Florida Atlantic vs Middle Tennessee Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Florida Atlantic Owls (29-3, 18-2 C-USA) and the No. 4 seed Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (19-13, 11-9 C-USA) will try to move on in C-USA tournament on Friday as they meet at 12:30 PM.

Florida Atlantic is a double-digit 10.5-point favorite against Middle Tennessee when the Owls take on the Blue Raiders on Friday. A 138.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Odds

Point Spread for Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Florida Atlantic as the favorite.

Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Florida Atlantic has -565 odds to pick up the win, while Middle Tennessee is listed at +417 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 138.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Arena: Ford Center at The Star

Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Trends

Florida Atlantic has 20 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. The Owls have been favorites in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 25 times (96.2%) in those contests. Florida Atlantic’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 30 set point totals.

Middle Tennessee is 15-15-0 against the spread this year. The Blue Raiders have been the underdog on the moneyline 14 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-8 in those games. Middle Tennessee’s games this year have gone over the total in 19 of 30 opportunities (63.3%).

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Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Key Players to Watch

Florida Atlantic

Johnell Davis leads his squad in both points (13.2) and assists (1.6) per contest, and also posts 5.2 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Vladislav Goldin leads his squad in rebounds per game (6.4), and also posts 10.9 points and 0.5 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.4 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Alijah Martin puts up 12.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, shooting 43% from the field and 35.9% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game. Nicholas Boyd averages 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Middle Tennessee

DeAndre Dishman is averaging a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 10.3 points and 2.1 assists, making 51.2% of his shots from the floor. Teafale Lenard gets the Blue Raiders 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also posts 1.7 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. Camryn Weston leads the Blue Raiders in assists (2.7 per game), and posts 10.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Eli Lawrence tops the Blue Raiders in scoring (12.3 points per game) and assists (1.4), and posts 4.1 rebounds. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Florida Atlantic Owls

Florida Atlantic’s C-USA games have hit the over 13 out of 21 times this season. With 79.2 points per game on offense, the Owls rank 28th in the nation. At the other end, they surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks 48th in college basketball. Florida Atlantic is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking 22nd-best in college basketball with 35.5 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 99th with 29.9 rebounds allowed per contest.

Florida Atlantic has a 37.3% three-point percentage this season (34th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really shined by sinking 10 treys per game (11th-best). This season, the Owls are allowing 6.5 three-pointers per game (82nd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.7% (110th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Owls have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. Seven of Florida Atlantic’s past 10 contests have hit the over. Florida Atlantic has been scoring 82.9 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 79.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The past 10 games have seen Florida Atlantic allow 3.7 more points per game (69) than its season-long average (65.3).

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What you need to know about the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Middle Tennessee has put together an 11-10-0 record against the spread in conference games this season. Offensively the Blue Raiders are the 206th-ranked team in the country (70.3 points per game). Defensively they are 111th (67.8 points allowed per game). With 30.7 rebounds per game and 28.1 rebounds conceded, Middle Tennessee is 247th and 31st in college basketball, respectively.

Middle Tennessee makes 7 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 222nd and 178th, respectively, in college basketball. The Blue Raiders are 82nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6.5 per game) and 286th in 3-point percentage defensively (35.5%).

The Blue Raiders are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. Seven of Middle Tennessee’s past 10 contests have hit the over. Middle Tennessee is posting 71.3 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is one more than its average for the season (70.3). While the Blue Raiders are allowing 67.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their last 10 games, allowing 70 points per contest.

Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Florida Atlantic, and we project that Middle Tennessee will cover the spread (Florida Atlantic -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 138.5 points.

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How to bet Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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