Wichita State Shockers vs Florida Atlantic Owls NCAABB Betting prediction

Wichita State Shockers vs Florida Prediction 1/18/2024

The Wichita State Shockers (8-8) travel to face off against the Florida Atlantic Owls (13-4) on Thursday, January 18th. 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 Wichita State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Memphis. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Wichita State Shockers vs Florida Atlantic Owls

The Wichita State Shockers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wichita State has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-3 compared to their 5-5 record at home. They have lost two straight games on the road and five straight overall, including a 112-86 loss to Memphis in their last game. For the season, they are 0-5 as the underdog.

So far, the Shockers have played 16 games, going 8-8. In American Athletic Conference play, they are 0-3 compared to their 8-5 non-conference record.

Wichita State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 4-11. Their road ATS record is 1-4 and they are 0-5 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Shockers have gone just 2-7-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wichita State games is 9-6. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.9). This year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic has been excellent at home this season, going 8-1 and winning their last seven games. They have gone 11-4 when favored and 3-1 in conference play. Overall, the Owls are 13-4, and they have won two straight games.

Over their last 10 games at home, Florida Atlantic is 9-1, and they are coming off an 86-73 win over UAB. On the season, they have outscored teams by an average of 16.1 points per game at home. So far, they have been favored in 15 games, going 11-4.

Florida Atlantic’s ATS record this season is 9-8, and they are 6-3 vs. the spread at home this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games is 9-8. On average, their games have finished with 153.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 149.1, resulting in an average margin of 4.3 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with those contests averaging 154 points.

Wichita State Offense Breakdown

Wichita State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 86 points vs. Memphis. Overall, they hit 55% of their shots from the field and went 7/12 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Colby Rogers, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.1, while Xavier Bell also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 leading up to the game.

Colby Rogers (G) 16.1 3.7 2.0
Xavier Bell (G) 12.8 2.9 2.6
Kenny Pohto (F) 10.8 7.0 1.6

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Owls’ offense concluded with 86 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 82.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Johnell Davis with 30 points. Vladislav Goldin also added 18 points for the Owls.

Johnell Davis (G) 17.4 6.7 2.6
Vladislav Goldin (C) 14.6 7.1 0.5
Alijah Martin (G) 12.2 5.1 1.3

Wichita State Team Defense

So far, the Shockers’ defense is ranked 206th in the country at 74.2 points per contest. The Wichita State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 112 points and allowed Memphis to connect on 13 threes.

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

At present, the Owls’ defense is nationally ranked 134th, allowing 71.0 points per game. Florida Atlantic’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the UAB offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 73 points.

Shockers vs Owls Trends

  • Across the Shockers last three road games, the team averaged 73 points per game while allowing 73. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home games, Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Shockers have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 0-5.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Owls have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 4-6.

Shockers vs Owls Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Owls vs. Owls matchup, we’re leaning towards the Owls at -14.5. Although our projections show the Owls winning 76-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Shockers for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 152.5, and our model projects the Shockers and Owls to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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