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Middle Tennessee State vs. FAU - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

Florida Atlantic comes into this game at 9-5 overall. The Owls are 2-2 over their last four games. taking out Florida College and Illinois while beating Miami (FL) and UAB in that span.

In the Blazers game, the Owls were led by Anthony Adger, the only player on the team to finish in double-figures with 18 points, three rebounds and three assists. Karlis Silins was close for the Owls on nine points and four rebounds in that one.

Over on the Middle Tennessee side, they’re just 3-11 this season. The Blue Raiders are currently sitting on a 10-game losing streak, falling to Toledo, Mississippi, Rhode Island and FIU across their last four.

In the Panthers game, Middle Tennessee’s Antonio Green led the way on 23 points and seven rebounds. Karl Gamble also posted a double-double for the Raiders with 12 points and 11 rebounds in that one.

The Owls are 6-1 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up loss. FAU is 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 versus Conference USA and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are 2-14 ATS in their last 16 overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four Saturday games. Middle Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in their last five home games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 following an ATS loss.

FAU had a hangover after a big win over Illinois (admittedly a bad team, but still) and posted just 50 points versus UAB. That makes just 105 points scored in FAU’s last two losses.

As for Middle Tennessee, they can’t get much of anything going offensively these days, so I wouldn’t be shocked at an under here.

FAU probably has the edge on the cover if they step up and play like they’re capable in this one.

Pick:
FAU Owls -1

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