Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Atlantic Owls (14-12) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (18-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)

The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -11.5 -- Over/Under: 134

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The FAU Owls will travel to the Thomas Assembly Center to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The FAU Owls lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 14-12 (6-7 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 68-66, this past Thursday. FAU struggled from beyond the arc agianst Southern Miss and couldn’t fight back after the Golden Eagles took a 63-55 lead with 4:41 left in regulation. FAU shot just 17.9% (5-28) from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by Southern Miss by a 41-32 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Owls was Jailyn Ingram who had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and an assist.

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On the season, FAU is averaging 70.5 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Owls are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game on 31.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, FAU has been led by Cornelius Taylor (12.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Jailyn Ingram (10.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Richardson Maitre (9.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, FAU is allowing their opponents to average 68.3 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Owls have a rebound margin of 1.8 and a turnover margin of 1.5.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs improved to 18-7 (9-4 C-USA) on the season after defeating the FIU Golden Panthers, 60-57, this past Thursday. In a tight, back and forth game in the 2nd half, Louisiana Tech was able to take the lead for good after an Amorie Archibald lay-up with 2:28 left in regulation. Louisiana Tech shot just 38.1% from the field and 16.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Amorie Archibald who had 17 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist.

On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 73.9 ppg on 46.2% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Louisiana Tech has been led by DaQuan Bracey (12.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 spg), Amorie Archibald (11.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Derric Jean (9.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Louisiana Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 62.4 ppg on 39.5% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs have a rebound margin of 3.1 and a turnover margin of 2.8.

The Owls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games this season.

FAU has lost 6 of their last 8 games and come into this match-up ranked just 198th in scoring offense, 246th in FG%, and T-151st in scoring defense.

Louisiana Tech has been solid on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked 103rd in scoring offense, 25th in scoring defense, and 33rd in defensive FG%.

Louisiana Tech has been lights out at home this season, posting a 12-1 record on the season, however the Bulldogs have been nothing more than average ATS at home, posting a 6-5 record. Florida Atlantic is just 2-9 on the road, however, as the Owls have done a good job at creating turnovers of this season, I think Florida Atlantic does enough to keep this one competitive to cover with the double digit points. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Florida Atlantic Owls +11.5

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