FAU vs. FIU - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FAU vs. FIU - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Florida International Panthers (16-8) at Florida Atlantic Owls (14-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm (FAU Arena)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -2 -- Over/Under: 148

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The FIU Golden Panthers and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the FAU Arena.

The FIU Golden Panthers look for a win after winning five of their last seven 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 lost four of their last five road games.

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The Florida Atlantic Owls need a win after losing five of 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 won five of their last six home games.

The Golden Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games following a ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Golden Panthers last 6 games following a ATS win. The over is 9-4 in Owls last 13 home games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The FIU Golden Panthers just smoked FAU a couple of days ago, but that wasn't a surprise given the Owls issues on the road this season. At home, FAU wins by an average of 9.8 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from deep. This is a rivalry game where home court matters. I'll lay the bucket with FAU at home. 

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Randy’s Pick Florida Atlantic Owls -2

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