Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Florida Atlantic Owls (27-3, 17-2 C-USA) are favored (-9) to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-16, 7-12 C-USA) at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Thomas Assembly Center. The game airs on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 143.5 points.
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Odds
- Florida Atlantic odds to win: -439
- Louisiana Tech odds to win: +336
- Spread: Florida Atlantic (-9)
- Total: 143.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Ruston, Louisiana
- Venue: Thomas Assembly Center
Who Will Win Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech?
Florida Atlantic and Louisiana Tech Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Florida Atlantic has a 9-4 record against the spread in games it was favored by 9 points or more this season.
Louisiana Tech is 3-0 against the spread when an underdog by 9 points or more this year.
These two teams average 152.2 points per game combined, 8.7 more than the over/under of 143.5.
Florida Atlantic and Louisiana Tech have seen their opponents average a combined 8.2 fewer points per game than the point total of 143.5 set in this outing.
Florida Atlantic’s average total in matchups this season has been 144.9, 1.4 points higher than the total in this particular game.
The average over/under for Bulldogs games this year is 0.9 fewer points than the point total of 143.5 for this outing.
The Owls are 19-9-0 against the spread this season.
So far this season, the Bulldogs have put together a 14-14-0 record against the spread.
Florida Atlantic Stats & Insights
Florida Atlantic has a +417 scoring differential, topping opponents by 13.9 points per game. It is putting up 79.4 points per game to rank 26th in college basketball and is allowing 65.5 per outing to rank 52nd in college basketball.
Florida Atlantic is 25th in college basketball at 35.5 rebounds per game. That’s 5.7 more than the 29.8 its opponents average.
The Owls hit 10.2 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in college basketball) while shooting 37.8% from deep (22nd in college basketball). They are making 3.7 more threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 6.5 per game while shooting 33.2%.
Florida Atlantic ranks 12th in college basketball by averaging 102.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 31st in college basketball, allowing 84.5 points per 100 possessions.
Offensively, the Owls have performed better at home this season, averaging 82.1 points per game, compared to 75.9 per game in away games.
Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights
Louisiana Tech puts up 72.8 points per game (157th in college basketball) while giving up 69.8 per contest (174th in college basketball). It has a +90 scoring differential and outscores opponents by three points per game.
Louisiana Tech wins the rebound battle by an average of 2.2 boards. It grabs 31.1 rebounds per game (225th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.9.
Louisiana Tech knocks down 8.8 three-pointers per game (43rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 8.5. It shoots 34.7% from deep, and its opponents shoot 37%.
Louisiana Tech ranks 172nd in college basketball averaging 94.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 143rd, allowing 90.3 points per 100 possessions.
At home the Bulldogs are scoring 76.1 points per game, 7.6 more than they are averaging on the road (68.5).
Florida Atlantic Key Players to Watch
The Owls scoring leader is Johnell Davis, who averages 13.1 per contest to go with 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
Vladislav Goldin is Florida Atlantic’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.6 per game, while Jalen Gaffney is its best passer, averaging 2.7 assists in each contest.
The Owls get the most three-point shooting production out of Alijah Martin, who knocks down two threes per game.
Davis is Florida Atlantic’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Goldin leads them in blocks with one per contest.
Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
The Bulldogs’ Cobe Williams racks up enough points (18.8 per game) and assists (four per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
Isaiah Crawford’s stat line of 5.3 rebounds, 13.4 points and 2.7 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Louisiana Tech rebounding leaderboard.
Keaston Willis is reliable from distance and leads the Bulldogs with 2.6 made threes per game.
Louisiana Tech’s leader in steals is Williams (two per game), and its leader in blocks is Kenny Hunter (0.9 per game).
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Florida Atlantic (-9)
- Pick OU:
Florida Atlantic 77, Louisiana Tech 67
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