The college basketball slate for Friday, March 7 provides some top teams like Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s taking the floor and provides some great CBB DFS picks. As always, this article will break down all of the best CBB picks for DraftKings and FanDuel fantasy college basketball lineups tonight and going over some of the best plays from each price range. If you are looking to take your game to the next level, be sure to check out our daily CBB DFS projections over at the Awesemo College Basketball page.
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Chet Holmgren ($9,300) — Playing in the West Coast Tournament conference semi-finals, Gonzaga enters a matchup against San Francisco as a 13-point favorite in a game with a 154-point total. Despite beating San Francisco by double digits twice this year, Gonzaga’s starters project to get an extended run in a closer game than normal. At the top of pricing, freshman Chet Holmgren still projects among the best plays on the slate. Holmgren has now played 32, 32 and 31 minutes in Gonzaga’s last three games with upside for more in a competitive spot here. In that span, Holmgren has a 14.8% shot rate and 28.2% rebound rate. San Francisco had no answer for Holmgren in either of their first two games, allowing the freshman to score 43 combined points with 26 rebounds. Holmgren brings excellent double-double equity again here and should remain a priority.
Jamaree Bouyea ($8,300) — On the other side of the Gonzaga game, San Francisco has a solid 70.5-point implied team total as 13-point underdogs to Gonzaga. San Francisco’s primary scorer remains Jamaree Bouyea, who has now played 40 minutes in three straight games for the Dons. In that span, he has a 25.4% shot rate, 16.5% rebound rate and 44.1% assist rate. Bouyea projects below the Gonzaga studs, but he offers more minute consistency. Bouyea also shoots with incredible volume, evidenced by his 20 and 15 shot attempts in the first two meetings against Gonzaga.
Drew Timme ($8,100) — For those looking at pivots away from Holmgren, Gonzaga veteran Drew Timme offers $1,200 in savings. Timme has also surged of late, maximizing his team-leading 20.1% usage rate with 34, 32 and 30 minutes over Gonzaga’s last three games. As for rates, Timme has contributed a 22.2% shot rate, 23.6% rebound rate and 35.1% assist rate. These numbers are significantly above his season-long numbers, but they also coincide with more competitive contests for Gonzaga down the stretch. While Holmgren has the higher rebound rate and double-double equity, Timme provides a safer floor with his contributions across statistical categories. Like Holmgren, Timme scored 43 points against San Francisco in their two previous meetings this year.
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Tommy Kuhse ($6,700) — The lesser of the two West Coast semi-final games, Saint Mary’s takes on Santa Clara as a 5.5-point favorite in a game with a 138.5-point total. This give Saint Mary’s a 72-point implied team total, narrowly besting San Francisco. Interestingly, all of the Saint Mary’s starters are priced below $7,000, despite narrowing their rotation of late. One particular beneficiary is Tommy Kuhse. Kuhse has a 15.6% usage rate this year, but he has played 40, 38 and 40 minutes in each of Saint Mary’s last three games. He has also contributed a 25.5% shot rate, 14.4% rebound rate and 30.3% assist rate in that span. With his recent play separating himself, Kuhse has the best floor on the team. For those looking at GPP pivots, Matthias Tass and Logan Johnson also play sizeable roles in this price rate. Tass has a 17% shot rate, 21.1% rebound rate and 15.2% assist rate in Saint Mary’s last thee games. Johnson provides a 17.6% shot rate, 17.8% rebound rate and 27.3% assist rate in that same span.
Jalen Williams ($6,600) — The lowest implied team total on the slate, Santa Clara remains a 5.5-point underdog to Saint Mary’s in a game with a 138.5-point total. While Santa Clara plays a relatively tight rotation, limiting exposure to the weakest team on the slate looks like a good idea. With that said, Jalen Williams still projects well at his price. Williams has played 32, 36 and 38 minutes over Santa Clara’s last three games, providing a 21.7% shot rate, 16.4% rebound rate and 38.9% assist rate. Even as underdogs in a tough matchup, Williams’ consistent usage provides a solid floor in this spot. For those looking at pivots, Keshawn Justice, PJ Pipes and Josip Vrankic round out the starters with consistent minutes and usage for Santa Clara.
Khalil Shabazz ($6,300) — For those looking at cheaper attachments to San Francisco, Khalil Shabazz actually projects higher than Bouyea on a price-adjusted basis. Like Bouyea, Shabazz has played 36, 35 and 30 minutes for the Dons over their last three games. Shabazz actually leads the team with an 18.4% usage rate, but he will not play quite as many minutes as Bouyea. With that said, Shabazz remains incredibly involved, including a 24.9% shot rate and 26.5% assist rate in San Francisco’s last three games. Improving matters further, he brings $2,000 in savings for those choosing between Shabazz and Bouyea.
CBB Value Picks Today
Kyle Bowen ($4,800) — On a two-game slate, value plays are predictably scarce. The only consistent value comes from Saint Mary’s. One particular play is Kyle Bowen. Bowen has now played 33, 32 and 30 minutes over Saint Mary’s last three games. The problem remains Bowen’s 7.7% usage rate. Positively, Bowen has a 10.9% shot rate, 16.7% rebound rate and 15.2% assist rate over Saint Mary’s last three games. At this price, Bowen simply cannot be ignored.
Alex Ducas ($4,600) — Teammate of Bowen, Alex Ducas also enters the slate with a surprisingly affordable price. Ducas has how played 33, 31 and 35 minutes over Saint Mary’s last three games, providing a 13.1% usage rate this year. In the last three, Ducas has also had a 14.6% shot rate and 14.4% rebound rate for the Gaels. Overall, he brings a slightly better cost-adjusted projections than Bowen, but both can potentially be played together as salary savers.
Patrick Tape ($4,100) — On a slate without much value, monitoring potential late news could create an edge. San Francisco’s Yauhen Massalski left their most recent game with an injury. Now questionable, the big man’s potential absence could open minutes for a value play. Already a starter for the Dons, Patrick Tape has played 25, 25 and 17 minutes for San Francisco over their last four games. Tape is relatively uninvolved with a 4.5% shot rate and 11.5% rebound rate this year. However, Massalski vacates a 15.9% shot rate and 24.7% rebound rate in this scenario. Tape’s minutes have also suffered from repeated foul trouble. While Massalski’s potential absence does not squash Tape’s fouling tendencies, it at least would give him a ceiling to play additional minutes.
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