Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-13) at Florida Atlantic Owls (11-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm (FAU Arena)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -9 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Thursday in college basketball action at the FAU Arena.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 70.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. CJ Jones is averaging 16.4 points and 2.7 rebounds while Antonio Green is averaging 12.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Jayce Johnson is dishing 2.1 assists and Donovan Sims is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have lost five straight road games.

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The Florida Atlantic Owls look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 71.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Cornelius Taylor is averaging 11.3 points and 2.5 rebounds while Michael Forrest is averaging 10.1 points and 1.9 rebounds. Jailyn Ingram is dishing 1.4 assists and Karlis Silins is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won five straight home games.

The Blue Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Owls are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 15-7-1 in Blue Raiders last 23 road games. The under is 6-1 in Owls last 7 Thursday games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are not only riding an eight-game losing streak, but they're just 4-10 ATS on the season. Middle Tennessee loses on the road by an average of 13.9 points and is losing its last five games by an average of 12.6 points. The Florida Atlantic Owls have been one of the more consistent teams in their conference and win at home by an average of 11.5 points. You have to lay the chalk with FAU. 

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Randy’s Pick Florida Atlantic Owls -9

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