Bryant vs FAU Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/18/23

Florida Atlantic Owls (2-0) vs Bryant Bulldogs (1-3)

Game Info: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic Owls -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Bryant Bulldogs and FAU Owls face off Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Bryant Needs Defense to Step Up

Bryant comes into this game with a 1-3 record overall, and they are coming off another loss in the last game. Bryant put up 79 points against Boston and the defense gave up 95 points and that led to the defeat. Sherif Kenney finished with 28 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Bryant on the season is averaging 83.8 points, while their defense is giving up 75.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 83rd while the defense is ranked 266th. In this game the defense is going to need to be a lot better. 

Florida Atlantic Has Dreams of Another Final Four

Florida Atlantic comes into this game with a 2-0 record, and they really made a point in their last game. In the last game against Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic scored 100 points and they ended up winning 43 points. Vladislav Goldwin put up 19 points and five rebounds. There were six different players that put up at least 10 points. Florida Atlantic is averaging 87.5 points, while their defense is giving up 59.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 54th in the league, while the defense is ranked 36th. Vladislav Goldin is averaging 19 points while shooting 70 percent from the deep. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Bryant gave 95 points in the last game, and they are going to really struggle to defend an even better offense here in Florida Atlantic. Bryant on the season is averaging 83.8 points and they are going to find success here with the offense. There won’t be a whole lot of defense played by either team and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to go over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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