We played against UTEP in its last game Thursday and unfortunately, the Miners were able to win their first road game of the season but I do not expect a repeat of that. They came into the game against Florida International with seven straight road losses to start the season but shot 56.2 percent from the floor including 57.9 percent from long range to take out the Golden Panthers. That was their third straight win and fourth straight cover but now they are favored on the highway for just the third time this season. Florida Atlantic has had one of the toughest schedules around as 17 of its first 25 games have been away from home and the Owls have gone 2-15 in those games. They are 5-3 in their eight home games including a 4-1record in the conference and here is another very winnable game. They are just a game behind UTEP in the C-USA standings and have a much better home/road split yet are catching points and are 2-0 ATS at home this season against teams with a winning record while going back, the Miners are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against teams with a winning percentage below .400. Play (612) Florida Atlantic Owls
Matt is riding a SOLID 33-21 (63%) NCAA Basketball run and has put up a profitable +$10,540 college hoops season! Going back, he is on a POTENT 88-67-1 College Basketball run and remains RED HOT with a big Saturday card! In total, SEVEN MASSIVE winners are on the slate and the action starts early and goes throughout the night! Do not miss any of the action!
I'm recommending a play on Xavier plus the points on Saturday. The Musketeers can ill afford a loss here, trailing Villanova by two games in the Big East standings. Xavier played quite possibly their worst game of the season last time out, ending in a 70-56 loss to Creighton. Muskies' coach Chris Mack was not a happy man following the loss in Omaha, calling out his team after saying they virtually ignored the gameplan right out of the blocks. XU certainly looked out of sync for most of the night and they paid for it with their third loss of the season. Butler seems to have a case of bad timing. This marks the second time this season they have played Xavier and both times, the Musketeers were coming off a rare loss. They were no match for an angry XU squad in Cincinnati and lost 88-69 in January. Xavier has now won 9 of the last 12 meetings at Hinkle Fieldhouse, and they're 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings, overall. Butler has shot well most of the season, but not against the defensively sound Musketeers, making just 38.7% of their FGA in the first meeting. I do believe XU will throw a wrench into the Bulldogs' offensive plans again. Finally, Butler has struggled at home against teams with a winning record, currently on a 0-5 ATS slide in this role. I'm recommending a play on Xavier plus the points on Saturday. Thanks & GL! Scott Spreitzer.