The FAU Owls and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Murphy Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The FAU Owls Betting Preview
The FAU Owls are averaging 78 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Johnell Davis is averaging 13.5 points and 1.3 assists, while Alijah Martin is averaging 12.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Vladislav Goldin is the third double-digit scorer and Nicholas Boyd is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The FAU Owls are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The FAU Owls are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Preview
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 71.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Eli Lawerence is averaging 12.7 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Deandre Dishman is averaging 11 points and 5.5 rebounds. Camryn Weston is the third double-digit scorer and Teafale Lenard Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.
FAU vs Middle Tennessee Trends
The Owls are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 23-5-3 ATS in their last 31 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 9-4 in Owls last 13 overall. The over is 6-0 in Blue Raiders last 6 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Florida Atlantic Owls have been the most consistent team in the conference by far, and it's going to take more than this reasonable chalk for me to jump off the bandwagon. FAU wins as a favorite by an average of 14.2 points. Middle Tennessee has had issues finishing games this season, and FAU is easily the best team in the conference. Give me the Owls.