Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
TV: Youtube TV
Ocean Bank Convocation Center is where the FIU Panthers (8-7) will compete against the Florida Atlantic Owls (14-1) on Wednesday.
The Florida Atlantic Owls played Charlotte and notched a win by a score of 71-67 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Owls ended up with 12 while Charlotte recorded 11 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of their 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Charlotte finished the game shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by making 4 of 5 tries. On top of that, Charlotte totaled 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Charlotte recorded 13 dimes and had 1 steal for this contest. In relation to defense, Florida Atlantic let their opponent shoot 46.4% from the floor on 26 of 56 shooting. They also distributed 14 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 27 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Owls knocked down 6 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. Florida Atlantic wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.4% field goal percentage (26 out of 56) and converted 13 out of their 29 shots from distance.
Alijah Martin is a player who was important in the matchup. He ended up going 54.5% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 27 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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Florida Atlantic heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 14-1 for the year. They are giving up possession 11.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.4 fouls per game. As a team, Florida Atlantic is grabbing 39.3 boards per contest and has accumulated 239 dimes this season, which ranks 99th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Owls are hitting 37.7% from downtown (147 of 390) and 68.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 78.7 points per outing (50th in Division 1) on 48.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Owls are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers every game while drawing 15.9 fouls. They are 3rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 124 surrendered on the year. The Owls defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.2% (350 of 871) and they surrender 32.6 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 31.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 43rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.2).
The last time they took the court, the FIU Panthers walked away with a victory by a final of 90-87 against UAB. In regard to cleaning the glass, FIU permitted UAB to get 36 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). The Panthers permitted UAB to knock down 35 out of 70 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Panthers finished 31 for 65 from the field which had them at 47.7%. With regard to shooting from distance, FIU made 10 out of 27 tries (37.0%). They were able to knock down 18 of them for a percentage of 78.3%. UAB committed 20 fouls in this contest which got the Panthers to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They coughed it up 20 times, while recording 13 steals for this contest. The Panthers were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this contest.
Denver Jones ended up being a major contributor for the Panthers for the game. He converted 8 out of 18 for this contest for a rate of 44.4%, and had 5 rebounds. He totaled 29 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 4 dimes for this contest.
FIU has a mark of 8-7 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Panthers are hitting on 47.6% from the floor, which ranks them 45th in college basketball. FIU has scored 1,106 points on the year (73.7 per game) and they grab 33.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.3 times per contest (194th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.2 times per contest. The Panthers are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 66.1% from the free throw line.
The Panthers on the defensive end are ranked 321st in D-1 in points given up per game with 75.2. They are forcing their opponents into 17.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (252nd in college hoops). The FIU defense concedes 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (139 of 373) and opponents are converting on 75.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 14.3 dimes and 36.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 297th and 301st in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic
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