Check out our free Florida Atlantic vs Western Kentucky pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bowling Green. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Florida Atlantic vs Western Kentucky Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds
Owls vs Hilltoppers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Atlantic Owls at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
- Where: Bowling Green at E. A. Diddle Arena
- Date: Monday, January 16th
- Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic -4.5, FLATL -200 | WKENT +162 O/U 141.5
The Florida Atlantic will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 15 game win streak and have an overall record of 16-1. So far, the Owls have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 5-1. This season, Florida Atlantic has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 12-0. For today’s contest, Florida Atlantic has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Johnell Davis, who is averaging 12.07 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 13.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.07 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists. Alijah Martin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 12.79 points per game. Between him and Martin, they are accounting for 27.2% 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 17 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.
Western Kentucky will take the floor against the Owls with an overall record of 11-6. So far this season, Western Kentucky has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, Western Kentucky has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hilltoppers being +4.5 point underdogs.
Western Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Dayvion McKnight, who is averaging 17.41 points per contest. So far, McKnight has accounted for 23.47% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 4.18 assists. Emmanuel Akot is the second leading scorer for the Hilltoppers, averaging 11.31 points per game. Between him and Akot, they are accounting for 37.8% of the team’s scoring.
Western Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Florida Atlantic, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.4 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 46.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Hilltoppers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 345th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls -4.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Florida Atlantic Owls sitting as -4.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Florida Atlantic and Western Kentucky are averaging 8.82 and 7.69 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Florida Atlantic has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Owls to cover at -4.5.