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Arizona vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction 12/23/2023

The Arizona Wildcats (9-1) travel to face off against the Florida Atlantic Owls (9-2) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on FOX. Florida Atlantic is coming off a win in their previous game, while Arizona is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Purdue. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Arizona Wildcats vs Florida Atlantic Owls

The Arizona Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Before today’s game, Arizona has a 9-1 overall record. As the away team, the Wildcats are 2-1 and they have a perfect 5-0 record at home this season. As of today’s game, Arizona holds a 7-1 record against the spread this season. In their last five games, the team is 4-1 vs. the spread.

In 10 games, Arizona comes in with an over/under mark of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 158.5 points per game. Looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 168 points per game.

The Florida Atlantic Owls Are Coming Off A Win

Florida Atlantic enters today’s game against Arizona with a 9-2 overall record. On the road, the Owls have a 4-1 record and they are also 4-1 at home this season. Florida Atlantic is currently sitting above .500 in terms of ATS, holding a 7-3 record. Over their last five games, the team has performed well against the spread, going 4-1.

Florida Atlantic’s games have, on average, featured 151.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-5-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147.3 points so far. The Owls’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 152 points per game.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 92.3 points per game, the Arizona had a below average performance. They scored 84 points against Purdue and had a field goal percentage of 51.6%. Leading the team in scoring was Caleb Love with 29 points. Keshad Johnson also added 24 points for the Wildcats.

Caleb Love (G) 15.5 5.3 3.9
Keshad Johnson (F) 13.6 6.9 1.7
Oumar Ballo (C) 12.9 6.8 0.9

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

Against St. Bonaventure, the Florida Atlantic had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 83.5 points per game. They scored 64 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.1% in the game. For the season, the Florida Atlantic offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 58% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.7 made three’s per contest.

Vladislav Goldin (C) 15.1 7.0 0.6
Johnell Davis (G) 14.5 6.9 2.2
Alijah Martin (G) 12.8 4.5 1.1

Arizona Team Defense

Arizona’s defense has been playing well, ranking 55th nationally, with 65.0 points allowed per game. Arizona’s three-point defense is currently 130th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.4% of their shots vs. Arizona.

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

Currently, the Owls’ defense holds the 81st rank in the nation, allowing 66.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Florida Atlantic’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.

Wildcats vs Owls Trends

  • Although Arizona has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-4-1. The team averaged 77 points per game in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Owls offense has averaged 75 points per game while allowing an average of 69. Florida Atlantic posted an overall record of 8-2 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Owls have an ATS mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Florida Atlantic posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Wildcats have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Wildcats vs Owls Prediction

The Owls come in as the underdog at +6.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 160 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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