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Florida Atlantic vs UTSA Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Owls vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Atlantic Owls at UTSA Roadrunners
- Where: San Antonio at UTSA Convocation Center
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic -15.5, FLATL -1935 | UTSA +923 O/U 144.0
The Florida Atlantic will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 16 game win streak and have an overall record of 17-1. So far, the Owls have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 6-1. This season, Florida Atlantic has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 13-0. For today’s contest, Florida Atlantic has a betting line set -15.5 points in their favor.
Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Johnell Davis, who is averaging 12.19 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 13.94% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.12 rebounds per game and 1.56 assists. Alijah Martin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 12.93 points per game. Between him and Martin, they are accounting for 27.8% 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 18 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.
UTSA will take the floor against the Owls with an overall record of 7-12. So far this season, UTSA has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-5. For the season, UTSA has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Roadrunners being +15.5 point underdogs.
UTSA’s leading scorer this season is Japhet Medor, who is averaging 13.68 points per contest. So far, Medor has accounted for 20.05% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.53 rebounds per game and 3.79 assists. John Buggs III is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 11.21 points per game. Between him and III, they are accounting for 36.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UTSA this season, as they are currently ranked 319th in college basketball at 67.3 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 Roadrunners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.4%, placing them 487th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls -15.5
The Florida Atlantic Owls will tip off their matchup over UTSA Roadrunners as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -15.5. Our analysis like’s Florida Atlantic’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Florida Atlantic and UTSA are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Florida Atlantic, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Owls don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-2-1 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.