Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Owls game? Catch the action at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, as the Owls hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on FOX. The Wildcats come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 162 points.
ARIZONA WILDCATS VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Atlantic Owls +6.5
This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Owls.
- Not only will Florida Atlantic pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 162 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Wildcats?
Arizona comes into their 11th game of the season with a record of 9-1. In their previous five road games, which includes last year, Arizona has a road record of 3-2. As of now, Arizona holds a 7-1 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. On the road, the Wildcats are 2-1 ATS, while they are a perfect 5-0 vs. the spread at home.
Arizona comes in with an over/under record of 3-5-0 through 10 games, with their games averaging a combined 158.5 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Wildcats’ games have averaged 157 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.
Against Purdue, the Arizona had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 92.3 points per game. They scored 84 points and posted a field goal percentage of 51.6% in the game. Offensively, the Wildcats have a season long field goal percentage of 50%, which is 27th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 74th in percentage and 149th in three-pointers made.
The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 53rd nationally, allowing an average of 65.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Arizona’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.
Will the Owls Win at T-Mobile Arena?
Florida Atlantic comes into their game against Arizona with a record of 9-2. Florida Atlantic has gone 9-1 in their last ten home games, including last year. Florida Atlantic has a winning ATS record of 7-3, sitting above .500. When playing on the road, the Owls are 3-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 4-1 ATS.
Florida Atlantic comes in with an over/under record of 5-5-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 151.3 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Owls’ games have averaged 152 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.
Compared to their season average of 83.5 points per game, Florida Atlantic struggled in their previous game. Against St. Bonaventure, the Owls scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.1%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Vladislav Goldin who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.1. Johnell Davis also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.5.
The Owls’ defense is presently ranked 77th nationally, allowing an average of 66.3 points per contest. So far, the Florida Atlantic defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (411st).