Tonight’s College Hoops DFS slate differs for each platform. On FanDuel, we have a seven-game slate that starts at 6:30 ET. Over on DraftKings, four additional games are added to the mix while starting at 6:00 ET. Here are the odds - with an asterisk next to the four exclusive games on DraftKings:
Minnesota vs. Northwestern (-1) / Total: 140
Duke vs. Louisville (+2) / Total: 140.5
Nebraska vs. Penn State (-6.5) / Total: 146
Notre Dame vs. North Carolina (-6.5) / Total: 150.5
DePaul vs. Providence (-7) / Total: 135
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma (-11) / Total: 141
California vs. Stanford (-6) / Total: 132
*Butler vs. Xavier (-6) / Total: 133* - DK Only
*Kansas State vs. TCU (-3) / Total: 126.5* - DK Only
*Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt (-1) / Total: 132* - DK Only
*Washington vs. Utah (-8.5) / Total: 145.5* - DK Only
With that, let’s get to the daily fantasy analysis!
Marcus Carr - Minnesota - FD: $8,500 - DK: $9,200
Minnesota has faded dramatically down the stretch while losing seven-straight games. Carr has predictably been up-and-down through that span, but I’m expecting him to break out tonight. He has plenty of talent, and perhaps the Conference Tournament will bring out the best in him. His matchup is pretty good too, as Northwestern ranks 226th in defensive efficiency. Carr went for 21 points, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds against the Wildcats earlier this season (Feb. 25), and he should carry the load for Minnesota tonight.
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Austin Reaves - Oklahoma - FD: $8,000 - DK: $9,300
Reaves is another top-dollar player worth backing tonight. He has looked really good down the stretch, averaging 35 FPPG since the beginning of February. The matchup is outstanding as well, given that his opponent (Iowa State) ranks 315th in defensive efficiency. Truth be told, Reaves probably has one of the best floor/ceiling/matchup combinations of this slate. He’s an excellent option through all formats.
Samuell Williamson - Louisville - FD: $5,000 - DK: $6,300
Williamson rates as a strong value in our CBB DFS Optimizer. He has seen plenty of minutes lately, a trend that should carry into tonight’s rematch with Duke. The last time Louisville faced the Blue Devils (Feb. 27), Williamson came through with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 37 fantasy points overall. He has grabbed double-digit boards in five of his last six games, giving him a strong fantasy foundation to build upon.
Also Consider: Kobe Webster (top value on our CBB DFS Optimizer for both sites), Tre Williams, Matt Bradley, David Johnson (too cheap on DK)
John Harrar - Penn State - FD: $5,600 - DK: $6,100
Nebraska is a small team that plays fast, ranking 44th in pace and 282nd in rebound rate.. Harrar is a 6’9” forward who has tallied double-digit boards in five of his last nine games. He could certainly give the Huskers fits on the glass. In fact, the last time these two teams met, Harrar posted 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 32 fantasy points. I wouldn’t be surprised if he finishes within that range again tonight, which would represent a nice mid-range value on both sites.
Brandon Johnson - Minnesota - FD: $4,800 - DK: $5,400
Johnson is listed as questionable, so we’ll need to double-check that he’s playing. His teammate, Liam Robbins, is considered doubtful. That would open the door for Johnson to see more minutes and overall production if he’s in the starting lineup. Johnson stepped up for 33 fantasy points in 38 minutes in Minnesota’s last game against Rutgers, so he’s capable of padding his stats when seeing extended playing time.
Noah Horchler - Providence - FD: $4,300 - DK: $5,500
Horchler is too cheap, especially on FanDuel. Like most college players, Horchler has encountered some duds as a result of blowouts and foul trouble throughout the season. However, I’m expecting to see his good side against a middling DePaul team. In his last meeting against DePaul, Horchler went for 30 fantasy points in 36 minutes, and he has surpassed that total in three of his last seven games. I don’t think his fantasy score will hurt you tonight, and there’s upside if his peripheral numbers carry him closer to that 30+ FP range.
Also Consider: Timmy Allen (DK), Matthew Hurt (FD), Juwan Durham