FIU vs. FAU - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FIU vs. FAU - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Atlantic Owls (14-9) at Florida International Panthers (15-8)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)

The Line: Florida International Panthers -4 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and FIU Golden Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

The Florida Atlantic Owls need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 72.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Cornelius Taylor is averaging 12.6 points and 2.5 rebounds while Jailyn Ingram is averaging 10.9 points and five rebounds. Michael Forrest is the third double-digit scorer and Richardson Maitre is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost three straight road games.

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The FIU Golden Panthers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 79.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Devon Andrews is averaging 16.1 points and five rebounds while Osasumwen Osaghae is averaging 13.4 points and 8.3 rebounds. Trejon Jacob is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Lovett is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The FIU Golden Panthers have won five of their last six home games.

The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 3-15 ATS in their last 18 Wednesday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Golden Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 6-2 in Owls last 8 overall. The under is 10-4 in Golden Panthers last 14 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Florida Atlantic Owls aren't the same team on the road that they are at home, as they lose by an average of 5.8 points and shoot 40.1 percent from the field. The FIU Golden Panthers win at home by an average of 13 points and have covered five of their eight home games as well. This is a rivalry game, so you're going to get both teams up for a fight, but I don't trust the Owls outside of Boca Raton. I'll lay the small chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Florida International Panthers -4

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