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FAU vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/19/23

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (21-15) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (32-3)
March 19, 2023 7:45 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -12.5 / Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +12.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and the FAU Owls meet in an NCAA Tournament Second Round matchup in college basketball action from the Nationwide Arena on Sunday night.

Fairleigh Dickinson Team Recap

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights punched their ticket to the second round with arguably the biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament, taking out the top-seeded Purdue Boilermakers by a final score of 63-58 in the first round. Sean Moore led the way with 19 points on 7 of 17 shooting with 3 threes with 5 rebounds and a pair of blocks while Demetre Roberts had 12 points with 4 assists. Cameron Tweedy had 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting with a team-high 6 rebounds to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Fairleigh Dickinson in the win. Grant Singleton also had 8 points with team-highs of 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in the winning effort.

FAU Owls Team Recap

The FAU Owls booked their spot in the second round with a 66-65 win over Memphis in the first round last time out. Giancarlo Rosado had a team-high 15 points while Johneil Davis had 12 points with 5 rebounds. Alijah Martin and Bryan Greenlee each had 10 points to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for FAU in the win. Jalen Gaffney also had 5 rebounds while Vladislav Goldin added 8 points with a team-high 7 rebounds and Nicholas Boyd had a team-high 4 assists in the winning effort.


Fairleigh Dickinson is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. FAU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games following an ATS win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.


I’m sticking with the under here. I just don’t see the Knights doing a whole ton of scoring in this matchup either and while FAU is fully capable of dropping 80+ on anyone, we saw the Owls implement a more defensive style against Memphis and I think we could see more of the same here. Give me the under in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 149.5

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