Florida Atlantic vs MTSU prediction, odds, time: 2023 Conference USA Championship picks, betting with proven model

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The top-seeded Florida Atlantic Owls are eyeing their first Conference USA Championship title, while the fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are vying for their first tournament title since winning back-to-back contests in 2016 and 2017, when the teams meet in the semifinals on Friday in Frisco, Texas. The Blue Raiders (19-13, 11-9), who have won four of six, are 4-0 on neutral courts this year. The Owls (29-3, 18-2), who have won five in a row, have won eight of nine. Middle Tennessee State handed Florida Atlantic one of its two conference losses on the season.

The game from Ford Center will tip off at 12:30pm ET on CBS Sports Network. MTSU is averaging 70.3 points per game, while FAU is averaging 79.2. The Owls are a 10-point favorite in the latest Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida Atlantic ratings from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 140.5. Before you lock in any FAU vs. MTSU picks, you need to see college basketball predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters conference tournament week 76-51 on college basketball’s highest-rated picks this season, returning nearly $1,200 for a $100 player. Anyone who has followed him has seen great results.

Now the model has entered FAU vs MTSU and just locked in its CBB picks and predictions. You can go to SportsLine now to see the model selections. Now, here are some college basketball odds and betting lines for MTSU vs. FAU:

  • Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida Atlantic spread: Florida Atlantic -10
  • Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida Atlantic over/under: 140.5 points
  • Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida Atlantic Money Line Money Line: MTSU +400, Florida Atlantic -550
  • MTSU: The Blue Raiders are 5-1 against the spread in their last six Friday games
  • FAU: The Owls are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after winning straight by more than 20 points
  • Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida Atlantic picks: See picks at SportsLine

A special game | Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders

Why can Florida Atlantic cover

Sophomore center Vladislav Goldin leaves a tough outing in the Owls’ regular season win over Western Kentucky. In that game, Goldin poured in 12 points and grabbed four rebounds. This was the third game in a row and the eighth in nine games where he reached double-digit scoring. He has one double-double on the year, an 11-point and 13-rebound performance in a 50-46 win at North Texas on December 29. For the year, he is averaging 10.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.

Senior guard Michael Forrest has reached double-digit scoring in five of his last eight games, including 14 on the season. He is connecting on 41.6% of his field goals, including 36.2% from 3-point range, and 73.3 from the free throw line. Forrest scored 20 points in the November 14 win at Florida. He scored 19 points and had three assists in a 106-66 win over Texas San Antonio on February 23rd.

Why MTSU can cover it

Junior guard Camryn Weston has been on fire lately. He poured in 22 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, and grabbed three rebounds in Thursday’s quarterfinal win over Charlotte, the third straight game he’s scored 10 points or more. He scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards in a 74-70 win over Florida Atlantic on February 16. For the season, he is averaging 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He is connecting on 45.7% of his field goals and 75.7% of his free throws.

Senior forward Deandre Dishman nearly missed a doubleheader against Charlotte. He scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He has recorded three double-doubles on the year, the last coming on Jan. 11 in a 71-68 win at Rice. In that game, he scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. For the year, he is averaging 10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals.

How to make MTSU vs Florida Atlantic picks

The SportsLine model tops the total, producing a combined 142 points. The model also says that one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can only see the model selections at SportsLine.

So who will win FAU vs MTSU? And which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model who has crushed his college basketball picks, and find out.

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