The No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic Owls (32-3) will try to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament when they face the No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (21-15) on Sunday at 7:45 PM.
Florida Atlantic is a mammoth 15.5-point favorite against Fairleigh Dickinson when the Owls square off with the Knights on Sunday. The matchup has a point total of 145.
Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Odds
Point Spread for Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with bookmakers listing Florida Atlantic as the favorite.
Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Florida Atlantic has -1170 odds to pick up the win, while Fairleigh Dickinson is listed at +750 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 19, 2023
- Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
- TV Channel: truTV
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- Arena: Nationwide Arena
Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic is 22-11-0 against the spread this season. The Owls have been chosen as favorites in 27 games this year and have walked away with the win 26 times (96.3%) in those games. Florida Atlantic has hit the over in 50% of its opportunities this year (17 times over 34 games with a set point total).
Fairleigh Dickinson is 15-18-1 against the spread this season. The Knights have been the underdog on the moneyline 14 total times this season. They’ve gone 7-7 in those games. Fairleigh Dickinson has hit the over 55.9% of the time this season (19 of 34 games with a set point total).
Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Key Players to Watch
Johnell Davis leads his squad in both points (13.5) and assists (1.5) per contest, and also averages 5.2 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Vladislav Goldin is tops on the Owls at 6.4 rebounds per game, while also putting up 0.4 assists and 10.5 points. Alijah Martin posts 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.
Nicholas Boyd is tops on his team in assists per game (2.5), and also averages 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0 blocked shots.
The Knights get 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game from Grant Singleton. Ansley Almonor is putting up 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, making 43.7% of his shots from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc, with 2.1 treys per contest. Sean Moore gives the Knights 7.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1 assists per game. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Florida Atlantic Owls
The Owls rank 31st in college basketball with 78.4 points per game so far this year. At the other end, they rank 41st with 65 points allowed per contest. Florida Atlantic is allowing 29.9 boards per game this year (96th-ranked in college basketball), but it has shined by grabbing 35.7 rebounds per contest (18th-best).
Florida Atlantic ranks top-25 this year in three-point shooting, ranking 12th-best in college basketball with 9.7 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 42nd with a 36.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. This season, the Owls are giving up 6.4 three-pointers per game (73rd-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 31.7% (61st-ranked) from downtown.
The Owls have gone 9-1 in their past 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Florida Atlantic has hit the over in five of its last 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Florida Atlantic has been putting up 80.7 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 78.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Florida Atlantic has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 65.7 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 65 it has surrendered this year.
What you need to know about the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
At 77.6 points scored per game and 74.1 points conceded, the Knights are 43rd in college basketball on offense and 296th on defense. Fairleigh Dickinson is 227th in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.1) and 127th in rebounds conceded (30.3).
At 8.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from downtown, Fairleigh Dickinson is 92nd and 152nd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Knights are 242nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.7 per game) and 273rd in defensive 3-point percentage (35.2%).
The Knights are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. Four of Fairleigh Dickinson’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Over its previous 10 games, Fairleigh Dickinson is scoring 74.9 points per contest, compared to its season average of 77.6. In their past 10 games, the Knights are giving up 68.1 points per game, six fewer points than their season average (74.1).
Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Florida Atlantic, and we predict that Florida Atlantic will cover the spread (Florida Atlantic -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 145 points.
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