WKU vs FAU Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/16/23

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The FAU Owls and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet in college basketball action from the E.A. Diddle Arena on Monday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The FAU Owls are road favorites of -4.5 coming into this game with a moneyline price of -180. The over/under is set at 140.


The FAU Owls have a clean injury report at the time that this article was written while the Hilltoppers only have one name listed on the injury report, G Emmanuel Akot who is questionable with a head injury.

Matchup History

Home court has meant a lot in this matchup, with the home team winning the last five meetings between these two after WKU’s 76-69 win back on February 10th, 2022.


FAU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Western Kentucky is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games as an underdog while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 games following an ATS win.


Western Kentucky as a home underdog is somewhat tempting, but I still have some concerns about the Hilltoppers and I won’t lie, I’m still a bit salty that they were crushed by a bad Louisville team earlier this season. FAU has been the best team in the conference by a fair margin this season and the Owls have had no issue going on the road and getting the job done for much of this season. Until FAU cools off, which I’m not sure they will for a while, you have to keep riding the Owls even on the road.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:FAU -4.5