Looking to win big? The Wildcats and Owls face off at 12:15 ET on CBS. The Owls are hosting the game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 141 points, and Florida Atlantic is favored by -2.5 at home against Northwestern.


The Pick: Florida Atlantic Owls -2.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 12:15 ET on Friday, March 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Florida Atlantic pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Northwestern Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

The Wildcats come into their 32nd game of the year with a 21-10 overall record. In away games, Northwestern has gone 4-8 this season, but they have a strong 17-4 record when playing at home. As we analyze Northwestern’s ATS performance, we find that they hold a 17-14-2 record heading into today’s game. In their last ten games, Northwestern has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 31 games, Northwestern comes in with an over/under mark of 19-14-0, with their games averaging 142.3 points per game. The Wildcats’ last five games have finished with a combined 136 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In contrast to their season average of 73.7 points per game, the Northwestern had a below average performance. They scored 61 points against Wisconsin and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. For the season, the Northwestern offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 45%. So far, they have hit 49% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.3 made three’s per contest.

At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 92nd, allowing 69.0 points per game. The Northwestern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Wisconsin to connect on 8 threes.

Can the Owls Lock in a Home Win?

Heading into their 32nd game of the year, Florida Atlantic boasts a 24-7 overall record. All of the Owls’ games this season have been played on the road. As Florida Atlantic faces Northwestern, their against-the-spread (ATS) record stands at 17-17. In their last ten games this season, Florida Atlantic has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Florida Atlantic’s games have, on average, featured 155.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 19-15-0. Their average over/under line is currently 149.6 points so far. The Owls’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 156 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Florida Atlantic offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Temple. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.2%, and they made 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is Johnell Davis, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while Vladislav Goldin also carries a PPG average of 15.6 into the game.

Currently, the Owls’ defense holds the 220th rank in the nation, allowing 73.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Florida Atlantic’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.7% this season.