2023 March Madness: Florida Atlantic Odds to Win Tournament, Make Final Four
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Florida Atlantic is now just one win away from the Final Four after upsetting Tennessee in the Sweet 16.
The Owls, in their second NCAA Tournament appearance ever, punched their ticket to the Elite Eight with the upset over the Volunteers. They’ll play Kansas State Saturday.
After winning outright as 4.5-point underdogs Thursday, Florida Atlantic’s odds to win the title moved from +5000 to +1900 at FanDuel.
The +1900 odds imply a probability of 5%.
Florida Atlantic was +380 entering the week to make the Final Four, which implies a probability of about 21%. The Owls are +2 vs. Kansas State at DraftKings, or +110 to advance to the Final Four.
FAU is one of the most underrated teams in the NCAA Tournament, having been under-seeded from what most advanced metrics measure them at.
While FAU was the 22nd-best team in the country this season, it was given a No. 9 seed.
Besides West Virginia, that may have been the biggest tournament snub — although, the tournament committee rarely gives small conference teams all that much rope.
West Virginia was considered the 18th-best team in the country by KenPom, but was given just a No. 9 seed, too. The Mountaineers went down to Maryland by two points in the First Round.
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