Middle Tennessee vs FAU Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

FAU Owls (29-3) vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (19-13)

Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 12:30 pm (Ford Center at The Star)

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The FAU Owls will play the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the Semifinals of the C-USA Tournament on Friday afternoon at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

FAU Preview

The FAU Owls are 29-3 (18-2) this season after they defeated Western Kentucky by a score of 75-51 in their last game. FAU shot 49.2% from the field and recorded 48 rebounds in the win. The FAU Owls are averaging 79.3 points per game, 65.7 points against per game, 38.3 rebounds per game, and 15 assists per game. Johnell Davis has led the Owls this season with 13.2 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. FAU is shooting 47.2% from the field, 71.2% on free throws, and 37.8% on three pointers this year.

Middle Tennessee Preview

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 19-13 (11-9) this season after they defeated Charlotte by a score of 66-65 in their last game. Middle Tennessee shot 47.2% from the field and was +4 in rebounding margin in the win. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 70.4 points per game, 67.8 points against per game, 33.7 rebounds per game, and 11.1 assists per game. Eli Lawrence has led the Blue Raiders this season with 12.3 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Middle Tennessee is shooting 45.5% from the field, 67.7% on free throws, and 34% on three pointers this year.

Trends

Middle Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games. The over is 8-3-1 in Middle Tennessee’s last 12 games. FAU is 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 5-2-1 in FAU’s last 8 games. 

Pick

FAU comes into this game on a five game winning streak and is the best team in C-USA this season. Middle Tennessee has lost two of their last three games and they haven’t been able to score much in their last few games. FAU is scoring 79.3 points per game and is shooting 47.2% from the field. I like the Owls in this matchup. 

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

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