- The Second Round of the NCAA Tournament continues on Sunday (March 20)
- Player props are available for most of the games
- See below to find out where we think the betting value lies
Kudos to you if your bracket still has even the slightest chance of winning after all the upsets we’ve seen through three days at the NCAA Tournament. For the rest of us, it’s time to find other ways to get a sweat during Sunday’s March Madness games.
Players props are available for the eight-game Second Round slate, and that market is typically much less efficient than than trying to bet sides or totals. We’ve compiled a list of all the player prop wagers currently available, so check out the odds below plus a few bets to target.
March Madness Props – Sunday, March 20
|Houston vs Illinois||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Kyler Edwards (HOU)||13.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Fabian White Jr (HOU)||16.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Kofi Cockburn (ILL)||19.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Alfonso Plummer (ILL)||12.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Trent Frazier (ILL)||11.5 (Ov +100 / Un -130)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Miami vs Auburn||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Jabari Smith (AUB)||18.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)||8.5 (Ov -130 / Un +100)||OFF||2.5 (Ov -140 / Un +105)|
|Walker Kessler (AUB)||12.5 (Ov +105 / Un -140)||9.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150)||OFF||OFF|
|Wendell Green Jr. (AUB)||10.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||3.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150)||4.5 (Ov -160 / Un +120)||OFF|
|Ohio State vs Villanova||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|E.J Liddell (OSU)||16.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)||8.5 (Ov +100 / Un -130)||OFF||1.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)|
|Malaki Branham (OSU)||14.5 (Ov +105 / Un -140)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Collin Gillespie (VILL)||14.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||4.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150)||3.5 (Ov -150 / Un +115)||2.5 (Ov +100 / Un -130)|
|Jermaine Samuels (VILL)||11.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||5.5 (Ov -140 / Un +105)||OFF||OFF|
|Michigan State vs Duke||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Gabe Brown (MSU)||9.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)||OFF||OFF||1.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)|
|Max Christie (MSU)||8.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|AJ Griffin (DUKE)||12.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||5.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150)||OFF||2.5 (Ov +140 / Un -190)|
|Paolo Banchero (DUKE)||16.5 (Ov -140 / Un +105)||6.5 (Ov -150 / Un +115)||3.5 (Ov -140 / Un +105)||OFF|
|Texas vs Purdue||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Jaden Ivey (PUR)||18.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)||OFF||2.5 (Ov -145 / Un +110)||OFF|
|Sasha Stefanovic (PUR)||9.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Zach Edey (PUR)||13.5 (Ov -130 / Un +100)||OFF||OFF||OFF|
|Notre Dame vs Texas Tech||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Adonis Arms (TTU)||9.5 (Ov -135 / Un +105)||4.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||3.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||OFF|
|Bryson Williams (TTU)||14.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||3.5 (Ov -135 / Un +105)||OFF||0.5 (Ov -235 / Un +170)|
|Kevin McCullar (TTU)||10.5 (Ov +105 / Un -135)||OFF||2.5 (Ov -180 / Un +135)||OFF|
|Terrence Shannon Jr. (TTU)||11.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)||3.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110)||2.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)||1.5 (Ov +120 / Un -160)|
Odds as of March 19th at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pick #1: Kofi Cockburn Under 19.5 Points
The first bet to target is under 19.5 points for Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn. We backed the Wooden Award odds finalist in the First Round, but that was in a soft matchup. Now he faces Houston, one of the premier defenses in all of college basketball.
— Houston Men's Hoops 🏀 🐾 (@UHCougarMBK) March 20, 2022
The Cougars were one of the last four teams standing in the Final Four odds a year ago, and have the talent to make another deep run this season. They’re one of only two teams in the nation who ranked top-11 in both offensive and defensive efficiency per KenPom.
The other, Gonzaga who has by far the shortest odds to win March Madness. Houston has allowed an average of only 60 points over its past four games, and has the size to match up with Cockburn in the paint.
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 19, 2022
Josh Carlton is a 6-11 force down the middle, and one of the reasons the Cougars have excelled at limiting enemy shooters. Houston ranks first in the nation in opponent field goal percentage, and ninth from inside the three-point line, where Cockburn does most of his damage.
Kofi Cockburn at the free throw line: pic.twitter.com/tKqjRl5bAm
— Benjamin (@benjyvol) March 18, 2022
Cockburn has failed to reach 20 points in six of his past 11 games, and none of the opponents he faced during that stretch grade out as well defensively as the Cougars.
Also working in favor of the under is Cockburn’s dreadful free-throw percentage. He was 5-of-10 from the line in the First Round, and is making less than 65% of his attempts from the charity stripe this season.
Pick #2: Jabari Smith Over 2.5 Threes
Next up, let’s target over 2.5 three’s for Auburn’s Jabari Smith. The projected top-3 pick in this year’s Draft has been sizzling from beyond the arc recently, splashing at least three triples in five straight outings, and in six of his past seven contests overall.
He’s made 28 of his past 54 three point attempts (51.8%), and is fresh off burying four three’s in the First Round.
Jabari Smith's dynamic shot-making was on full display in transition and in the half-court, along with flashes of finishing and passing as Auburn easily advanced to the next round of the NCAA Tournament, behind 20 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists from the potential No. 1 pick. pic.twitter.com/4UhnFa2ksu
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 18, 2022
All but one of those games was against strong SEC competition, and now he gets to face Miami, who is dreadful versus opposing shooters. The Hurricanes rank 319th in the country in opponent field goal percentage, and are 278th at defending the three-point line.
— Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) March 15, 2022
Smith’s case to go first overall gets stronger after torching Miami on Sunday.
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