Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/5/2020
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: FIU -4
The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to Ocean Bank Convocation Center to play the FIU Panthers on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has FIU as 4 point favorites.
Florida Atlantic comes into this game with an overall record of 14-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. FIU has an overall record of 15-8. They are averaging 79.4 points per game and surrendering 74.0, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 11-9-0 against the spread
The FIU Panthers are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
01/10/20 G Tevin Brewer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Cornelius Taylor comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jailyn Ingram averages 10.9 points per game in 24.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Devon Andrews averages 16.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Osasumwen Osaghae averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida Atlantic averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 154th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 216th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 138th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 99th and 249th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 164th with 13.4 per game. The Owls allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 155th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 176th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 97th place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
FIU is 18th in the country with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 59th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 49th in the nation. They are 135th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Panthers are 42nd in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Panthers surrender 74.0 points per contest, which ranks them 293rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 344th with 40.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 328th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game.
The Owls have an offensive rating of 101.2, which is ranked 186th. They are 129th in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 160th. As a unit they are 192nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 61st in D-1. Florida Atlantic is 183rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
FIU is 100th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 121st in the country in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 10th in Division 1 with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 39th. As a team they are 64th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida Atlantic/FIU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take FIU -4
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