Florida Atlantic Owls NCAA Tournament Betting Lines

Florida Atlantic Owls NCAA Basketball Betting

Florida Atlantic Owls College Basketball Betting

A Final Four appearance for Florida Atlantic and a new league proved to be too much to overcome for a second consecutive league title. For sure, Florida Atlantic remained a strong team but was unable to surpass the USF Bulls in the American Athletic Conference regular season race. Because of their newfound popularity as a Final Four team, the Owls drew enhanced wagering action compared to past seasons. That increased public attention drove down the Owls’ wagering value and their ability to provide value. FAU is one of the best offensive teams in college basketball, but its defense remains a liability.

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2024 Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Odds

Northwestern Wildcats +2.5

Florida Atlantic Owls -2.5

Total: 142

Money Line: Northwestern +125, Florida Atlantic -145

Florida Atlantic Owls Next Matchup

On Friday, March 22, 2024, the Florida Atlantic Owls of the American Athletic Conference will face the Northwestern Wildcats of the Big Ten Conference at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Tipoff Time is 12:15 p.m. ET, with television coverage on CBS.

Northwestern Wildcats Team Overview

Overall, the Northwestern Wildcats are 21-10 straight up, 17-13-1 against the spread, and 19-12 over/under the total. Northwestern has national metrics of 166th for scoring offense, 92nd for field goal percentage, 8th for 3-point field goal percentage, 71st for free throw percentage, and 338th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Northwestern is 90th for scoring defense, 259th for field goal percentage permitted, 307th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 106th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Northwestern has covered eight of its previous ten games. Northwestern has gone under the total in four of its last six outings. First among Northwestern scorers is Boo Buie, with 19.2 points and 5.1 assists per game.

Florida Atlantic Owls Team Overview

Overall, the Florida Atlantic Owls are 24-7 straight up, 15-16 against the spread, and 15-15-1 over/under the total. Florida has national metrics of 15th for scoring offense, 31st for field goal percentage, 65th for 3-point field goal percentage, 189th for free throw percentage, and 53rd for offensive rebounding. While defensively, FAU is 229th for scoring defense, 176th for field goal percentage permitted, 144th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 126th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, FAU has covered three of its previous four games. FAU has gone over the total in four of its last five outings. First among FAU scorers is G Johnell Daivs, with 18.2 points and 6.3 assists per game.

This was the Florida Atlantic Owls’ first journey as a member of the American Athletic Conference, ending what was an interesting 10-year ride in Conference USA. Having a rocky start with the first five years being losing seasons under Mike Jarvis and Michael Curry, things took a turn for the best when Dusty May took over at the helm.

Since his hiring, FAU has had five straight winning seasons, including appearances in the College Invitational Tournament (CIT), the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), and most recently, the NCAA Tournament. Head coach Dusty May was confident FAU would not have a letdown season in 2023-24, and they did not.

Last year, the Owls finished with a program-best 35-4 record, including a perfect 17-0 showing in front of their home fans in The Burrow. Dominating in their final C-USA Tournament to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, they kept pushing further and further until a buzzer-beater ended their title hopes in a 72-71 defeat to San Diego State in the Final Four.

FAU has the special privilege of returning nearly everyone from last season, with the exception of Michael Forrest, May's first-ever recruit who spent his entire five-year career with the program as he finished his adventure with the Owls as the all-time leader in three-pointers made.

No one expected the Owls to dominate the way they did last season, with media members having projected them to finish fifth in C-USA. This year, all eyes were on FAU to continue that recent success. FAU was tabbed as favorites to win the AAC by a wide margin while being ranked 10th in the AP's Top 25 Preseason Poll.

Understanding that they would have a lot of targets on their backs once they begin their campaign, Dusty May said the team had to stay level-headed throughout the year.

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