Florida Atlantic vs. Kansas State Spread Pick & Betting Analysis

by | Last updated Mar 25, 2023 | cbb

Florida Atlantic (31-3 SU 22-12 ATS) vs. Kansas State (23-9 SU 22-13 ATS)
When: Saturday, March 25th: 6:09 ET
Where: Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Point Spread: FAU +2/KSU -2
Total: 144.5
Money Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +113/Kansas State Wildcats -137 (Bet on games at -105 instead at BAS Sportsbook! It’ll save you THOUSANDS of $!)

On Saturday, March 25th, the Florida Atlantic Owls (31-3 SU, 22-12 ATS) will face the Kansas State Wildcats (23-9 SU, 22-13 ATS) at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The game is scheduled to start at 6:09 ET and will be broadcast on TBS. The current point spread favors Kansas State at -2, while the total line is set at 144.5. If you prefer to bet on the money line, the Florida Atlantic Owls are at +113, while the Kansas State Wildcats are at -137.

Line Movement

The spread line opened with K-State a -2/-2.5 favorite but has dropped to -1.5/-2. The total hit the board at 144.5 and has slid to as low as 143.5 at some betting shops.

Last Game Info

Florida Atlantic will be looking for another win, as they most recently defeated Tennessee by a score of 62-55. The Owls also picked up an ATS victory as they were +5 point underdogs. The combined 117 points did not surpass the 129.5 total line.

Kansas State will be looking for another win, as they most recently defeated Michigan State by a score of 98-93. The Wildcats also picked up an ATS victory as they were +1 point, underdogs. The combined 191 points finished above the 138.5 total line.

Current Form

Florida Atlantic
Over their last five games, Florida Atlantic has a straight-up record of 5-0 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Owls’ offense averages 80.0 points per game while hitting 48.4% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 38.2% from the field while allowing 63.6 points per contest.

Kansas State
In their previous five contests, Kansas State is 3-2 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 76.2 points per game on a shooting percentage of 47.8%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 43.2% of their shots while giving up 74.2 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Florida Atlantic’s opponents comes in at 76.6. Conversely, Kansas State’s combined opponent power rating sits at 85.7. < h2>How Does Florida Atlantic Fare On Neutral Courts?

On neutral courts, the Owls put together a mark of 6-0 this season.

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How Does Kansas State Fare On Neutral Courts?

On neutral courts, the Wildcats put together a mark of 6-1 this season.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Florida Atlantic is averaging 74.2 points per game (106th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 45.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Kansas State defense that has allowed an average of 69.0 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Kansas State. On the other side, the Kansas State Wildcats are coming into the game averaging 69.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.0%. The Wildcats will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 65.0 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 40.9% of their shots vs. the Owls.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Florida Atlantic has a shooting percentage of 34.9% while ranking 179th in attempts per game. The Owls will be facing a Kansas State defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 29.7%. Kansas State enters the game having hit 34.6% of their looks from deep while averaging 8.42 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Florida Atlantic has allowed opponents to hit 31.6% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note

Florida Atlantic

  • No Reported Injuries

Kansas State

  • Jerrell Colbert (Out) Redshirt
  • Taj Manning (Out) Redshirt
  • Anthony Thomas (Out) Redshirt

Pick Against The Spread

Oddsmakers, bookies and sharps alike think the Florida Atlantic Owls are going to beat Kansas State on Saturday. K-State is in a huge letdown spot and isn’t the best team in this matchup. The one thing I do worry about is the youth of FAU. Most of their big-minute players are freshman and sophomores. On the flip side, nothing is scarier than fighting somebody that has nothing to lose. They’ve already exceeded expectations and are playing with house money. Folks, we have a true Cinderella story on our hands here! I’m betting FAU at +1.5!

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