Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Florida International Panthers: 2/28/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 28, 2021

The Florida International Panthers (9-15) are heavy, 17-point underdogs as they look to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (15-5) on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at E. A. Diddle Arena. The contest airs at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under is 146.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Western Kentucky vs Florida International Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Western Kentucky -17 -110 -110 146.5 -110 -110 -2500 1100

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Total Facts

  • In 40% of their opportunities this year (eight of 20 chances), the Hilltoppers and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 146.5 points.
  • Florida International has played in 13 games this year (out of 24 total matchups — 54.2% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 146.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 149 points per game, 2.5 more points than the total of 146.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.6 less points per game (145.9) than this matchup’s over/under of 146.5 points.
  • The Hilltoppers average point total in matchups this season is 144.1, 2.4 points less than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Panthers this season is 4.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 74.1 points per game the Hilltoppers score are only 1.8 fewer points than the Panthers give up (75.9).
  • Western Kentucky has an 8-0 record overall and a 4-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 75.9 points.
  • Florida International is 3-11 overall and 1-11 against the spread in games when it gives up more than 74.1 points.
  • The Panthers average only 4.9 more points per game (74.9) than the Hilltoppers give up to opponents (70).
  • In games it puts up more than 70 points, Florida International is 3-0 against the spread and 8-6 overall.
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 74.9 points.
  • The Hilltoppers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 82 points this season (4.1 points per game on average), and opponents of the Panthers have out-scored them by 24 more points on the year (one per game).

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Western Kentucky Betting Information

  • Western Kentucky has not fared well against the spread this season, posting an 8-12 record.
  • When favored by at least 17 points, the Hilltoppers have struggled to a 0-3 record ATS this season.
  • Hilltoppers games have played to the total or above 10 times in 20 games this season.

Florida International Betting Information

  • Florida International has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 5-14 ATS.
  • Florida International has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.9% of matchups this season (11 out of 19 chances).

Head to Head

Western Kentucky vs Florida International (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Florida International -1 148.5 -117 -105 Regular Season 91-85 WKENT
2/1/2020 Western Kentucky -2.5 155.5 -145 +118 Regular Season 81-76 FIU
1/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-76 FIU

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Western Kentucky Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Hilltoppers is Charles Bassey, who accumulates 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
  • Dayvion McKnight is Western Kentucky’s best passer, dishing out 3.8 assists per game while scoring 5.5 PPG.
  • Luke Frampton leads the Hilltoppers in three-point shooting with an average of 2.2 threes per game.
  • The Western Kentucky steals leader is Josh Anderson, who averages 1.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Bassey, who compiles 3.2 rejections per contest.

Florida International Leaders

  • Antonio Daye’s points (17.1 per game) and assists (4.5 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Panthers’ leaderboards.
  • Dimon Carrigan is at the top of the Florida International rebounding leaderboard with 6.3 rebounds per game. He also notches 7.1 points and tacks on 0.7 assists per game.
  • Eric Lovett leads the Panthers in three-point shooting with an average of 2.7 made threes per game.
  • Florida International’s leader in steals is Daye with 2.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Carrigan with 2.3 per game.
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