Florida International vs. Western Kentucky - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-7) at Florida International Panthers (14-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)
The Line: Florida International Panthers +2 -- Over/Under: 155 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-7, 7-2 CONF) and the Florida International (FIU) Golden Panthers (14-8, 5-4 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 1st for a Conference USA matchup at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL. The game will be played at 12:00 PM eastern time.
Western Kentucky is coming off a 69-65 road loss to Florida Atlantic (FAU) on Thursday. Junior G Josh Anderson led the Hilltoppers in scoring with 20 points in the loss. FIU is coming off a loss to Marshall by the score of 84-74 at home. FIU has now dropped two straight after starting conference play at 5-2.
Western Kentucky loves to score in bunches, as the Hilltoppers score 76.6 points per game on offense. Western Kentucky has shot the ball well so far this season, with a 46.6 FG%. Western Kentucky allows 71.0 points per game to the opposition. Western Kentucky also earns 33.7 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 4.3 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game.
FIU’s offense has also been very successful this season, as the Golden Panthers score 79.4 points per game. FIU gives up 73.9 points per game to the opposition, which is slightly below the country’s average. FIU also earns 36.2 rebounds, 15.6 assists, 6.7 blocks, 9.4 steals per game.
Western Kentucky is 9-11 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Western Kentucky is also 3-4 ATS on the road this season. FIU is 10-10 ATS this season and 4-6 ATS in their last ten games. FIU is also 4-4 ATS at home so far this season.
This should be a high scoring game with these two teams averaging more than 75 points per game. With home-court advantage, and on a two-game losing streak, I expect the Panthers to come out hot, needing a win badly. I will take the 2 points with the FIU Panthers