Florida Atlantic at Florida International: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Florida Atlantic at Florida International: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Florida International Panthers (8-3) vs Florida Atlantic Owls (5-6)

Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)

Betting Odds: Florida International Panthers -6 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The FAU Owls and FIU Panthers face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at FIU Arena.

THe Florida Atlantic Owls have had some issues this season and coming into this game they sit with a 5-5 record overall but they have lost each of the last three games. In the last game against Old Dominion they only scored 55 points and that led to a nine point defeat. On the season, FAU is averaging 65.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 71 points per game. FAU is shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from behind the three point line. FAU is led by  Jailyn Ingram who averages 16 points and shoots 49.6 percent from the field and 51.9 percent deep. 

On the other side of this matchup is the FIU Panthers who come into this game with an 8-4 record overall but they have also lost two of the last three games. FIU’s last game was against Middle Tennessee State and the offense could only score 56 points and that led to the loss. On the season, FIU is averaging 78.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.1 points per game. FIU is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from behind the three-point line. FIU is led by Antonio Daye Jr. who averages 18 points and shoots 50.7 percent from the field and 37.5 percent deep.

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FAU is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games played on Thursday. The under is 7-2 in FIU’s last nine games played on Thursday. The under is 9-4 in FIU’s last 13 games against the Conference USA. FAU is 8-21 against the spread in their last 29 meetings against FIU. 

FAU has struggled to cover spreads against FIU and their lack of production is going to let them down in this game. Look for FAU’s lack of offense to let them down in this game. Back the FIU Panthers to come away with a cover of the spread. Don't be shocked if FIU is able to win this game by double digts. 

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