Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 22, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The Florida Atlantic Owls (25-8) will meet the Northwestern Wildcats (21-11) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday at 12:15 PM ET at Barclays Center. Johnell Davis and Boo Buie are the players to watch for the Owls and Wildcats, respectively. The Owls are currently 4.5-point favorites against the Wildcats. The matchup’s over/under is 142.

Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern Betting Lines

Florida Atlantic vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Florida Atlantic -4.5 142 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Northwestern (+4.5)
Total Pick Over (142)

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Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern Stat Rankings

Florida Atlantic Avg. (Rank) Northwestern Avg. (Rank)
82.5 (16th) Points Scored 73.7 (171st)
73.3 (229th) Points Allowed 69.0 (86th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.5 (56th) Off. Rebounds 7.8 (277th)
8.5 (72nd) 3pt Made 8.3 (90th)
15.1 (60th) Assists 15.6 (41st)
10.8 (132nd) Turnovers 8.1 (6th)

Florida Atlantic vs. Northwestern Betting Trends

  • The Owls have 16 wins in 33 games against the spread this year.
  • Florida Atlantic’s ATS record as 4.5-point favorites or more is 12-15.
  • Out of 33 Owls games so far this season, 18 have hit the over.
  • Florida Atlantic and its opponent have broken the 142-point mark 24 times this year.
  • Owls games have had an average of 155.8 points this season, 13.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Northwestern has beaten the spread 17 times in 32 games.
  • The Wildcats’ ATS record as 4.5-point underdogs or more is 4-3.
  • Out of 33 Florida Atlantic’s games so far this year, 18 have gone over the total.
  • So far this year, 14 Wildcats games have featured over 142 points scored.
  • The average total for Northwestern’s games is 142.7 points, 0.7 more than this game’s over/under.

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Florida Atlantic Impact Players

  • Davis paces the Owls with 18.2 points per game and 3.0 assists, while also putting up 6.3 rebounds.
  • Vladislav Goldin averages a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s registering 15.6 points and 0.7 assists, shooting 67.0% from the floor (seventh in the nation).
  • Alijah Martin puts up 13.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 1.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Brandon Weatherspoon posts 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Jalen Gaffney is putting up 5.8 points, 2.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Northwestern Impact Players

  • Buie paces the Wildcats in scoring (19.2 points per game) and assists (5.0), and produces 3.4 rebounds. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Brooks Barnhizer is the Wildcats’ top rebounder (7.4 per game), and he puts up 14.6 points and 2.7 assists.
  • Ryan Langborg is posting 12.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, making 42.5% of his shots from the field and 41.5% from 3-point range, with 2.2 treys per contest.
  • Nick Martinelli gives the Wildcats 9.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • The Wildcats receive 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Matthew Nicholson.

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