CBB Slate 1.31
Rui Hachimura – Gonzaga ($8500): This is the game you want to target with a total of 167. Gonzaga has been cruising through WCC play blowing out everyone, and they finally get a competitive matchup with the 35th fastest team in the country BYU. Gonzaga’s roster is full of studs, but Hachimura is their highest used player. If BYU can keep the game fairly close, Hachimura should see 35+ minutes and that should translate into a 30 FP floor for the Japan native. With his rebound, block and steal upside he has 50 FP upside in this one.
TJ Haws – BYU ($8100): Continuing to target guys in this game, Haws runs the show for an uptempo BYU squad. Playing at home, I think BYU can keep this one close and Haws will have to carry a lot of the load. He isn’t as highly used as Childs, but he consistently gets up 12+ shots per game and has shown the ability to produce in every category, especially assists. I expect him to try to get his in this one and we could easily see a 25/7/5 line with a few steals from TJ.
Mac McClung – Georgetown ($6000): McClung is in the midst of turning into a star for this Georgetown team. Over his last 6 games, he’s put up a 30, a 40 and a 50 FP game. We’ve seen his role continue to expand as he took 19 shots last game, he’s even cutting into Govan’s usage. We’ve seen Xavier play a little faster lately so I think this is another spot where McClung could get loose at home. He has 30+ FP upside mostly from scoring but has the ability to grab a few rebounds and assists, even a few steals.
Killian Tillie – Gonzaga ($5800): Before the season started, many dubbed Tillie as Gonzaga’s best player. After finally coming back from being injured all year, Tillie seems to be a full go for the Bulldogs. He is still coming off the bench, but we’ve seen his minutes get up to around 25 in his last few games. If BYU can keep this game close, I can see Tillie playing in crunch time, he’s too good not to. He has a massive usage rate and could get up to 30 FP in this one. I expect him to be a popular play.
Kenny Wooten – Oregon ($4400): Wooten came back a little earlier than expected from a broken jaw and looks to be unphased by the injury. With Bol Bol out for the year, Wooten is able to settle in as Oregon’s primary big man alongside Paul White. We saw him cut majorly into Okoro’s minutes last game and put up a massive 31 FP night. I expect him to get back up to 30 minutes in this one like he was in the beginning of the season and has 20+ FP upside with his rebounding and massive block potential.
Ira Lee – Arizona ($4300): Reports are indicating that Chase Jeter still hasn’t been practicing yet with a back injury and all signs are pointing to him not playing on Thursday. If that is the case then you have to roll out either Lee or Luther. I like the price discount you get here with Lee as he’s put up 11 shots and grabbed 7 rebounds in each of his last 2 games. With no Jeter, Lee will get the start and has 20+ FP upside which is a steal at this price point.
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