Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee C-USA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 1 seed Florida Atlantic Owls (29-3, 18-2 C-USA) are favored by 10.5 points when they square off the No. 4 seed Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (19-13, 11-9 C-USA) in C-USA Tournament Friday at Ford Center at The Star, beginning at 12:30 PM on CBS Sports Network. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim C-USA championship. The matchup’s point total is set at 138.5.
Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Odds
- Florida Atlantic odds to win: -565
- Middle Tennessee odds to win: +417
- Spread: Florida Atlantic (-10.5)
- Total: 138.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 12:30 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Frisco, Texas
- Venue: Ford Center at The Star
Who Will Win Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee?
Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 10.5-point favorites this season, Florida Atlantic is 8-4 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 11.0 more points per game (149.5) than this game’s total of 138.5 points.
Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee have seen their opponents average a combined 5.4 fewer points per game than the over/under of 138.5 set for this game.
The average over/under Florida Atlantic has had in its matchups this season is 5.9 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average point total for the Blue Raiders this season is 0.5 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Owls have a 20-10-0 record against the spread this season.
The Blue Raiders are 15-15-0 against the spread this season.
Florida Atlantic Stats & Insights
Florida Atlantic averages 79.2 points per game (28th in college basketball) while allowing 65.3 per contest (48th in college basketball). It has a +445 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 13.9 points per game.
Florida Atlantic wins the rebound battle by 5.6 boards on average. It records 35.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 22nd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 29.9 per contest.
The Owls connect on 10.0 three-pointers per game (11th in college basketball), 3.5 more than their opponents (6.5).
Florida Atlantic’s 102.0 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 16th in college basketball, and the 84.0 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 22nd in college basketball.
In home games, the Owls are scoring 6.2 more points per game (82.1) than they are in road games (75.9).
Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights
Middle Tennessee puts up 70.3 points per game (206th in college basketball) while allowing 67.8 per outing (111th in college basketball). It has a +80 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 2.5 points per game.
Middle Tennessee comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.6 boards. It collects 30.7 rebounds per game (247th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.1.
Middle Tennessee makes 7.0 three-pointers per game (222nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.5. It shoots 34.2% from deep, and its opponents shoot 35.5%.
Middle Tennessee’s 92.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 205th in college basketball, and the 89.6 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 124th in college basketball.
In 2022-23 the Blue Raiders are averaging 3.6 more points per game at home (72.2) than on the road (68.6).
Florida Atlantic Key Players to Watch
The Owls scoring leader is Johnell Davis, who averages 13.2 per contest to go with 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
Vladislav Goldin leads Florida Atlantic in rebounding, averaging 6.4 per game, while Jalen Gaffney leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.6 in each contest.
The Owls get the most three-point shooting production out of Alijah Martin, who makes 1.9 threes per game.
The Florida Atlantic steals leader is Davis, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Goldin, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.
Middle Tennessee Key Players to Watch
Eli Lawrence averages 12.3 points per game and is the top scorer for the Blue Raiders.
DeAndre Dishman has a stat line of 5.6 rebounds, 10.3 points and 2.1 assists per game for Middle Tennessee to take the top rebound spot on the team. Camryn Weston holds the top spot for assists with 2.7 per game, adding 10.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per outing.
Lawrence knocks down 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Blue Raiders.
Teafale Lenard is at the top of the Middle Tennessee steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.7 steals per game and 1.9 blocks per game.
Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Middle Tennessee (+10.5)
- Pick OU:
Florida Atlantic 76, Middle Tennessee 66
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