Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Florida Atlantic Owls: 2/5/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 5, 2021

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (13-4) will try to build on a four-game winning streak when they visit the Florida Atlantic Owls (8-7) on Friday, February 5, 2021 at FAU Arena as 7.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has a point total of 139.

Betting Information

Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Western Kentucky -7.5 -115 -105 139 -110 -110 -385 290

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Florida Atlantic (+7.5) Over (139) Western Kentucky 73 Florida Atlantic 69

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Total Facts

  • The Hilltoppers and their opponents have scored at least 139 points — this matchup’s point total — in nine of 17 outings (52.9%) this season.
  • Florida Atlantic and its opponents have combined to score at least 139 points in 60% of their games this season (nine of 15 chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 15.8 more points per game (154.8) than this game’s over/under of 139 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 135.6 points per game, 3.4 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The average point total in Hilltoppers games this year is 4.6 more points than the over/under of 139 in this matchup.
  • Owls games this year have averaged a total of 146.9 points, 7.9 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Hilltoppers score 74.1 points per game, eight more points than the 66.1 the Owls give up.
  • Western Kentucky has a 12-1 record overall and a 7-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 66.1 points.
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-2 overall and 1-3 against the spread when giving up more than 74.1 points.
  • The Owls average 11.2 more points per game (80.7) than the Hilltoppers give up (69.5).
  • Florida Atlantic has put together a 2-0 ATS record and a 7-2 overall record in games it scores more than 69.5 points.
  • Western Kentucky has a 2-0 record overall and an ATS record of 1-1 in games when its opponents score more than 80.7 points.
  • The Hilltoppers have put up a total of 77 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 4.6 per game), and the Owls have out-scored opponents by 219 points on the season (14.6 more per game).

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Western Kentucky Betting Information

  • Western Kentucky has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 7-10 record.
  • The Hilltoppers have struggled to cover, going just 2-4 ATS when favored by at least 7.5 points.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponents have converted the over just 7 times in 17 (41.2%) games this season.

Florida Atlantic Betting Information

  • The Owls have a losing record against the spread, going 5-6 ATS (covering just 45.5% of the time).
  • In the majority of Florida Atlantic’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (7 out of 11 games, 63.6%).

Head to Head

Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/30/2020 Western Kentucky -2.5 142.5 -142 +117 Regular Season 69-65 FAU
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-66 WKENT

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Western Kentucky Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Hilltoppers is Charles Bassey, who puts up 17.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.
  • Dayvion McKnight is the Hilltoppers best passer, dispensing 3.2 assists per game while scoring 5.5 PPG.
  • Luke Frampton makes more threes per game than any other member of the Hilltoppers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.0 per contest.
  • Josh Anderson is the Hilltoppers leader in steals, averaging 1.9 steals per game, while Bassey leads them in blocks with 3.4 per contest.

Florida Atlantic Leaders

  • The Owls’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Jailyn Ingram with 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
  • Bryan Greenlee dishes out 2.8 assists per game, the most assists on the Owls.
  • Michael Forrest contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Owls. He makes 2.5 threes per game.
  • Florida Atlantic’s leader in steals is Kenan Blackshear (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Darden Kapiti (0.6 per game).
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