Florida International at Western Kentucky: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (15-5) vs Florida International Panthers (9-14)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)
Betting Odds: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The FIU Panthers and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at Diddle Arena.
These two teams faced off on Sunday and it was Western Kentucky that was able to come away with a 91-58 victory. Forward Carson Williams was the best player for Western Kentucky putting up 21 points and four rebounds. FIU was led by Radshad Davis who finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
The FIU Panthers have had some issues this season and coming into this game they have lost six games in a row. Each of the last six games, the FIU Panthers have also failed to cover the spread. FIU on the season is averaging 70.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 78.6 points per game. FIU is shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the three point line. Antonio Daye Jr has been the best player for FIU and coming into this game he is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 45.5 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers who sit with a 17-5 record overall and coming into this game they have won seven of their last eight games. The only loss during that stretch was against the Houston Cougars. Western Kentucky on the season is averaging 74.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. Center Charles Bassey has been the best player for Western Kentucky averaging 17.5 points while shooting 60.5 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line.
FIU is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games overall. The over is 12-4 in Western Kentucky’s last 16 home games. Western Kentucky is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games played on Monday/
Western Kentucky is the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Western Kentucky is run up the score again and FIU is going to have no answer. Back Western Kentucky against the spread.