Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls NCAAB Betting prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls Prediction 1/24/2024

The Florida Atlantic Owls (15-4) travel to face off against the Rice Owls (7-11) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Rice Owls

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic comes into this game with a 15-4 record, including a 4-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play. They have won three straight games, and they are 12-4 this season when favored.

On the road, the Owls are 5-3 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +6.0 points per game.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 9-9 this season and they are 7-9 vs the spread when favored. The Owls have gone 0-3 vs the spread in their last 3 road games and they are 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs the spread.

Florida Atlantic’s over/under record this season is 10-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 178 points and their over/under record during this span is 3-0.

The Rice Owls Are Coming Off A Win

As a 12.5-point underdog, Rice enters this game with a 7-11 record, including a 1-3 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Owls have been much better at home this year, going 5-5 compared to 2-5 on the road.

Coming off a 69-66 win over Temple, Rice has gone just 4-6 in its last 10 games at home. Over the last five games, the Owls have gone 2-3, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak at home.

As the underdog, Rice has gone just 2-6 vs. the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Owls are just 3-6-1.

This season, the over/under record for Rice games is 7-9-1 and today’s line of 152.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (153.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Owls’ offense finished with 86 points, which is right in line with their current average of 84.1 points per contest. The Florida Atlantic offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.5 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.

Johnell Davis (G) 18.4 6.7 2.8
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.4 7.0 0.6
Alijah Martin (G) 13.5 5.3 1.5

Rice Offense Breakdown

The Rice offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Temple. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.7% while connecting on 9 threes. The team’s top scorer is Travis Evee, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.6, while Mekhi Mason also carries a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Travis Evee (G) 16.6 3.6 2.4
Mekhi Mason (G) 13.6 4.3 2.6
Max Fiedler (F) 9.8 9.4 5.1

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

On the defensive side, Florida Atlantic is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.0 points per game. Against Wichita State in their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Wichita State to hit 47% of their shots.

Rice Team Defense

The Owls’ defense is presently ranked 238th nationally, allowing an average of 75.6 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Rice defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Temple knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.

Owls vs Owls Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Owls offense has averaged 80 points per game while allowing an average of 75. Florida Atlantic posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Owls offense has averaged 67 points per game while allowing an average of 76. Rice posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Rice has an ATS mark of 1-3-1 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Florida Atlantic has a poor record vs the spread going 0-5. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 4-1.

Owls vs Owls Prediction

The Owls come in as the underdog at +12.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 152.5, and our model projects the Owls and Owls to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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