Florida Atlantic Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA
Thomas Assembly Center is the location where the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (13-16) will meet the Florida Atlantic Owls (26-3) on Saturday.
The Florida Atlantic Owls took the court against UTEP and took home the win by a score of 75-49 in their last contest. Florida Atlantic ended the game with a 49.1% FG percentage (27 out of 55) and made 11 of their 26 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Owls made 10 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about defending, Florida Atlantic let their opponent shoot 33.3% from the floor on 18 of 54 shooting. UTEP totaled 4 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, UTEP grabbed 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. UTEP ended up shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of their 15 attempts. They made 1 of their 10 shots from three-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Owls ended up finishing with 17 while UTEP totaled 17 fouls.
Alijah Martin is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He accounted for 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 23 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. He shot 58.3% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.
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Florida Atlantic comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 26-3 for the year. They average 78.6 points per outing (34th in the country) while hitting 46.9% from the floor. The Owls are hitting 37.4% on shots from distance (288 of 771) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Florida Atlantic is snagging 38.6 boards per game and is sitting with 432 assists so far this year, which is 97th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 11.8 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.1 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Owls are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.9% on 3-pointers and they are 51st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (65.2). The Owls defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.8% (685 of 1,680) and they surrender 32.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 4th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 232 relinquished so far this season.
For their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs took a loss by a score of 63-49 when they faced MTSU. Regarding rebounds, Louisiana Tech permitted MTSU to collect 36 overall (8 on the offensive side). They went 32.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 28 and finished the game at 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Bulldogs allowed MTSU to make 21 of their 52 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 40.4% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 19 for 69 from the field which had them at 27.5%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Louisiana Tech knocked down 3 of 18 tries (16.7%). They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. MTSU had 12 personal fouls in the game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Bulldogs corralled 24 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for this contest.
Isaiah Crawford pitched in for the Bulldogs in the game. He buried 5 of 21 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 23.8%, and had 9 rebounds. He recorded 17 points in his 34 minutes on the court, but didn't get an assist.
Louisiana Tech has a mark of 13-16 for the year. The Bulldogs have committed 17.2 personal fouls every game and they go 72.7% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per contest (182nd in the country) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. Louisiana Tech has accounted for 2,107 pts so far this year (72.7 per game) and they grab 34.6 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulldogs are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which is 199th in the country.
The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 170th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.6. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (232nd in D-1). The Louisiana Tech defense gives up 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (244 of 662) and their opponents are connecting on 69.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 14.3 assists and 32.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 302nd and 94th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic
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