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Florida Atlantic Owls (21-6) vs. Memphis Tigers (19-8)
February 25, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Tigers +1.5; Over/Under: +157.5
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The FAU Owls will play the Memphis Tigers in an AAC game on Sunday afternoon at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. FAU has won three of their last four games, while Memphis has lost two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the FAU vs Memphis prediction.

FAU Preview

The FAU Owls are 21-6 (11-3) this season after they defeated SMU by a score of 80-70 in their last game. FAU led 41-37 at halftime and they scored 39 second half points in the win. The Owls shot 45.5% from the field and were +6 in rebounding margin in the game. FAU lost to USF by a score of 90-86 in the game prior to SMU, but did beat Temple and Wichita State before that. The Owls are scoring 83.3 points per game with 38.2 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, while allowing 72.7 points against per game this year. Johnell Davis is averaging 18.3 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. FAU is shooting 48% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers this season.

Memphis Preview

The Memphis Tigers are 19-8 (8-6) this year after they defeated Charlotte by a score of 76-52 in their last game. Memphis led 40-35 at the half and they held Charlotte to just 17 second half points in the win. The Tigers shot 50% from the field and were +18 in rebounding margin in the game. Memphis lost to SMU by a score of 106-79 and North Texas by a score of 76-66 in the two games prior to Charlotte. The Tigers are scoring 80 points per game with 37 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, while giving up 75.6 points against per game this season. David Jones is averaging 21.6 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game. Memphis is shooting 45.9% from the field, 72.2% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers this year. 

FAU vs Memphis Betting Prediction

FAU comes into this matchup near the top of the AAC standings, but they are trailing South Florida. The Owls are scoring over 83 points per game and they are shooting 48% from the field, but they have had some road struggles this season. Memphis has lost two of their last three games, but they bounced back with a nice win over Charlotte in their last game. The Tigers have also been very strong offensively, but their defense has really struggled. I think we are going to see a ton of points in this game and I am taking the over here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 157.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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