The top-seeded Florida Atlantic Owls are eyeing their first Conference USA Tournament title, while the fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are striving for their first tournament title since winning back-to-back championships in 2016 and 2017, when the teams meet in the semifinals on Friday at 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), winners of 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 at the Ford Center will tip off at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). The Owls are 10-point favorites in the latest Middle Tennessee State vs. Florida Atlantic odds, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 140.5.
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The model knows Sophomore guard Johnell Davis, who is one of three Owls averaging in double-figure scoring, averages 13.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He has reached double-digit scoring in each of the last four games, including 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in Thursday's quarterfinal win over Western Kentucky. He has registered two double-doubles, including an 18-point and 10-rebound performance in a 76-74 win at Florida on Nov. 14. He scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 79-53 win over Florida International on Dec. 17.
The model also knows Blue Raiders junior guard Camryn Weston has been on fire of late. He poured in 22 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, and grabbed three rebounds in Thursday's quarterfinal win over Charlotte, the third consecutive game he has scored 10 or more points. He scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards in a 74-70 win over Florida Atlantic on Feb. 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.
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