Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis Prediction

Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis, 3/17/23 CBB Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

Nine-seeded Florida Atlantic will take on 8-seed Memphis at 9:20 p.m. ET on Friday night in the first round of the March Madness tournament. Will the Tigers cover as a 1.5-point favorite or is there a better bet on the board?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

779 Florida Atlantic Owls (+1.5) vs. 780 Memphis Tigers (-1.5); o/u 152.5

9:20 p.m. ET, Friday, March 17, 2023

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 67% of public bettors are currently backing Memphis when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Memphis Tigers Notes

Keonte Kennedy (hand) is doubtful to participate in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, per Parth Upadhyaya of the Daily Memphian. On Tuesday, Memphis' head coach Penny Hardaway provided an update on Kennedy's status. The senior's return timetable was four-to-six weeks, and he is on Week 3 now. That suggests Kennedy will not play when Memphis and Florida Atlantic play in two days for their first-round game of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. More importantly, Kennedy's timetable indicates he is unlikely to participate in the tourney at all, even if the Tigers make a deep run. While they have enough depth to make a decent push, Kennedy did average 11.8 points and 1.6 steals across his last nine games started, which Memphis definitely could use.

Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis CBB Betting Trends

Over is 6-2 in Owls last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600

Under is 5-2 in Owls last 7 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points

Under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 NCAA Tournament games

Over is 12-4 in Tigers last 16 games following a ATS win

Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis CBB Prediction:

The Tigers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six neutral site games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record. Memphis is also 4-0 against the spread in its last four games coming off a win.


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