We get a nice 7 game slate to finish off our day of CBB action and this slate is highlighted by the UNC-Duke rivalry game as UNC looks to avenge a terrible 1 point loss on its home court. There are a handful of teams expected to score 75+ in this one so let’s take a look at who we should be considering for our lineups and, as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions you might have!
Brandon Ingram, Duke (9,200) vs UNC – Ingram finally busted out of his mini slump in the last game for Duke as he went for 41.25 fantasy points thanks to a 15 and 11 double-double. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, however the double-double is an excellent sign as he gets to take on a UNC team that he went for 46.5 fantasy points against the last time they played. This game is far and away the highest projected total so we want to make sure we get a piece of it.
Bryce Alford, UCLA (7,600) vs Oregon St – I generally get Alford wrong as he has the ability to go off for 45+ fantasy points any time he takes the floor. He put up 33.25 the last time these two teams met as 4/5ths of the UCLA starting lineup put up 30+ fantasy points. UCLA is expected to put up 75 points in this game and Oregon St gives up a large amount of three point attempts per game which plays into Alford’s hands.
Justin Jackson, UNC (6,800) vs Duke – Jackson has cooled off over the last couple of games, however he had been playing extremely solidly as he had gone for 28+ fantasy points in five straight games prior to the last two. One of the last two we can throw out as it was against a very tough Virginia team. Jackson went for 29.5 the last time these two teams met and could be a sneaky option as most will look at Brice Johnson as the must own from UNC (I would agree with them as far as Brice Johnson goes).
Other Options – Grayson Allen (9600), Tyrone Wallace (8100), Derrick Walton Jr. (7600), Zak Irvin (6800), Peter Jok (6300), George King (6100)
Brandon Taylor, Utah (5,800) vs Colorado – Taylor has gone for 21+ fantasy points in 8 of his last 10 games for the Utes as well as in each of his last 6 games. He is coming off of a 35.75 fantasy point performance against a tough Arizona team and now gets to take on a weaker Colorado team at home. I think Taylor is a solid option for tonight’s slate and he generally goes over looked. Utah is expected to put up 75 points in this one.
Jabari Bird, California (5,300) vs Arizona St – Bird has really developed into a solid player for Cal and he has learned to chip in on the boards so that he is not just a scoring dependent player. Bird has gone for 24+ in each of his last three games and has gone for 40+ a couple of times over his last 8 games. Bird put up 22.5 the last time these two teams played.
KeVaughn Allen, Florida (5,100) vs Missouri – Allen is taking his shots and at some point they are going to start falling and he is going to go off for us. He gets an excellent match-up in this one as Missouri allows 31.2% of the points against them to come from the 3 and Florida takes 36.5% of their shots from beyond the arc. Allen had a rough three game stretch but bounced back in the last one and offers us a 32+ fantasy point ceiling.
Other Options – Lorenzo Bonam (5700), Matt Jones (5600), Terrence Phillips (5500), Stephen Thompson Jr. (4700), Chris Chiozza (4600), Kodi Justice (4400)
Brice Johnson, UNC (Salary) vs Duke – Johnson put up 54.25 fantasy points the last time these two teams played and what is impressive and sad about that is the fact that the UNC offense stopped going through him the last 10-12 minutes of the game and he basically picked up 0 game points from that point on. I want to believe that they learned from their mistake as it ended up costing them that game, so I would believe that we are going to see a heavy dose of Brice Johnson.
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida (7,800) vs Missouri – DFS has struggled a bit recently, however he gets to face a very poor Missouri team in a game that Florida cannot afford to lose. I am looking for them to rely on their leader a little bit more today as they just cannot go into Missouri and lose this game if they want to have any shot at getting into the Tourney. This is a tempo boost for Florida so the extra few possessions should benefit us here.
Ivan Rabb, California (7,400) vs Arizona St – I really wish this game was in Cal, however what we get is a match-up for Rabb that is pretty ideal as Arizona St is extremely weak on the interior and he dominated them for 43 fantasy points the first time they met this season. Rabb has put up 75.25 fantasy points over the last two and he really stepped up late in the loss to Arizona.
Other Options – Jarrod Uthoff (8900), Jaylen Brown (7900), John Egbunu (6800), Thomas Welsh (6400), Adam Woodbury (6100)
Jordan Loveridge, Utah (5,300) vs Colorado – Loveridge is coming off of a rough performance and has seen his price drop $500 over the last two weeks. With that said, prior to the last game he had basically sat between 21 and 35 fantasy points in 6 straight games. There is a good chance that Utah ends up as one of the highest scoring teams of the slate and they offer us a few value play options.
Drew Eubanks, Oregon St (5,100) vs UCLA – Eubanks is a beneficiary of Tinkle’s injury and he has really stepped up recently as Oregon St battles for a spot in the tournament. He is coming off of a 19.25 fantasy point performance, however he had gone for 38.25 and 33.75 in the two games prior to that. Oregon St gets a nice tempo boost against a faster UCLA team in this one so I want to get a piece of their additional possessions.
Mark Donnal, Michigan (4,200) vs Iowa – Donnal offers us tremendous upside to go along with a very disappointing floor, which makes him an excellent GPP play tonight. He went for 15.25 fantasy points the first time these two teams met but he recently showed off a 42.25 fantasy point performance against a tough Maryland team. He has been extremely up and down this season, however he certainly could go out with a bang in this one.
Other Options – Ryan Rosburg (5900), Obinna Oleka (5900), Devin Robinson (5000), Kevin Puryear (4800), Deng Adel (4400), Olaf Schaftenaar (4000)