Planning on watching today’s Owls and Owls game? Catch the action at FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL, as the Owls hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and Florida Atlantic is favored by -19.5 vs. Temple in a American Athletic conference matchup.

TEMPLE OWLS VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Temple Owls +19.5

This game will be played at FAU Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Florida Atlantic pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -19.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Temple Defense Show Up on the Road?

Temple enters this game as 19.5-point underdogs, and they have gone 2-12 as the underdog this season. They have also lost nine straight games, including their most recent matchup against Charlotte by a score of 73-70.

On the road this year, the Owls have gone just 3-7, and their average scoring margin is -7.1 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 3-7.

For the season, Temple has an ATS record of 9-13-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-6-1, and in their last 10 road games, they are 3-6-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Owls’ ATS record is 6-7-1, and in their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Temple games is 11-11-1. On average, the point total in their games is 144.8, which is 2.7 points higher than the average over/under line of 142.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points.

In their recent game, the Owls’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.8 points per contest. Coming into the game, the Owls offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 29%. On average, they get up 28 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.3 made free-throws.

At present, the Owls’ defense is nationally ranked 205th, allowing 73.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Charlotte, the 49ers finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 73 points vs. Temple.

Will Florida Atlantic Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Florida Atlantic has been dominant at home this season, as they enter this game with a 11-1 record at home and a +15.8 average scoring margin. They have won 10 straight home games and are 16-4 as the favorite this season.

Overall, the Owls are 19-5 this season and have won seven straight games. They are 8-1 in American Athletic Conference play and have gone 11-4 in non-conference games.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 11-11 this season, going 7-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this year, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games sits at 12-10. On average, their games have finished with 155 points compared to an average over/under line of 149.6, resulting in an average margin of 5.4 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 166 points.

In their latest game, Florida Atlantic offense put up 102 points against Tulsa. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.3% and made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Owls have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 53rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 97th in percentage and 47th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Owls’ defense holds the 170th rank in the nation, allowing 72.2 points per game. So far, the Florida Atlantic defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (475th).