NCAA odds value has also been bad for the Florida Atlantic Owls as they have not been able to sustain long term success with the NCAA football odds.
The Florida Atlantic Owls will host the Troy Trojans in the Sun Belt Conference finale for both teams. Kickoff on ESPNU is set for 2:05 PM ET and Sports-Gambling opened with Troy as a 4.5 point favorite.
Troy has a record of 6-5 straight up and 3-8 with the NCAA football lines. Troy has gone over the total in 6 of their 11 games. The Trojans are 5-2 in Sun Belt Conference action which puts them one game behind first place Florida International.
Last week Troy scored a 28-14 home payout over Western Kentucky which snapped a 2 game losing streak. Offense is the strength of the Trojans as they rank 36th in the nation for scoring and 14th for passing.
Quarterback Corey Robinson has thrown for 3015 yards and a 21/15 touchdown/interception ratio. The Trojans run effectively by committee as Shawn Southward, DuJuan Harris, and Jerrel Jernigan are all over 5.2 yards per carry.
Florida Atlantic has a record of 4-7 straight up and 3-8 with the NCAA football betting lines. The Owls have gone under the total in 7 of 11 games. Florida Atlantic has lost 2 games in a row and is coming off a 38-14 loss at Middle Tennessee.
Florida Atlantic is one of the worst offensive teams in the nation as they rank 112th overall and 111th for scoring. The defense is simply bad as it ranks 76th overall. Howard Schnellenberger is in his 10th season at FAU where he started the program from scratch and led them to consecutive bowl berths in 2007 and 2008.
QB Jeff Van Camp has passed for 2149 yards and a 16/12 TD/INT ratio while Alfred Morris has rushed for 882 yards and 7 TD’s. Lester Jean has been an impressive receiver with 16.1 yards per catch.
Troy has covered the NCAA odds in 5 of their last 6 meetings with FAU and the series has gone over the total in 4 of the last 5 meetings between the teams.