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    The No. 9 Florida Atlantic Owls (31-3) are 2.5-point underdogs to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they meet the No. 8 Memphis Tigers (26-8) on Friday. Here are some insights into this 8-9 matchup in the East Region bracket that begins at 9:20 PM, live on TNT.

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    How do I watch Tigers vs. Owls?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:20 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TNT
    • Location: Columbus, Ohio
    • Arena: Nationwide Arena

    Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Owls

    Memphis vs Florida Atlantic Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Memphis -2.5 150.5

    Memphis Betting Stats & Information

    • Memphis has gone 22-3 in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 88%).
    • In games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -145 or shorter, the Tigers have gone 21-2 (91.3% winning percentage).
    • The Tigers have gone 16-16-2 ATS this season.
    • When they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Owls are 2-1 against the spread.
    • The average over/under Memphis has had in its matchups this year is 1.2 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    Florida Atlantic Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Florida Atlantic has won three out of the five games in which it has been the underdog.
    • This season, the Owls have won one of their two games when they’re the underdog by at least +123 on the moneyline.
    • The Owls are 21-11-0 against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Owls are 2-1 against the spread.
    • The average total for Florida Atlantic’s games this season is 6.7 fewer points than the point total of 150.5 for this outing.

    Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic Season Stat Comparison

    Memphis Rank Memphis AVG Florida Atlantic AVG Florida Atlantic Rank
    22nd 79.8 Points Scored 78.8 27th
    235th 71.9 Points Allowed 65 41st
    151st 32.2 Rebounds 35.6 22nd
    181st 8.6 Off. Rebounds 9.2 108th
    310th 6.1 3pt Made 9.8 12th
    27th 15.7 Assists 14.6 73rd
    302nd 13.2 Turnovers 11.3 120th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Memphis Tigers Leaders

    • The Tigers leader in points and assists is Kendric Davis, who scores 22.1 points per game to go with 5.6 assists.
    • Memphis’ best rebounder is DeAndre Williams, who averages eight boards per game in addition to his 17.8 PPG average.
    • Davis leads the Tigers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Florida Atlantic Owls Leaders

    • Johnell Davis scores 13.5 points per game and is the top scorer for the Owls.
    • Vladislav Goldin has a stat line of 6.4 rebounds, 10.6 points and 0.4 assists per game for Florida Atlantic to take the top rebound spot on the team. Nicholas Boyd has the top spot for assists with 2.5 per game, adding 9 points and 4.1 rebounds per matchup.
    • Alijah Martin is dependable from distance and leads the Owls with two made threes per game.
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