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Zack Cimini
Beat the Odds 3/12/19

Vegas expert Zack Cimini gives you his top plays for tonight’s DraftKings college basketball tournaments.

Mar 12th

Sunday marked the end of the regular season for college basketball. Before Selection Sunday arrives conference tournaments must be settled. Starting things off for the main conferences is the ACC for Tuesday. Today, Zack Cimini recommends players for Tuesday morning’s 2 game slate.  

Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech

        The mid-day game in Charlotte, North Carolina for the ACC tournament is Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech. Having met in January and February, this will be the third matchup between them. From a tempo standpoint, neither blotted the radar for a DFS friendly matchup. Yet a tournament format creates a looser environment and should provide better than anticipated value.

John Mooney Notre Dame $9,200

Underdogs that advance in tournament formats have to lean on upperclassmen. The leadership of Mooney will need to exceed his stellar regular season of fourteen points per game along with eleven rebounds. Coming off his worst shooting performance of the season (1-11 against Pittsburgh) would typically be alarming. Yet Mooney has to shoot the ball more as the Irish are without DJ Harvey for the rest of the season. A DFS boost in case Mooney falters from the field is that over his last eight games, he is averaging thirteen rebounds.

Moses Wright Georgia Tech $4,700

A theme in Tuesday’s DFS performers are sophomores showcasing themselves and on the rise. Wright’s overall season stats are DFS glance over worthy with an average of six points and three rebounds. A new player has transformed to end the season as Wright went from averaging reduced minutes to starters minutes. Over his last five games he has averaged eleven points and six rebounds. Furthermore, Wright is coming off a season-high in minutes, points, and rebounds in the Yellow Jackets win over NC State.

Miami vs Wake Forest

Kicking off the ACC tournament will be Miami and Wake Forest with an early noon EST start. While Miami has had its issues offensively, they’re comfortable playing against teams that push the ball such as Wake Forest.

Ebuka Izundu-Miami $7,100

The senior big man has helped alleviate some of the pressure off the Hurricanes guards whom have struggled from the field. In five of his last six games, he has produced a near double-double output with 15PPG and 9 RPG. His lone poor outing came against Tuesday’s opponent in the Demon Deacons. Yet that was due to limited action of sixteen minutes. With this possibly being his last game as a Hurricane, expect Izundu to perform similar to his recent averages.

Chaundee Brown-Wake Forest $6,600

Transitioning from a sophomore to a junior is where key developmental growth is made with college basketball players. Towards the tail end of their sophomore years, one can see the seismic rise about to occur. Brown’s conclusion of his sophomore campaign has seen a tremendous uplift of production. At 6’5, he is finding his niche on the offensive end but also utilizing his size for rebounding. Over Brown’s last six games, he has averaged nine rebounds. The entire season Brown scored over twenty points just once. Yet in his last six games he has done so twice. Brown should continue to be an underrated juggernaut to fill the stat box Tuesday.

Fanium Lineup

(bolded players featured in article)

GChaundee BrownWake Forest$6600
GAnthony Lawrence IIMiami$7400
GDane GoodwinNotre Dame$4100
FEbuka IzunduMiami$7100
FJohn MooneyNotre Dame$9200
FMoses WrightGeorgia Tech$4700
UTJose AlvaradoGeorgia Tech$7000
UTKhalid MooreGeorgia Tech$3300
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