Florida International Panthers at Florida Atlantic Owls CBB Pick - Game Analysis and Odds
It’s the renewal of one of the Conference USA’s most potent rivalries. The Florida International Panthers will settle Sunshine State bragging rights when they take on the Florida Atlantic Owls in Boca Raton, Florida. The contest is a primetime affair set to tip off on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET. The game is available on local markets with C-USA TV. This rivalry is about as balanced as it gets. The last four contests between both parties resulted in two victories per side. The previous meeting was a hard-fought battle as the Panthers defeated the Owls by a point on December 30th, 2017.
The two teams enter on two-game losing streaks. Both outfits have not been on the court for a week either, so the two ensembles are well-rested. Both sides also enter off two-game road trips to comprise their respective skids. Overall, both the Owls and Panthers have not fared well outside of their respective homes. Despite FIU suffering some losses, they have been a cash cow against the spread as they have successfully covered in their last five markets.
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Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records
Florida International Panthers, 11-15 SU, 14-5-1 ATS
Florida Atlantic Owls, 10-15 SU, 8-11-1 ATS
Florida Atlantic at Florida International NCAAB Betting Trends
- Florida Atlantic is 3-0 ATS in their previous three matches between the two teams.
- Florida International is 2-7 SU on the road this season.
- Florida International is 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 meetings.
- Over is 12-5 ATS in the previous 17 contests between both sides
In the early stages, we have seen the public smother the Panthers. The public has weighed in heavily and likes the Panthers in this situation reflected by 79% of the cash and 87% of the ticket action coming in on FIU. Despite this, we have the line trend upward by half of a point. In Over/Under markets, we have also seen the public take to the Over, and as a result, the number has risen by 1.5 points.
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Florida International at Florida Atlantic Prediction 02/17/2018
Anytime we see the public take a dog; we have to take a closer look be that the behavior in itself is rare. The Panthers have been very profitable against the spread and own the most recent in this rivalry that in itself entices plenty of action when points accompany FIU. However, the Panthers have are more prone to being undervalued because of this. The fact remains that Florida International when they are away from home, has played terribly. When you toss in that they are facing an arch nemesis in what will undoubtedly be a hostile environment, this is the perfect to time to sell on FIU. Swallow the points.