Florida Atlantic Owls vs. North Texas Mean Green ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Florida Atlantic Owls (11-5, 3-0 CUSA) will be at The Super Pit to meet the North Texas Mean Green (8-8, 2-1 CUSA) in a CUSA matchup. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Florida Atlantic Owls at North Texas Mean Green Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Mean Green had no trouble getting past the FIU Panthers 74-56, while the Owls beat the Rice Owls 81-76.

Florida Atlantic had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.0 vs. 21.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.551 (above their season average of 0.499). North Texas, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 42.4 (above their season average of 32.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.552 (above their season average of 0.550). FIU had marks of 28.6 and 0.461, respectively, for those same stats. Umoja Gibson was a key piece for North Texas with 14 points. Cornelius Taylor, meanwhile had a solid performance for Florida Atlantic, finishing with 34 points.

The Owls dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent matchup, Florida Atlantic won 60-54. Florida Atlantic had a better free throw rate (0.157 vs. 0.097). North Texas, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (19.4 vs. 25.1). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of North Texas. North Texas ranks 329th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.9 percent), while the pesky defense of Florida Atlantic forces the 59th-most turnovers in the nation (22.6 percent).

Florida Atlantic Owls at North Texas Mean Green Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Florida Atlantic, ATS Winner – Florida Atlantic, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Florida Atlantic ranks 94th in rebounds per game (37.6) while North Texas ranks 250th (32.1).
  • The Mean Green rank 29th in assists allowed per game (10.1) while the Owls rank 92nd (11.9).
  • North Texas averages 23.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 111th in the nation. Florida Atlantic ranks 136th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).
  • The Owls average 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 63rd in the country. The Mean Green rank 178th in steals allowed per game (8.2).
  • Florida Atlantic ranks second in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while North Texas ranks 79th (3.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Mean Green have scored an average of 82.6 points per game (12.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (2.8 above their season average).
  • The Owls’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.2, up from 6.1 for the season.