Florida Atlantic Owls vs UTSA Road Runners Prediction 1/21/2024

Florida Atlantic vs. UTSA Roadrunners Prediction 1/21/2024

The Florida Atlantic Owls (14-4) travel to face off against the UTSA Roadrunners (7-11) on Sunday, January 21st. This game will be played at UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio and televised on ESPN+. Florida Atlantic is coming off a win in their previous game, while UTSA is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tulsa. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs UTSA Roadrunners

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic has been a much better team at home this season, going 9-1 compared to 5-3 on the road. They have won eight straight games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +15.4 compared to +6.0 on the road. Overall, the Owls are 14-4 this season, and they have won three straight games.

So far, Florida Atlantic has been favored in 16 of their 18 games, and they have gone 12-4 in those games. In their last game, they beat Wichita State by a score of 86-77. Over their last 10 road games, the Owls have gone 6-4, including a 2-3 record over their last five.

Florida Atlantic has gone 9-9 against the spread this season, including a 3-5 mark on the road. As the favorite, the Owls are just 7-9 vs. the spread this year and have gone 0-5 vs. the spread in their last five games as the favorite. Over their last three road games, Florida Atlantic is 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic is 10-8. So far, their games have averaged 153.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 149.4, resulting in an average margin of 4.5. Today’s over/under line of 160.5 is higher than the over/under line in 16 of their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 163 points.

The UTSA Roadrunners Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

UTSA is 7-11 this season and has lost three straight games. The Roadrunners are 1-4 in American Athletic Conference play compared to 6-7 in non-conference games. At home, UTSA is 4-4 this year.

As the underdog, the Roadrunners are 1-10 this season. They are 5-1 when favored.

As the underdog this season, UTSA has gone 4-7 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-4 and over their last 10 games in that situation, they are 5-4 vs. the spread. The Roadrunners’ overall ATS record for the year is 7-10.

Today’s over/under line of 160.5 is higher than the average over/under line in UTSA’s games this season (151.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

The Owls’ offense finished with 86 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 82.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Johnell Davis, who is averaging 17.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Vladislav Goldin also maintains a PPG average of 14.7 heading into game.

Johnell Davis (G) 17.5 6.7 2.8
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.7 7.1 0.5
Alijah Martin (G) 12.8 5.3 1.3

UTSA Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Roadrunners’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 79.2 points per game. Offensively, the Roadrunners hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 351st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 238th in terms of percentage and 19th in three-pointers made.

Christian Tucker (G) 12.8 3.3 5.3
Dre Fuller (G) 10.2 5.3 1.3
Carlton Linguard Jr. (C) 9.9 5.7 0.8

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

The Owls’ defense is presently ranked 148th nationally, allowing an average of 71.3 points per contest. Florida Atlantic’s three-point defense is currently 143rd in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.9% of their shots vs. Florida Atlantic.

UTSA Team Defense

Currently, the Roadrunners’ defense holds the 309th rank in the nation, allowing 81.7 points per game. UTSA’s three-point defense is currently 157th in the country at 7.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.0% of their shots vs. UTSA.

Owls vs Roadrunners Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Owls offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 75. Florida Atlantic posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 0-3 ATS.
  • In their last three home games, UTSA has averaged 89 points per game while allowing 98. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Roadrunners have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Owls have an overall record of 4-1 while going 0-5 against the spread.

Owls vs Roadrunners Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +16, the Roadrunners is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 160.5 and our model has the Owls and Roadrunners finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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