Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion - 3/11/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Florida Atlantic (16-15) at Old Dominion (13-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
The Line: Old Dominion -2 -- Over/Under: 130
The Florida Atlantic Owls (16-15, CONF 8-10) and the Old Dominion Monarchs (13-18, CONF 9-9) face off in the Conference USA showdown at the Ford Center at The Star. Old Dominion has won the last two games over Florida Atlantic, and both of those came this season.
Florida Atlantic sits one game above .500 but they have lost two games in a row. In the Owls lost game against Marshall it was the defense that let them down giving up 94 points.
Overall this season FAU is averaging 69.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.4 points. Over the last five games, FAU’s offense is averaging 75 points per game while the defense is giving up 77.8 points.
FAU is led by Cornelius Taylor who is averaging 11.8 points while shooting 36.5 percent from the field.
Old Dominion have had a lot of struggles this season but coming into this game they have won two of the last three games. In two wins the offense was elite putting up at least 84 points, but the loss they could only manage 63 points.
Overall this season ODU is averaging 65.7 points per game while the defense is giving up 73.1 points per game.
The Monarchs are led by Malik Curry who is averaging 13.5 points per game while shooting 40.8 percent from the field. In each of hte last four games, Curry has scored at least 15 points, and they need a big game out of him.
FAU is 4-17 against the spread in their last 21 games played on Wednesday. The under is 9-4 in FAU”s last 13 games played on Wednesday. The under is 32-19 in ODU’s last 51 neutral site games. The under is 6-2-1 in ODU’s last nine games played on Wednesday. ODU is 15-6-1 against the spread in their last 22 games played on Wednesday.
The offense has been better as of late for both of these teams, but historically they like to play a slower pace of play. Look for the pace to really slow down in this game and that will lead to the under cashing with ease.