Troy Trojans vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 11/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL
FAU Arena is where the Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2) will take on the Troy Trojans (2-1) on Monday.
The Troy Trojans stepped onto the hardwood against Jacksonville State and took home the win by a score of 69-65 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Trojans walked away with 22 and Jacksonville State accounted for 28 fouls. They buried 5 of 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. Jacksonville State finished shooting 61.5% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 26 attempts. In addition, Jacksonville State collected 49 rebounds (10 offensive, 39 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Jacksonville State doled out 9 dimes and had 14 steals in the matchup. In relation to the defense, Troy allowed 32.4% from the field on 22 out of 68 shooting. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest while creating 19 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Trojans made 18 of their 29 attempts for a rate of 62.1%. Troy ended the game having earned a 33.8% FG percentage (23 of 68) and buried 5 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Duke Deen is one guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 20 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 52 mins and also snagged 9 boards. He shot 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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Troy comes into this one with a record of 2-1 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Troy is pulling in 38.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 46 assists on the season, which has them ranked 121st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Trojans are shooting 28.8% on shots from downtown (21 of 73) and 63.0% from the free throw line. They average 77.3 points per contest (130th in Division 1) while shooting 46.7% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Trojans have forced 24.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 171st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 35 surrendered for the campaign. The Trojans defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 36.4% (63 of 173) and they surrender 38.7 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 33.3% on 3-point shots and they rank 61st in college hoops in PPG allowed (59.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Florida Atlantic Owls took a loss by a score of 68-66 against Miami. The Owls earned 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for the contest. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. Miami was called for 21 personal fouls for the game which got the Owls to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of them for a percentage of 41.7%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Florida Atlantic made 6 of their 18 attempts (33.3%). In all, the Owls finished the game shooting 25 for 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.0%. The Owls allowed Miami to convert 18 of their 50 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.0% for this game. They went 20.0% from 3-point land by going 2 of 10 and finished the contest at 30 out of 38 at the free throw line (78.9%). With respect to rebounds, Florida Atlantic allowed Miami to get 31 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Alijah Martin ended up being a factor for the Owls in the matchup. He made 6 of 10 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 6 rebounds. He had 17 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Florida Atlantic has a record of 1-2 so far this year. As an offense, the Owls are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 184th in Division 1. Florida Atlantic has tallied 236 points for the year (78.7 per contest) and they collect 41.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 11.3 times per game (264th in the nation) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per game. The Owls commit 22.7 fouls per game while shooting 69.2% from the charity stripe.
The Owls on the defensive end are ranked 268th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 74.3. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (264th in college basketball). The Florida Atlantic defense concedes 36.0% on shots from distance (18 of 50) and opponents are making 76.6% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.3 dimes and 31.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 100th and 79th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic
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