FAU vs Middle Tennessee Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/10/23
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-13) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (29-3)
March 10, 2023 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -8 / Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +8; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and FAU Owls meet Friday in the college basketball C-USA Tournament Semifinal at the Ford Center At The Star. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 70.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Eli Lawerence is averaging 12.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Camryn Weston is averaging 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Deandre Dishman is the third double-digit scorer and Teafale Lenard Jr. is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
The FAU Owls are averaging 79.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Johnell Davis is averaging 13.2 points and 1.5 assists, while Alijah Martin is averaging 12.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Vladislav Goldin is the third double-digit scorer and Nicholas Boyd is grabbing 4 rebounds. The FAU Owls are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The FAU Owls are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Blue Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games. The Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Blue Raiders last 12 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Owls last 8 overall.
FAU is the better team, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a blowout. However, this is a very quick turnaround for an FAU squad that played last night and now has to get up in the morning. Also, one of the few games FAU lost this season was to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. MTSU loses as underdogs by an average of 5.7 points. Give me the free buckets.