Check out our free Florida Atlantic vs FIU pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Miami. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Florida Atlantic vs FIU Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Owls vs Golden Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Atlantic Owls at FIU Golden Panthers
- Where: Miami at Ocean Bank Convocation Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic -10.5, FLATL -585 | FLINT +425 O/U 146.5
Florida Atlantic will take their 13 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 14-1. So far, the Owls have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 4-1. This season, Florida Atlantic has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 10-0. For today’s contest, Florida Atlantic has a betting line set -10.5 points in their favor.
Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Alijah Martin, who is averaging 13.17 points per contest. So far, Martin has accounted for 13.39% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.42 rebounds per game and 1.67 assists. Vladislav Goldin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 10.4 points per game. Between him and Goldin, they are accounting for 26.6% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Florida Atlantic is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 15 games, they have only hit 34.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Golden Panthers Preview:
FIU will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 8-7. So far this season, FIU has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. For the season, FIU has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Panthers being +10.5 point underdogs.
FIU will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Denver Jones who is averaging 19.23 points per game for the Golden Panthers. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Panthers’ offensive game plan is the play of Arturo Dean who has hit 48.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.33 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for FIU this season, as they are currently ranked 213th in college basketball at 70.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 180th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: FIU Golden Panthers +10.5
If you’re considering whether to make a bet against the spread in this matchup, we suggest betting on the FIU Golden Panthers team as +10.5 point underdogs. One obstacle that often hinders teams who are significant underdogs is being matched up against a team that can control the pace of the game. However, both FIU and Florida Atlantic come into today’s game with possession rates that are near the NCAA average. Given that the style of play won’t be a problem for the Golden Panthers and they have a 3-2 record against the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we think they will cover the spread at home.