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Florida Atlantic vs Northwestern Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Florida Atlantic vs Northwestern Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 8 seed Florida Atlantic Owls (25-8) will try to beat the No. 9 seed Northwestern Wildcats (21-11) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Barclays Center. This matchup tips off at 12:15 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Game Time: 12:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Florida Atlantic win (61.6%)

Before you bet on Friday's Florida Atlantic-Northwestern spread (Florida Atlantic -3.5) or over/under (142.5 points), read the betting insights and trends below.

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Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Florida Atlantic is 16-17-0 ATS this season.
  • Northwestern is 18-14-0 ATS this year.
  • Northwestern covers the spread when it is a 3.5-point underdog or more 66.7% of the time. That's more often than Florida Atlantic covers as a favorite of 3.5 or more (44.4%).
  • Against the spread, the Owls have played better when playing at home, covering seven times in 14 home games, and three times in 10 road games.
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Wildcats have a lower winning percentage at home (.529, 9-8-0 record) than on the road (.636, 7-4-0).

Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Florida Atlantic has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 32 games this year and has walked away with the win 24 times (75%) in those games.
  • The Owls have a mark of 22-6 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -182 or better on the moneyline.
  • Northwestern has been the underdog on the moneyline 13 total times this season. Northwestern has gone 6-7 in those games.
  • The Wildcats have a 2-5 record (winning only 28.6% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +150 or longer.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Florida Atlantic has a 64.5% chance of walking away with the win.

Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Florida Atlantic has a +306 scoring differential, topping opponents by 9.2 points per game. It is putting up 82.5 points per game to rank 16th in college basketball and is giving up 73.3 per outing to rank 229th in college basketball.
  • Johnell Davis paces Florida Atlantic, putting up 18.2 points per game (77th in the country).
  • Northwestern puts up 73.7 points per game (171st in college basketball) while giving up 69 per contest (86th in college basketball). It has a +150 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 4.7 points per game.
  • Northwestern's leading scorer, Boo Buie, ranks 50th in college basketball, averaging 19.2 points per game.
  • The Owls win the rebound battle by an average of 4.3 boards. They are recording 38.2 rebounds per game (51st in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 33.9 per outing.
  • Vladislav Goldin tops the team with 6.8 rebounds per game (196th in college basketball action).
  • The Wildcats fall short in the rebound battle by an average of 2.1 boards. They are recording 31.2 rebounds per game (347th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 33.3.
  • Brooks Barnhizer tops the Wildcats with 7.4 rebounds per game (139th in college basketball).
  • Florida Atlantic averages 103.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (26th in college basketball), and allows 91.8 points per 100 possessions (147th in college basketball).
  • The Wildcats rank 42nd in college basketball with 101.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 254th defensively with 95.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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