Florida Atlantic Owls at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Free Prediction

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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (3-4) will be at home in Moore Gym when they take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (6-1). The game begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Wildcats defeated the Stetson Hatters 84-74, while the Owls beat the FGCU Eagles 85-68.

Florida Atlantic dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 43.6 (above their season average of 40.3) and a turnover percentage of 17.0 (better than their season average of 18.1). FGCU was 16.7 and 21.4, respectively, for those same stats. The Wildcats, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.143 vs. 0.068) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.2 (above their season average of 36.6). Bethune-Cookman’s Malik Maitland had a good game, contributing 23 points and eight assists. Xavian Stapleton, meanwhile fueled Florida Atlantic with 27 points and seven rebounds.

The Owls won the only contest between these two teams last year, 93-75. One of Florida Atlantic’s largest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 42 free throw attempts, while Bethune-Cookman had just 24.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Bethune-Cookman figures to have a considerable edge. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Wildcats defense ranks 38th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.475), while the Florida Atlantic offense ranks 331st in effective field goal percentage (0.470).

Florida Atlantic vs. Bethune-Cookman Betting Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Bethune-Cookman, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Florida Atlantic ranks 32nd in rebounds per game (38.8) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 295th in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).
  • The Owls rank 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Wildcats rank 170th (3.5).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 74th in steals per game (7.0) while Florida Atlantic ranks 193rd in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • The Owls rank 67th in assists allowed per game (12.1) while the Wildcats rank 271st (14.9).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 101st in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while Florida Atlantic ranks 248th (19.8).