and the points here.