Check out our free Florida Atlantic vs Kansas State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in New York. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Florida Atlantic vs Kansas State Pick & Preview: Saturday, March 25th Betting Odds
Owls vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida Atlantic Owls at Kansas State Wildcats
- Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
- Date: Saturday, March 25th
- Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic +2, FLATL +112 | KANST -135 O/U 144.5
The Florida Atlantic Owls will be looking to pick up their 35th win of the season and are in the middle of a 7 game win streak. On the road, the Owls will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 11-3. So far, the Owls have been the underdog 7 times, going 5-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Johnell Davis, who is averaging 13.5 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 16.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.22 rebounds per game and 1.47 assists. Alijah Martin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 13.16 points per game. Between him and Martin, they are accounting for 31.4% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Florida Atlantic is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 34 games, they have only hit 34.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Through 32 games, the Kansas State Wildcats have an overall record of 23-9. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 20 times, sitting with a record of 18-2. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Kansas State has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 19-0.
Keyontae Johnson comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 17.66 points per contest. Not only has Johnson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas State’s top rebounder at 7.03 boards per contest. Behind Johnson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Markquis Nowell, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.84 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.7% of his shots and is adding 3.5 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 266th in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 206th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Kansas State Wildcats -2
If you are eying this matchup between Florida Atlantic Owls and Kansas State Wildcats as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Kansas State to cover the spread as -2 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Kansas State shooting well enough to keep the Owls at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Wildcats’ to win the game and cover the spread.