A couple of bracket busters meet up on Sunday night with one of them making an unlikely trip to the Sweet 16. #9 Florida Atlantic topping Memphis in the opening round wasn’t as big of a surprise considering the Owls are a 32-win team, but Fairleigh Dickinson became just the second #16 seed to ever beat a #1 with their 63-58 victory over Purdue on Friday. Can the magic continue for the Knights as +15.5 underdogs in the Fairleigh Dickinson vs Florida Atlantic matchup?
Before Betting on Fairleigh Dickinson vs Florida Atlantic
Fairleigh Dickinson is a highly unlikely member of the round of 32, a) because the only reason they made the tournament is because conference champion Merrimack hasn’t been a Division I school for the required four years, b) because they had to beat Texas Southern in the play-in game (84-61), and c) #16 seeds were 1-150 vs. #1 seeds prior to the Knight’s win over Purdue.
Even though Florida Atlantic thought they’d be playing #1 seed Purdue, the Owls cannot look past the Knights and their Cinderella story. That being said, FAU did look good in taking down a red hot Memphis team 66-65 on Friday. The Owls have a nice mix of effectiveness on both ends of the court, ranking in the top 40 in both field goal percentage as well as opponents field goal percentage.
Knights vs Owls NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||FAIR (8.9) | FAU (1.07)||149||FAIR +15.5 (1.91) | FAU -15.5 (1.91)|
|Bovada||FAIR (8.25) | FAU (1.08)||149||FAIR +15.5 (1.91) | FAU -15.5 (1.91)|
|BetUS||FAIR (8.50) | FAU (1.08)||149||FAIR +15 (1.91) | FAU -15 (1.91)|
|SportsBetting.ag||FAIR (8.9) | FAU (1.07)||149||FAIR +15.5 (1.91) | FAU -15.5 (1.91)|
|Pinnacle||FAIR (8.84) | FAU (1.09)||149||FAIR +15 (1.91) | FAU -15 (1.98)|
|MyBookie||FAIR (8.34) | FAU (1.08)||149||FAIR +15.5 (1.91) | FAU -15.5 (1.91)|
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Florida Atlantic Prediction & Pick
Fatigue could catch up to the Knights here after such an adrenaline draining win over Purdue last round, but 15.5 points is still too many in this matchup.