Florida Atlantic at Florida International: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Florida Atlantic at Florida International: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Florida International Panthers (15-14) vs Florida Atlantic Owls (16-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)

Betting Odds: Florida International Panthers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls and FIU Panthers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at FIU Arena. When these two teams faced in January of 2021 it was Florida Atlantic that won 107-63. 

The Florida Atlantic Owls come into this game with a 16-13 record and they have gone 14-11-1 against the spread. The Owls have lost three of their last four games, but the one win came in their last game against Charlotte. The Owls scored 42 points in the second half and that was enough to come away with the victory. Florida Atlantic is averaging 73.8 points while their defense is giving up 68.1 points per game. Michael Forrest has been the top player for Florida Atlantic averaging 13.7 points while shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the FIU Panthers who sit with a 15-14 record overall and they have gone 11-15-1 against the spread. Coming into this game, the FIU Panthers have lost two games in a row and the offense hasn’t been great in either of the games.  In the last game, the defense really struggled giving up 83 points, and that led to the 20 point defeat. FIU is averaging 71.6 points while their defense is giving up 70.5 points per game. Guard Tevin Brewer has been the top player for Florida International averaging 14.9 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line,. 

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The over is 5-0 in Florida Atlantic’s last five games following an against the spread win. The over is 5-0 in Florida Atlantic’s last five games following a straight up win. The over is 5-1 in FIU’s last six home games.  The over is 5-1 in FIU’s last six games following  a straight up loss. 

These are two teams who can’t really be trusted to win, but the over has been a strong play for both of these teams. Both teams are averaging over 71 points per game, but neither team find a ton of success playing defense. Back the over to cash. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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