The Florida Atlantic Owls (27-3, 18-2 C-USA) aim to extend a three-game winning stretch when they visit the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-16, 7-13 C-USA) at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Thomas Assembly Center. The contest airs on ESPN+.
Saturday’s matchup between the Owls and the Bulldogs sees the Owls as a solid, 9-point favorite. The matchup has a point total of 143.5.
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Odds
Point Spread for Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with oddsmakers listing Florida Atlantic as the favorite.
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Florida Atlantic has -439 odds to pick up the win, while Louisiana Tech is listed at +336 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 143.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Ruston, Louisiana
- Arena: Thomas Assembly Center
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic has played 28 games, with 19 wins against the spread. The Owls have been favorites in 24 games this season and have come away with the win 23 times (95.8%) in those contests. Florida Atlantic’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 16 times in 28 opportunities (57.1%).
Against the spread, Louisiana Tech is 14-14-0 this year. The Bulldogs have won two of the 15 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (13.3%). Louisiana Tech’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 28 set point totals (60.7%).
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
Johnell Davis posts 13.1 points and 1.5 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 5.2 rebounds, shooting 48.5% from the field and 41.4% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest. Vladislav Goldin totals a team-best 6.6 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s averaging 10.8 points and 0.5 assists, shooting 64.9% from the floor. Alijah Martin is averaging 13 points, 1.4 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Nicholas Boyd is averaging 9.2 points, 2.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Isaiah Crawford is putting up a team-best 5.3 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 13.4 points and 2.7 assists, making 50% of his shots from the floor and 42.9% from beyond the arc, with 1 triples per game. Keaston Willis is posting 12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, making 38.7% of his shots from the floor and 38.3% from beyond the arc, with 2.6 triples per contest. Kenny Hunter gets the Bulldogs 5.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.9 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Florida Atlantic Owls
So far this season, 12 out of Florida Atlantic’s 19 C-USA games have gone over the point total. The Owls have been carried by their offense, as they rank 25th-best in the country by posting 79.4 points per game. They rank 51st in college basketball in points allowed (65.5 per contest). Florida Atlantic ranks 25th-best in college basketball by pulling down 35.5 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 99th in college basketball (29.8 allowed per contest).
At home, the Owls are averaging 6.2 more points per game (82.1) than they are in road games (75.9). Florida Atlantic is thriving in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks eighth-best in college basketball in threes (10.2 per game) and 23rd-best in shooting percentage from three-point land (37.8%). The Owls are ceding 6.5 treys per game (83rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 33.2% (139th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Owls are 5-5 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 games. Florida Atlantic has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 games. Florida Atlantic’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, putting up 83.3 points per contest compared to the 79.4 it has averaged this season. The past 10 games have seen Florida Atlantic give up 4.2 more points per game (69.7) than its season-long average (65.5).
What you need to know about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Louisiana Tech’s conference games have hit the over 11 out of 19 times this season. The Bulldogs put up 72.8 points per game and allow 69.8, ranking them 156th in college basketball offensively and 173rd on defense. On the glass, Louisiana Tech is 225th in the country in rebounds (31.1 per game). It is 57th in rebounds conceded (28.9 per game).
At home, the Bulldogs average 76.1 points per game. Away, they score 68.5. Louisiana Tech makes 8.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 43rd and 161st, respectively, in college basketball. In 2022-23 the Bulldogs are 322nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (8.5 per game) and 19th-worst in defensive 3-point percentage (37%).
The Bulldogs have gone 3-7 in their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Louisiana Tech has hit the over in five of its last 10 outings. Over its past 10 games, Louisiana Tech is averaging 67.3 points per contest, compared to its season average of 72.8. While the Bulldogs are giving up 69.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 70.9 points per contest.
Florida Atlantic vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Florida Atlantic, and we predict that Florida Atlantic will cover the spread (Florida Atlantic -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 143.5 points.
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