The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Tennessee Volunteers can’t wait to take on each other on Thursday. The question is simple: who wins this matchup? Check out our preview of this Florida Atlantic Atlantic vs Tennessee matchup in the 2023 March Madness. There are more college basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets on the NCAA tournament once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the Florida Atlantic Owls vs Tennessee Volunteers NCAA College Basketball Game on March 23 2023
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
When: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TBS
Betting on the Florida Atlantic Owls (ODDS)
Record: 33-3 Overall/18-2 Conference
Say what you want to say about the quality of schedule the Owls had in the regular season and the fact that it only had to beat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in the second round, 78-70, but this Florida Atlantic Atlantic team has a winner’s mentality. This is a team that had won a total of 28 games in the regular season. The Owls are being led by a do-it-all forward in Johnell Davis, who plays so much bigger than his 6-4 frame. Against the Knights, Davis stuffed the stat sheets with 29 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and five steals in 35 minutes. The Owls are averaging 77.8 points and allowing only 65.4 points per outing. They crash the boards and shoot efficiently from the field. Tennessee could be in for a surprise.
Florida Atlantic Atlantic is 7-3-1 against the spread in its last 11 Thursday games.
Betting on the Tennessee Volunteers (ODDS)
Record: 25-10 Overall/11-7 Conference
Tennessee sent the Duke Blue Devils packing for a vacation with a 65-52 win in the second round. That’s a strong message the Vols sent across the field in the NCAA tournament just after it had to sweat a lot to get a 3-point win in the first round against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. The biggest weapon of Tennessee is its defense which is No. 1 in the nation with an 87.0 AdjD and third with only 57.8 points allowed per contest. Davis is a talented player who can do a lot on the floor, but he and the Owls haven’t faced a defense that’s even near the quality of Tennessee’s.
The Under is 9-4-1 in the Volunteers’ last 14 games.
Tennessee wins, 70-58.
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