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Florida Atlantic vs. Kansas State picks, predictions, odds: Who wins March Madness game?

No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic and No. 3 seed Kansas State face off on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament Elite 8 game.

The regional final is scheduled for 3:09 p.m. MST and can be seen on TBS.

Who will win the game and advance to the Final Four?

Check out these picks and predictions for the contest.

Kansas State is a 1.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

The Wildcats are -125 on the moneyline. The Owls are +105.

The over/under for the game is set at 144.5 points.

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OddsChecker: Take Florida Atlantic with the points vs. Kansas State

It writes: "Kansas State comes into this one as the 2.5 point favorites. But there are serious questions about them. Riding stars is one thing, but to play them an average of 40 minutes a night over 3 games is overkill. Nowell is eventually going to regress back to his means as a shooter, and that’s going to doom them. Will that happen against FAU though? Well, Florida Atlantic has held their opponents to 38% from the field in this tournament. They have the better offense and defense statistically as well. But the key for me in this one is that FAU is 12-2 in games decided by 5 points or less, while K-State is 5-2. FAU is just statically better, they’re more battle tested, and their players are much more well rested. That’s enough to have the edge in this one."

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Sports Chat Place: Go with Kansas State with the points vs. FAU

Randy Chambers writes: "I’ve been riding with the Florida Atlantic Owls all season long and even hit with them in the premium area on Thursday as a big ML dog. However, the shoe eventually drops for Cinderella and this is probably it. I’m just not in the business of getting in front of Markquis Nowell, who is reminding me of Kemba Walker. He controls the game, gets everybody involved, and scores when needed. Something about those small guards from NYC. KSU wins as favorites by an average of 14.1 points. I’ll lay the bucket with Kansas State."

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College Football News: Kansas State 74, Florida Atlantic 71

Pete Fiutak writes: "Tennessee had no one who could step up and - to go full Troy Aikman - make a play. That's what Nowell is for. Florida Atlantic is all over the place. It swarms, it looks like it has six guys going after every rebound, and it can really, really hit the three. Crank it up from the outside, get the offensive rebound if it doesn't go down, repeat. Florida Atlantic won't ever go away in this, but … Kansas State will once again barrel through as long as Nowell's ankle is okay."

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Sportsbook Wire: FAU 73, Kansas State 71

It writes: "Kansas State has covered 24 times in 35 chances against the spread this season. Florida Atlantic has compiled a 23-12-0 record against the spread this year."

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ESPN: Kansas State has a 54.8% chance to beat Florida Atlantic

The site give FAU a 45.2% chance to win the March Madness NCAA Tournament Elite 8 game on Saturday.

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