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Zack Cimini
Beat the Odds: March Madness 4/6

Vegas expert Zack Cimini uses his insight in games and betting lines to provide picks you need for March Madness tournaments on DraftKings

Apr 6th

It’s April, which means the Final Four is upon us. Three games remain to decide who will be crowned National Champion on Monday.  While some people don’t like the fact that three of the four teams remaining win with defense, it’s not to cause worries for DFS players. Every team remaining has shown an ability to elevate their offense when needed and that’s why they’re in the mix for a national title.

Auburn vs Virginia

The SEC will try and attempt to dethrone the ACC from having any representation in the title game Monday. Auburn’s path has been the hardest from a game to game tournament stand point. They’ve upset Kansas, North Carolina, and had to take down an SEC conference foe in Kentucky. Can they show enough in the interior to keep in contention against a Virginia team that has above average perimeter defense?

Jared Harper-Auburn  $8,100

Friday that Harper is one of the Tigers players currently under the weather. Once the lights are on and the ball tips look for Harper to remain excelling for Auburn. He has never shied away from big moments and made several difficult shots to aide the Tigers in defeating Kentucky. He’ll have his hands full against a tenacious Virginia defense but expect Harper to be the Tigers leading scorer.

Ty Jerome-Virginia $8,000

The clutch player for the Cavaliers when things get difficult has been Jerome. Jerome has the uncanny ability to beat his defender three different ways. He can attack off the dribble, curl off of a screen for a quick shot, or spot up. With some of the Tigers guards currently with a bug this should boost Jerome’s skillset even more. Look for his best game of the tournament Saturday for Jerome.

Texas Tech vs Michigan State

The story of the past week has been the hoopla surrounding Texas Tech in the gambling world. A bettor placed $1500 on the Red Raiders at 200-1 odds in November. Money will be gained via a hedge or buyout through selling their ticket. On the court Saturday this game has the upper hand in terms of DFS worthy consideration. The reason being is this game should be tighter from start to finish while UVA-Auburn may be a game of runs.

Norense Odiase-Texas Tech $4,400

Odiase is a sleeper for DFS players Saturday. Texas Tech’s style of play offensively is hard to pinpoint aside from Jarret Culver. Odiase hasn’t been a high minutes guy all season but has the capability of getting double-digit rebounds with limited action. Facing a Spartans team that has beef in the interior should give Odiase the minutes needed to be an impactful presence Saturday.

Cassius Winston-Michigan State $8,800   

Winston’s ability to make the tough pass and shot was the sole reason the Spartans defeated Duke. A lot of the weight to get a victory lies on Winston’s shoulders due to the Spartans limited depth at the guard position. He will need to be able to create even with double-teams for the Spartans to pull off the victory. Win or lose he’ll fill the stat sheet as he has done all of March Madness.

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