Florida Atlantic Owls (14-1) vs. Florida International Panthers (8-7)
January 11, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Florida International Panthers +10.5 / Florida Atlantic Owls -10.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Florida Atlantic Owls and FIU Golden Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. The Florida Atlantic Owls look for their 15th win. The FIU Golden Panthers look for their ninth win.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 78.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Alijah Martin is averaging 13.2 points and 1.7 assists, while Johnell Davis is averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Michael Forrest is the third double-digit scorer and Vladislav Goldin is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.
The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 73.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Denver Jones is averaging 19.2 points and 4 rebounds, while Arturo Dean is averaging 12.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Dashon Gittens is dishing 1.5 assists and Mohamed Sanogo is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game.
The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 19-9-1 in Owls last 29 road games. The under is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 Wednesday games. The road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Florida Atlantic Owls aren’t nearly as dominant on the road as they are at home, and they’re running into an FIU club that has been up and down but has been competitive. The FIU Golden Panthers win at home by an average of 7.3 points while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field. This is a rivalry game. I’ll take a shot with the free buckets.