Temple Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls NCAAB Betting Prediction

Temple Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction 2/15/2024

The Temple Owls (8-16) travel to face off against the Florida Atlantic Owls (19-5) on Thursday, February 15th. This game will be played at FAU Arena in Boca Raton and televised on ESPN2. Florida Atlantic is coming off a win in their previous game, while Temple is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Charlotte. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Temple Owls vs Florida Atlantic Owls

The Temple Owls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Temple comes into this game as the underdog, as they have been in 14 of their 24 games this season. They have gone just 2-12 in those games, including a 1-10 record in American Athletic Conference play.

On the road this season, Temple has gone just 3-7, and they come in on a five-game losing streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -7.1 points per game.

As the underdog, Temple has gone 6-7-1 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 9-13-1. On the road, the Owls have an ATS mark of 3-6-1.

This season, the over/under record for Temple games is 11-11-1 and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and their games have had an average of 158 points over their last three games.

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic has been dominant at home this season, going 11-1 with an average scoring margin of +15.8 points per game. They have won 10 straight games at home and are 16-4 as the favorite.

Overall, the Owls have won seven straight games and have a record of 19-5. They have been even better in American Athletic Conference play, going 8-1 compared to 11-4 in non-conference action.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 11-11 this season. At home, they have gone 7-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have gone just 3-7.

This season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic is 12-10 and their games have had an average of 155 points. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than their season average OU line of 149.6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 166 points.

Temple Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Temple offense put up 70 points against Charlotte. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45% and made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Hysier Miller, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.8, while Jordan Riley also maintains a PPG average of 12.2 leading up to the game.

Hysier Miller (G) 15.8 3.7 4.1
Jordan Riley (G) 12.2 6.0 1.1
Matteo Picarelli (G) 8.2 1.3 0.4

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

Florida Atlantic’s offense had a good outing, putting up 102 points against Tulsa. They achieved a 53.3% field goal percentage and went 28/32 from the free-throw line. Johnell Davis is leading the team in scoring at 18.6 points per contest. Vladislav Goldin has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.2 going into the game.

Johnell Davis (G) 18.6 6.8 2.6
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.2 6.9 0.8
Alijah Martin (G) 13.2 5.5 1.6

Temple Team Defense

Temple’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.8 points per game. Temple’s three-point defense is currently 145th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. Temple.

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

Florida Atlantic’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Florida Atlantic’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.

Owls vs Owls Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Temple has an ATS mark of 1-1-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 69 points per game.
  • Although Florida Atlantic has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 80 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Owls have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Owls have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Owls vs Owls Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Owls to win, and have the projected score sitting at 73-71. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Owls at -19.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 148.5, and our model projects the Owls and Owls to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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