20* FIU/FAU Sun Belt GAME OF THE WEEK on Florida Atlantic -1.5
Florida International vs. Florida Atlantic,
11/16/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 34 - 24
Point Spread: -1½/-110 Florida Atlantic
The Florida Atlantic Owls have gone under the radar all season. They have been an absolute money-making machine at the pay window because of it, covering eight straight against the spread. As only a 1-point home favorite here, they could easily earn their ninth straight cover.
There’s no question by its last three games that Florida Atlantic is a better team than it gets credit for. It beat Troy 34-27 at home as a 7.5-point dog on October 27th, lost at Navy 17-24 as a 17-point dog on November 3rd, and won outright 37-28 at Western Kentucky as a 16-point dog on November 10th.
Florida International is simply having a down season at 2-8 on the year. Its two wins have come against Akron and South Alabama by a combined 11 points. Those two teams are a combined 3-18 on the season, so those victories were far from impressive.
Florida Atlantic is 2-1 at home this season where it is holding opponents to just 16.7 points per game. Florida International is 1-4 on the road this season where it is giving up a whopping 37.0 points per game.
The Golden Panthers are 2-13 ATS in their last 15 games following a bye week. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings with FIU. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. As previously stated, the Owls are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Bet Florida Atlantic Friday.