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Northwestern vs. Florida Atlantic: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

One of the most intriguing games on Friday afternoon features the No. 9 Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 8 Florida Atlantic Owls in the East Region.

This game is scheduled to start at 12:15 PM ET, will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will be broadcast on CBS.

Northwestern vs. Florida Atlantic betting picks and predictions

Florida Atlantic to win (-150)

Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 21-11. They reached the Big Ten tournament semifinals before losing to the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Wildcats do not excel in any one area, averaging 73.7 points per game, which ranks 186th in the country, while allowing 69 points per game, which ranks 86th in the country. 

On the other side, the Florida Atlantic Owls come into this game with an overall record of 25-8. They reached the American Athletic Conference semifinals before being upset by the Temple Owls.

Florida Atlantic's success is centered around their offense. They are averaging 82.5 points per game, ranking as the 16th best scoring offense in the country. Of course, with an elite offense, the Owls’ defense has been their weakest area, they are allowing 73.3 points per game, which ranks 224th in the country.

While both teams are coming into the tournament off a loss, Florida Atlantic has simply been the more consistent team.

They have two players averaging at least 15 points per game with an offense that can consistently shoot the lights out, which should lead them to victory.

Vladislav Goldin Over 17.5 Points (+105)

For our favorite player prop, we target Vladislav Goldin from the Florida Atlantic Owls to go Over 17.5 points.

Goldin is the second leading scorer on the Owls, averaging 15.6 points per game. However, he has really turned it on as of late, averaging 19.5 points per game over the last 10 games.

During this stretch, Goldin has scored at least 18 points in eight of those 10 games. This includes both of the games the Owls played in the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

During the conference tournament, Goldin averaged 22 points per game. Further, he is shooting 67% from the field this season, the third highest mark in the country.

Read more Men’s College Basketball Tournament coverage on site.

Northwestern vs. Florida Atlantic odds

Northwestern

+125 ML

Florida Atlantic

-150 ML

Spread

Florida Atlantic -2.5

Total Points

O/U 142.0

Northwestern vs. Florida Atlantic player props

Player points

Brooks Barnhizer (Northwestern)

O/U 14.5

Boo Buie (Northwestern)

O/U 20.5

Ryan Langborg (Northwestern)

O/U 13.5

Johnell Davis (Florida Atlantic)

O/U 17.5

Vladislav Goldin (Florida Atlantic)

O/U 17.5

Alijah Martin (Florida Atlantic)

O/U 12.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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