Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 3/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Ocean Bank Convocation Center is the location where the FIU Panthers (15-14) will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (16-13) on Thursday.
The Florida Atlantic Owls stepped onto the hardwood against Charlotte and earned the victory with a final of 74-69 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Owls walked away with 20 and Charlotte accumulated 19 fouls. They converted 4 out of their 15 tries from three-point range. Charlotte finished 86.4% from the charity stripe by making 19 of 22 shots. Moreover, Charlotte collected 19 boards (4 offensive, 15 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Charlotte earned 6 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. In reference to the defense, Florida Atlantic allowed the other team to shoot 43.4% from the field on 23 out of 53 shooting. They also distributed 8 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Owls made 22 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. Florida Atlantic ended the contest having earned a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 50) and knocked down 6 of their 19 three-point attempts.
Alijah Martin is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He ended up shooting 42.9% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. He played 31 minutes and pulled down 7 boards. He accounted for 16 points on 3 out of 7 shooting.
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Florida Atlantic enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 16-13 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Florida Atlantic is collecting 36.5 boards per game and has earned 388 assists for the season, which is 155th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Owls are hitting 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (254 of 731) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.8 pts per game (115th in college basketball) while hitting 45.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Owls are forcing 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 104th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 329 surrendered for the season. The Owls defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.6% (717 of 1,609) and they relinquish 31.9 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 149th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (68.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the FIU Panthers took a loss by a score of 83-63 when they faced Old Dominion. The Panthers were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. Old Dominion earned 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 56.3%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, FIU made 10 of 33 tries (30.3%). When all was said and done, the Panthers went 22 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Panthers allowed Old Dominion to convert 31 of 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 57.4% for this game. They went 50.0% from three-point range by hitting 7 of 14 and finished the contest at 14 of 23 at the free throw line (60.9%). Concerning how they rebounded, FIU allowed Old Dominion to collect 35 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Clevon Brown ended up having an impact for the Panthers for this game. He knocked down 5 of 10 in the game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. He earned 11 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the game.
FIU has a win-loss mark of 15-14 for the campaign. The Panthers are committing 15.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 69.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.3 times per contest (101st in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. FIU has accounted for 2,075 points this year (71.6 per game) and they pull in 35.5 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Panthers are shooting 43.4% from the field, which is 229th in college hoops.
The FIU defense allows 33.1% from downtown (219 of 661) and their opponents are making 71.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 13.6 assists and 36.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 261st and 283rd in the nation. The Panthers are ranked 220th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.5. They have forced 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (148th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic
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