Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-9, 3-6 C-USA) at Florida International Panthers (9-11, 3-6 C-USA)
Miami; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Florida International -2; over/under is 144
BOTTOM LINE: Western Kentucky faces the Florida International Panthers after Jordan Rawls scored 25 points in Western Kentucky’s 75-71 loss to the Charlotte 49ers.
The Panthers have gone 8-4 in home games. Florida International is eighth in C-USA with 12.4 assists per game led by Arturo Dean averaging 2.9.
The Hilltoppers are 3-6 against C-USA opponents. Western Kentucky ranks fourth in C-USA with 14.2 assists per game led by Dayvion McKnight averaging 4.2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dean is averaging 11.8 points and 2.4 steals for the Panthers. Denver Jones is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 49.8% over the last 10 games for Florida International.
McKnight is averaging 17 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.9 steals for the Hilltoppers. Jairus Hamilton is averaging 10.5 points over the last 10 games for Western Kentucky.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-5, averaging 68.4 points, 26.8 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.1 points per game.
Hilltoppers: 3-7, averaging 69.3 points, 29.7 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.8 points.
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