Looking to win big? The Owls and Shockers face off at 12:00 ET on ESPN2. The Shockers are hosting the game at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS. Florida Atlantic is favored by -7.5 in this American Athletic conference matchup the against Wichita State. The over/under for the game is set at 149.5 points.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS VS WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wichita State Shockers +7.5
This game will be played at Charles Koch Arena at 12:00 ET on Sunday, February 11th.
WHY BET THE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Shockers.
- Not only will Wichita State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Does Florida Atlantic Stand a Chance on the Road?
Florida Atlantic comes into this game as a 7.5-point favorite, and they have been the favorite in 20 of their 23 games this season. They have gone 16-4 in those games, and they have a record of 18-5 overall. The Owls have won seven straight games, and they are 8-1 in conference play.
On the road, Florida Atlantic has gone 7-3 this season, and their average scoring margin is +7.0 points per game. They have won three straight road games, and their record over the last 10 is 6-4. In their last game, they defeated Tulsa by a score of 102-70.
Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 11-11 this season and they are 4-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Owls have gone 9-11 vs. the spread this year, including a mark of 2-3 in their last five games as the favorite. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of just 2-8.
So far this season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games is 12-10. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (149.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points which is slightly lower than the average over/under margin in their games this year (5.4). Overall, their over/under record in their last 10 games is 5-5.
Florida Atlantic’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Tulsa, finishing the game with a total of 102 points. Their season average is now 83 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Owls offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 24.4 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.
At present, the Owls’ defense is nationally ranked 167th, allowing 71.8 points per game. Florida Atlantic’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Tulsa offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 70 points.
Will the Shockers Come Through as Home Underdogs?
Wichita State enters this game as a 7.5-point underdog. On the season, the Shockers have gone 10-13, including a 2-8 mark in American Athletic Conference play.
At home, Wichita State has gone 7-6 this season, and they have won two straight games. Overall, they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 home games.
Wichita State’s ATS record this season is 8-13-1, including a mark of 5-8 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Shockers have gone just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.
Wichita State’s over/under record this season is 11-11, and the average over/under line in their games is 147.1. So far, 14 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 149.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, and their OU record during that span is 0-3.
The Wichita State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. UTSA. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.7% while connecting on 7 threes. Colby Rogers is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Xavier Bell brings a PPG average of 11.6 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Wichita State defense is giving up an average of 73.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Wichita State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.