We have the betting odds and prediction for Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Atlantic.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s shocking win over Purdue on Friday changed March Madness history. And the upsets continue this year as the Knights are just the second #16 seed in tournament history to beat a #1 seed.
UMBC did it in 2018. Even less likely was FDU’s win, since they were ranked much lower than UMBC and didn’t even win their conference to get into the tournament.
Also, FDU is the smallest team in the country this year, but they beat Purdue, which was one of the tallest.
The Knights will play #9 seed FAU in the next round. Here are our experts’ predictions for Fairleigh Dickinson vs. FAU. We’ll also tell you how to get the latest YouWager.lv crypto deal.
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Florida Atlantic Odds
At the moment, Fairleigh Dickinson is a +13.5 underdog against Florida Atlantic, which is a -13.5 favorite.
The odds on both sides of the point spread are -110. This means that an $11 bet on Florida Atlantic will win $10 if they win by at least 14 points.
If the Knights win or lose by 14 points or less, you will win $10 if you bet the same $11 on them.
YouWager.lv has set the over/under for the total at 149.5 and given odds of -110 on both sides.
Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Atlantic Prediction
Our experts think that the Knights will lose by a big margin to the Owls. The main reason for this is that with a team like Fairleigh Dickinson, they can handle the pressure.
The press rate at FDU is the second highest in the country. This gives them the power to force turnovers at a rate that is in the top 40 in the country.
It worked against Purdue, but Florida Atlantic is much more likely to not only handle the pressure but also use it to their advantage. This season, Florida Atlantic’s press offense is in the 83rd percentile.
The Owls are also in the top 70 in the country for their rate of offensive turnovers. As long as Florida Atlantic can handle the press, they should be able to score against FDU’s 353rd-ranked defense.
On the other hand, Florida Atlantic is ranked in the top 40 for adjusted defensive efficiency. Even though Fairleigh Dickinson has a good offense, it shouldn’t be able to score many points against the Owls. The Knights couldn’t score 1.0 points per possession against Purdue, so it’s unlikely they’ll be able to do it against a defense with the same ranking.
Our experts say that taking Florida Atlantic -13.5 is the best way to bet on Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Atlantic.
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Fairleigh Dickinson vs Florida Atlantic Pick
As we said at the start of our predictions, no one thought the Knights would be here.
People thought that Purdue would have trouble with either Memphis or Florida Atlantic in the second round, but Fairleigh Dickinson surprised everyone. Purdue had trouble with turnovers all year.
Purdue lost the ball 16 times, which helped Fairleigh Dickinson win the game. In their predictions for Fairleigh Dickinson vs. FAU, our experts don’t think that will happen.
Our experts’ pick for the game between Fairleigh Dickinson and Florida Atlantic is as follows:
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS: Florida Atlantic -12.5 (-110 at YouWager.lv)