Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Florida Bulls NCAA Betting Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Florida Prediction 2/18/2024

The Florida Atlantic Owls (20-5) travel to face off against the South Florida Bulls (18-5) on Sunday, February 18th. This game will be played at Yuengling Center in Tampa and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Florida Bulls

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 23 of their 25 games this season. They have gone 18-5 when favored, and they have a 20-5 record overall. They have won their last two games and have gone 10-2 in American Athletic Conference play.

On the road this season, the Owls have gone 8-4, and they have a scoring margin of +6.7 points per game. In their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4, and they are 4-1 in their last five.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 12-13 this season. They have gone 5-7 vs. the spread on the road and 10-13 when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have a mark of 3-7.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Florida Atlantic’s games this season (149.9). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 157 points.

The South Florida Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

South Florida enters this game with a record of 18-5 and a 10-game winning streak. They are 11-1 in American Athletic Conference play and 13-2 at home this season. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulls have gone a perfect 10-0.

As the underdog, South Florida is 4-3 this season, and they are 4-2 when getting at least three points. Overall, they have been the underdog in seven of their 23 games.

South Florida has been a solid bet all season, going 15-5-3 against the spread. Their ATS mark at home is 11-3-1 and they have covered the spread in their last three home games. As the underdog, the Bulls have gone 4-2-1 vs. the spread this year.

South Florida’s over/under record for the season is 7-16 and today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points compared to their season average of 142.9 points per game.

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

The Owls’ offense wrapped up their last game with 80 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 83.3 points per contest. The top scorer for the Owls was Johnell Davis with 17 points, while Brandon Weatherspoon also added 16 to the scoreboard.

Johnell Davis (G) 18.5 6.7 2.8
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.1 6.7 0.8
Alijah Martin (G) 13.3 5.6 1.6

South Florida Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the South Florida offense tallied 69 points in a matchup against Tulsa. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.8%, and they made 13 threes. The top scorer for the Bulls was Kobe Knox with 14 points, while Kasean Pryor also added 12 to the scoreboard.

Chris Youngblood (G) 14.7 2.6 2.1
Selton Miguel (G) 14.3 3.3 2.3
Kasean Pryor (F) 12.0 7.4 1.6

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Florida Atlantic defense is giving up an average of 72.1 points per contest. Florida Atlantic’s three-point defense is currently 157th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.7% of their shots vs. Florida Atlantic.

South Florida Team Defense

Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 81st rank in the nation, allowing 68.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 50 points vs. South Florida.

Owls vs Bulls Trends

  • In their last three road games, Florida Atlantic has averaged 79 points per game while allowing 71. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • The Bulls are 4-0-1 ATS in their last home games and 5-0 straight-up.
  • South Florida has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Owls have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.

Owls vs Bulls Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +3.5, we have the Bulls as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 147.5, and our model projects the Owls and Bulls to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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