The Florida Atlantic Owls (18-5) travel to face off against the Wichita State Shockers (10-13) on Sunday, February 11th. This game will be played at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs Wichita State Shockers
The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win
Florida Atlantic comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 20 of their 23 games this season. They have an overall record of 18-5, including a 7-3 record on the road.
The Owls’ average scoring margin on the road this season is +7.0, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak away from home.
Florida Atlantic has not been a good bet this season, going just 11-11 against the spread. They are 9-11 vs. the spread as the favorite, including a mark of 2-8 over their last 10 games when favored. On the road, the Owls are just 4-6 vs. the spread this season and have gone 1-4 over their last 5 games away from home.
So far this season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games is 12-10. The average point total in their games is 155, which is in line with the average over/under line of 149.6. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 149 points.
The Wichita State Shockers Are Coming Off A Win
Wichita State enters tonight’s game against Florida Atlantic as an underdog. The Shockers are 1-9 as the underdog this season, and they are 10-13 overall. At home, Wichita State has gone 7-6, and they have won two straight games.
Over their last ten home games, the Shockers are 4-6. Most recently, they defeated UTSA by a score of 84-64. On the season, they have an average scoring margin of .0 points per game at home.
Wichita State’s ATS record this season is 8-13-1 and they are 5-8 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Shockers have gone 3-6-1 and they are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Wichita State’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 147.1. So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 149.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and the over/under record is 0-3.
Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown
In their latest game, Florida Atlantic offense put up 102 points against Tulsa. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.3% and made 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Johnell Davis with 24 points. Vladislav Goldin also added 18 points for the Owls.
|Johnell Davis (G)
|Vladislav Goldin (C)
|Alijah Martin (G)
Wichita State Offense Breakdown
The Wichita State offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against UTSA. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.7% and connected on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Shockers was Colby Rogers with 18 points, while Harlond Beverly also added 16 to the scoreboard.
|Colby Rogers (G)
|Xavier Bell (G)
|Harlond Beverly (G)
Florida Atlantic Team Defense
Florida Atlantic’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.8 points per game. Against Tulsa in their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Tulsa to hit 53% of their shots.
Wichita State Team Defense
In terms of defense, Wichita State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.0 points per game. The Wichita State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed UTSA to connect on 7 threes.
Owls vs Shockers Trends
- Although Florida Atlantic has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 3-7. The team averaged 80 points per game in these games.
- Through their last three home games, Wichita State has an ATS record of just 1-1-1. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 66 points per game.
- Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Shockers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Owls have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.
The Shockers come in as the underdog at +8, 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.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Owls and Shockers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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