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Kansas State vs Florida Atlantic Picks, Player Props & Same-Game Parlay

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by George Nassios in College Basketball

Updated Mar 25, 2023 · 7:25 AM PDT

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Mar 23, 2023; New York, NY, USA; Members of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Michigan State Spartans in overtime at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
  • Elite Eight action begins with Florida Atlantic taking on Kansas State on Saturday, March 25th
  • We’ve selected our best player prop to bet on as part of a same-game parlay for this matchup
  • See our three leg same-game parlay picks below between FAU and Kansas State, along with the odds

And then there were eight. Four weekend matchups to decide who will advance to the Final Four and it all begins at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 25th when the Florida Atlantic Owls (34-3, 23-11-1 ATS) look to pull off another upset, this time against the Kansas State Wildcats (26-9, 23-12 ATS).

Tipoff for this contest is scheduled for 6:09 pm ET and will be broadcast on TBS. All of a sudden, the Owls own Final Four odds of +110 after scoring a knockout over Tennessee in the Sweet 16.

However, they’ll be dealing with the Wildcats’ Markquis Nowell, who will likely have the overwhelming majority of the fan base behind him. The Harlem, New York native is part of our same-game parlay below in the Owls vs Wildcats contest. All of our picks are bullish on the New York City Point God leading his team to Houston next week.

Kansas State vs Florida Atlantic Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Kansas State Wildcats Moneyline -145
Markquis Nowell 25+ Points + Assists -180
Kansas State Wildcats Over 71.5 Points -155

Our three leg same-game parlay between the Owls and Wildcats pays out at odds of +175 and is relying heavily on the Kansas State offense to roll to the Final Four.

Following an epic overtime victory over Michigan State at the mecca of basketball, the public was understandably gushing over this Kansas State side. Currently, the Wildcats are 2.5-point favorites to finally end FAU’s storybook ride.


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Odds as of March 24th at DraftKings Sportsbook. Check out the March Madness betting promos before making your SGP.

SGP Pick #1: Kansas State Moneyline

Undoubtedly, the East Region has caused many fans to tear up their March Madness bracket, so we shall see if FAU has yet another big performance in store. Only once previously has a No. 9 seed advanced to the Final Four, when Wichita State accomplished the feat back in 2013. Our prediction is that it’s unlikely to happen again this time around.

The Wildcats have been perfect straight up when handicapped as the chalk all season. Yes, you read that right, they are perfect on the moneyline when they’ve been made favorites in the college basketball odds, going 20-for-20 so far this year.

We’re not going to bet against a 100% ratio with that big of a sample size to choose from. If you’re feeling ambitious, they’re also 17-3 against the spread as favorites, but we don’t want to get stung if it’s close, so our advice is to go the safe route.

SGP Pick #2: Markquis Nowell 25+ Points + Assists

After sustaining an ankle injury, Nowell has said he’s flipped the page and that he’s at 85-90% health for this Elite Eight clash, but left zero doubt about his status for Saturday’s game, saying he’ll be ready to go.

He just set an NCAA tournament record for assists in a game, with 19 against the Spartans, and has flown by a combined total of 25 points and assists in each of his three tournament outings so far.

Markquis Nowell 2023 NCAA Tournament Stats

Opponent Points Assists Combined Total
Michigan State 20 19 39
Kentucky 27 9 36
Montana State 17 14 31

With each game, his total is growing more and more and after his performance at MSG, the New York Post declared him the King of New York. He is the main reason Kansas State is a fantastic wager at +1200 in the odds to win March Madness, and our most confident pick in this same-game parlay.

SGP Pick #3: Kansas State Over 71.5 Points

Once again, we took a cautious approach here to make sure you get paid. After taking on the best defensive team in the nation, FAU will likely engage in a more up-tempo affair with a Wildcats team who almost hit the century mark in their Sweet 16 win over Michigan State.

The Wildcats averaged 76.2 points per game on the season, and have scored at least 72 points against seven of their last eight opponents. Having a point guard like Nowell distributing the way he does makes for lots of alley-oops and wide open looks.

Both these sides are amongst the top 10 in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency according to KenPom, so there should be a steady stream of buckets. Since we’re picking the Wildcats to win outright, scoring at least 72 points feels like the minimum offensive output they’ll need to advance.

Kansas State vs Florida Atlantic Same-Game Parlay Odds (+175)


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