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Northwestern Wildcats vs Florida Prediction 3/22/2024

The Northwestern Wildcats (21-10) travel to face off against the Florida Atlantic Owls (24-7) on Friday, March 22nd. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on CBS. Both Northwestern and Florida Atlantic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:15 ET.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Florida Atlantic Owls

The Northwestern Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Northwestern will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Florida Atlantic. So far this season, the Wildcats have gone 21-10, including a 12-10 mark in Big Ten play. On the road, they are just 4-8 compared to 17-4 at home.

For the year, Northwestern has been the underdog in 14 of their 31 games, going 5-9 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.4 points per game, and they are coming off a 70-61 loss to Wisconsin.

Northwestern has been solid against the spread this season, going 17-14-2. As the underdog, they have an 8-6 mark vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 6-5-1, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 7-3.

Today’s over/under line of 141 for Northwestern’s game against Florida Atlantic is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.3). The over/under record in their games this year is 19-14. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Florida Atlantic Owls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Florida Atlantic has been a much better team at home this season, going 17-2 compared to 9-6 on the road. They have also been favored in every game this season, going 24-8.

Over their last ten games at home, the Owls have gone 9-1. They are coming off a 74-73 loss to Temple.

Florida Atlantic’s overall ATS record this season is 17-17, and their ATS mark at home is 11-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141 for the Florida Atlantic Owls’ game against Northwestern is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (149.6). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points. On the year, their over/under record is 19-15.

Northwestern Offense Breakdown

The Northwestern offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Wisconsin. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.7% and connected on 8 threes. Boo Buie is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 19.2. Meanwhile, Brooks Barnhizer also brings a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.

Boo Buie (G) 19.2 3.4 5.0
Brooks Barnhizer (G) 14.6 7.4 2.7
Ryan Langborg (G) 12.2 3.0 2.6

Florida Atlantic Offense Breakdown

Against Temple, the Florida Atlantic had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 82.5 points per game. They scored 73 points and posted a field goal percentage of 54.2% in the game. The top scorer for the Owls was Vladislav Goldin with 23 points, while Johnell Davis also chipped in with 18 points.

Johnell Davis (G) 18.2 6.3 3.0
Vladislav Goldin (C) 15.6 6.8 0.7
Alijah Martin (G) 13.3 5.9 1.6

Northwestern Team Defense

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 92nd nationally, allowing an average of 69.0 points per contest. Northwestern will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Wisconsin to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.

Florida Atlantic Team Defense

On the defensive side, Florida Atlantic is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.2 points per game. Against Temple in their most recent game, the Florida Atlantic defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Temple to hit 54% of their shots.

Wildcats vs Owls Trends

  • Northwestern has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 64 points per game while allowing 62. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Across the Owls last ten home games, the team averaged 81 points per game while allowing 78. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Northwestern has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Owls have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.

Wildcats vs Owls Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Owls, with a final score of 75-70, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Owls at -2.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 141, and our model projects the Wildcats and Owls to reach a combined total of 145 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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