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Thursday's NCAA Tournament games saw 3 underdogs win outright to punch their tickets to the Elite Eight. That sets us up with 2 quality matchups on Saturday to break down. Our college hoops props stumbled to a 1-3 mark on Thursday, but they're still sitting at 7-5 for the tourney.
Florida Atlantic will face off against Kansas State in the early tilt at 6:09 Eastern. UConn will take on Gonzaga in the 8:49 tip. Both games can be seen on TBS.
Anyway, let's find some winners! Here are 4 PrizePicks college basketball props for Saturday, March 25. Let's go 3-1 or better with this card.
We cashed this same ticket with Martin on Thursday and don't mind running it back. The 6-2 sophomore guard is averaging 13 points per game this season, which is slightly lower than what he averaged last year. Current form is also in our favor, as Martin has stayed under this point total in 5 of his last 8 games.
Martin has played in 34 games this year for Florida Atlantic, and he's a big part of the Owls' success. That being said, Martin has stayed under this point total in 20 of those games. Kansas State also ranks 21st at defending the 3-pointer, so Martin may not get many open looks from downtown.
Nowell put on a masterful performance against Michigan State in the Sweet 16. He dished out an NCAA Tournament record 19 assists against the Spartans. FAU's defense is tough, but we don't think they hold Nowell to less than 8 assists in this one.
The 5-8 senior is averaging 8.1 assists per game, which ranks 2nd in the nation. Nowell's also been on a roll in the assists category of late. He's gone over this total in 7 of his last 8 ball games. Take the Over!
If the Huskies keep advancing, Sanogo could very well be the MOP of the tournament. He's averaging 7.5 rebounds per game this season, but he's gone over this total in 4 straight games. Gonzaga doesn't have anyone as physical as Sanogo down on the block, so we're expecting a big night from him on the glass.
FanDuel is listing this prop at 8.5 instead of 7.5, which makes us like this play even more. The matchup should be in Sanogo's favor. Gonzaga only ranks 50th in rebounding and 102nd in offensive rebounding. UConn ranks 13th and 9th in those categories, respectively.
This may be our favorite play on the board. Watson doesn't shoot or make 3-pointers too often. He's only averaging 0.4 made shots from downtown this season. The 6-8 senior has stayed under this total in 23 of 36 games this year.
Watson has also failed to hit a 3-pointer in 9 of his last 14 games. The matchup also favors an Under since UConn ranks 19th in the country at defending the three-pointer. The fact that Caesars is juicing the Under at -172 is icing on the cake.
Best of luck with all of your picks this weekend! Enjoy the games, everybody!