March Madness Sweet 16 Day 2 player props: Braun goes bananas
The NCAA Tournament continues on Friday, with the final 4 games of the Sweet 16. Spreads and totals tend to be sharply set by oddsmakers in March, but player props can offer an alternative option for sports bettors during March Madness. Let’s take a look at 3 props in Friday’s Sweet 16 games that seem to offer some value, odds courtesy of DraftKings.
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Christian Braun over 12.5 points (-135)
Providence’s best perimeter defenders will likely be guarding Ochai Agbaji and Remy Martin, which could leave Christian Braun with some good scoring opportunities. Braun is Kansas’ 2nd-leading scorer with 14.6 ppg on over 50% shooting from the field. He can score from anywhere on the floor, shooting 55% from inside the arc and almost 40% outside of it. Furthermore, Braun has scored 13 or more points in 3 straight games and in 5 of his last 7.
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Tyger Campbell over 1.5 made threes (+125)
Tyger Campbell leads the Bruins in 3-point percentage (41.3%) and is tied for the 2nd-most 3-point attempts on the team. Per Synergy, UNC guard RJ Davis ranks in the 42nd percentile overall defensively and in the 16th percentile in spot-up defense. Davis likely will be defending Campbell for a majority of the game, so expect Campbell to get a handful of quality perimeter shots. As a team, the Tar Heels rank 174th in opposing 3-point rate and 208th in opposing 3-point percentage.
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Tyrese Hunter over 1.5 threes made (+110)
Tyrese Hunter’s 3-point percentage is not appealing, as he struggled with his perimeter shooting early in the season. However, he has been much more efficient from the perimeter in the last 6 weeks. Since February 15, Hunter is 16/37 from 3-point range with a 7/11 performance in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament. Miami struggles to defend the perimeter, ranking 237th in opposing 3-point rate and 355th in opposing 3-point percentage.
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