Florida Atlantic vs Farleigh Dickinson Prediction, 03/19
- Lm Tipster
- Mar 19, 2023, 2:31:19 AM
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The second round of the NCAA March Madness tournament is upon us, and the matchup between the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and the Florida Atlantic Owls is one of the most intriguing of the day. The Owls are favored by 15.5 points, but the Knights are a team that cannot be taken lightly. In this article, we will review the two teams and make our prediction for the game. Before we dive in, it is worth noting that Kingpin.pro has a fantastic iOS and Android app that provides up-to-date information on odds, scores, and analysis of college basketball games.
Fairleigh Dickinson earned their spot in the second round by winning their first-round game against Purdue by a score of 63-58. Damon Roberts led the way for the Knights with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. This win gave the Knights their first NCAA tournament win since 2019.
Florida Atlantic earned their spot in the second round by winning their first-round game against Memphis by a score of 66-65. Javon Davis led the way for the Owls with 17 points and 6 rebounds. This win gave the Owls their first NCAA tournament win in program history.
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights:
The Knights are a team that many people may not be familiar with, but they earned their spot in the tournament by winning the Northeast Conference tournament. They have a 21-15 record and a 10-6 conference record. In their first-round game against Purdue, they showed that they are not intimidated by higher-ranked opponents, winning 63-58. Damon Roberts led the way for the Knights with 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
Roberts is the team's leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points per game while shooting an impressive 49.4% from the field. He is also an excellent facilitator, averaging 4.3 assists per game. Jahlil Munden Jr. is the team's leading rebounder, averaging 4.8 rebounds per game.
Florida Atlantic Owls:
The Owls are a dominant team that won the Conference USA tournament to earn their spot in the tournament. They have an impressive 32-3 record and an 18-2 conference record. In their first-round game against Memphis, they showed why they are one of the best teams in the tournament, winning 66-65 in a nail-biter.
The Owls are led by guard Javon Davis, who averages 13.5 points per game while shooting an impressive 84.6% from the free-throw line. Center Vladi Goldin is the team's leading rebounder, averaging 6.4 rebounds per game.
Fairleigh Dickinson are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fairleigh Dickinson's last 5 games.
Fairleigh Dickinson are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Fairleigh Dickinson's last 7 games played in March.
Fairleigh Dickinson are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when playing as the underdog.
Florida Atlantic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games.
Florida Atlantic are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Florida Atlantic are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Northeast conference.
Florida Atlantic are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played in March.
The odds in Vegas heavily favor Florida Atlantic, but the spread of 15.5 points is a bit high, in our opinion. Fairleigh Dickinson has shown that they can compete against higher-ranked teams, and they have the firepower to keep this game close.
Our pick is for Fairleigh Dickinson to cover the +15.5 spread. Damon Roberts is a player that can take over a game, and if he gets hot, he can keep the Knights in this game. The Owls will likely win, but the Knights have enough talent to keep this game within the spread.
PICK: Farleigh Dickinson +15.5 (-110)
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