The Tigers and Owls are set to face off at 12:00 ET on CBS. The Owls will host the game at FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL. The odds for this American Athletic conference game currently have Florida Atlantic as the -7 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 162 points.


The Pick: Memphis Tigers +7

This game will be played at FAU Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Owls.
  • Even though we have Florida Atlantic winning straight-up, we like Memphis at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Memphis Defense Show Up on the Road?

Memphis enters this matchup with a record of 22-8, including a four-game win streak. They are 11-6 in American Athletic Conference play and 11-2 in non-conference games. On the road, the Tigers are 8-6 this season and have gone 6-4 in their last ten.

So far this season, Memphis has been the underdog in seven games, going 3-4. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.6 compared to +8.9 at home. In their most recent game, they defeated UAB, 106-87.

As the underdog, Memphis has gone 3-4 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-8 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 6-4.

This season, the over/under record for Memphis games is 16-13-1 with an average scoring total of 156.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 162 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (151.8). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 161 points compared to their season average of 156.3 points per game.

The Memphis offense is coming off a game in which they scored 106 points vs. UAB. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.3% while connecting on 8 threes. Offensively, the Tigers have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 116th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 190th in percentage and 122nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 262nd, allowing 75.4 points per game. So far, the Memphis defense is giving up an average of 10.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.9 times per game (674th).

Are the Owls Ready for a Home Win?

Florida Atlantic is favored by 7 points in this game, and they enter with a record of 23-7. At home, they are 14-1 this season, and their average scoring margin is +14.5.

Over their last 10 home games, they have gone 10-0, and they have won two straight games. This season, they have been favored in 28 of their 30 games, going 21-7.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 14-16 this season and they are 8-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have gone just 4-6 ATS.

Florida Atlantic’s over/under record this season sits at 15-15, and the average scoring total in their games is 155.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 162 is higher than the average OU line in their games (150.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 152 points.

In their latest game, Florida Atlantic’s offense looked good, scoring 80 points against North Texas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.2% and made 23/30 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Johnell Davis with 29 points. Nicholas Boyd also added 13 points for the Owls.

At this time, the Owls’ defense is positioned 205th in the country, permitting 73.0 points per game. The Florida Atlantic defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed North Texas to connect on 6 threes.