March Madness: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction
The FDU Knights face off against the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The No.16 seed FDU pulled off the tourney’s first stunning upset by defeating No.1 Purdue 63-58.
Purdue came into the tournament with the best odds to win March Madness. The No.9 seed FAU defeated Memphis 66-65 in one of the most thrilling games on the NCAAB schedule.
This second-round matchup looks like one of the easier NCAAB picks by oddsmakers. However, after the Knights’ shocking upset, anything is possible.
As for the Owls, they will be looking to improve their odds to win March Madness against FAU. FAU will continue to defy NCAAB odds as an emerging Cinderella team.
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
FDU vs. FAU Information
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH.
Date and Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 7:45 PM ET.
How to Watch: TruTV | https://livestreamsports.co/
Updates for FDU vs. FAU
Experts are calling FDU’s upset of Purdue the biggest in NCAA tournament history. After all, FDU knocked out one of the best NCAA basketball teams this season. With the win, FDU improved to 21-15, giving it one of the worst records for the remaining teams in the tournament. The Knights will be looking to use the same formula against FAU in what looks to be a lopsided victory for FAU.
After surviving their first-round match, FAU enters one of the most anticipated NCAA basketball games today. Memphis gave the Owls a good run for their money, but ultimately came up short. FAU is now 32-3 on the season. Their impressive record has placed them atop the college basketball standings. However, after FDU’s win over Purdue, anything is possible in this matchup.
While logic dictates that FAU should advance to the next round of the March Madness bracket, there is no telling what can happen moving forward. Bettors looking for a major upset can now look to FDU to provide some interesting betting opportunities.
As for the college basketball injury report, neither team shows any college basketball players listed. With both teams going into the matchup at full strength, bettors expect a highly competitive game and should take into consideration every piece of information they can get before making any college basketball picks today.
FDU vs. FAU Betting Preview
Before betting on March Madness, it is important to take a look at the betting odds. FAU enters this matchup as the overwhelming moneyline favorite at -800. FDU enters as the big moneyline underdog for the second game in a row at +550. The following lines show oddsmakers expect FAU to move on.
- Moneyline: FAU (-800), FDU (+550).
- Spread: FAU -12.5 (-110), FDU +12.5 (-110).
- Total Points: O149.5 (-110), U129.5 (-110).
Entering this matchup, FDU has played in three of the last 20 NCAA tournaments with a 1-3 mark. They are 2-2 against the spread in those four contests. Overall, FDU is 3-2 against the spread in their last five while scoring the OVER in two of those games.
The last time FAU made the NCAA tournament was in 2002. They covered the spread in that game. They are 3-2 against the spread in their last five games while scoring the OVER twice in their last five. Overall, FAU is 22-10-1 against the spread this year, while FDU is 12-18.
Based on the FDU vs FAU prediction, FAU is the overwhelming favorite to move on to the next round. However, FDU has proven that anything is possible in March Madness.
FDU vs. FAU Betting Prediction
The FDU vs FAU prediction shows FAU moving on to the next round. Nevertheless, doubts remain following FAU’s close win over Memphis. Additionally, FDU’s amazing win over Purdue has bettors picking FDU as this year’s Cinderella.
The FDU vs FAU prediction shows another potential upset in the second round.
Betting on this event:
When making your March Madness bracket predictions, take FDU over FAU in a second-round upset. However, FDU will not cover.
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