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March Madness Player Props Betting Guide for Friday, March 22: Samuel Could Torch Colorado's Defense

Mike Noblin
Written by Mike Noblin
March 22, 2024
March Madness Player Props Betting Guide for Friday, March 22

We found the ever so lovable broomstick yesterday with our college basketball player props, as they went a perfect 3-0. Sweeping the board on the first day of the NCAA Tournament was a fantastic feeling. DJ Richards of McNeese, Josh Hubbard of Mississippi State, and Collin Murray-Boyles of South Carolina all helped get us to the cash-out window!

Ready for more college hoops action? Check out our March Madness player props betting guide for Friday, March 22. Good luck today, fellow sports investors!

Jalen Bridges (Baylor) Under 13.5 Points (-120) (DraftKings)

Ahhh, yes, we're starting our morning off with a hot cup of coffee and another scary Under. It's a March Madness tradition unlike any other. I'll be the first to admit that Bridges is a beast and that he's burned me a couple of times this season. That being said, I'm trusting the math and playing the Under!

Though he's a competent scorer, Bridges has a median point total of just 11 this season. That points toward some significant value in the Under right off the bat. The 6'9" senior has also scored 13 points or less in 21 of his 33 ball games. The Under is 10-6 versus this point total in Bridges's road/neutral games this season.

I know Colgate doesn't have a strong strength of schedule, but you have to admire their defensive abilities. The Raiders rank an impressive 9th in points allowed and 11th in defensive efficiency. Though lots of smaller schools lack a big man, Colgate's Keegan Records is a 6'10" and 250-pound behemoth. He should slow down Bridges, at least enough to for us to cash this Under.

Lamont Butler (SD St) Under 11.5 Points (-130) (BetMGM)

My numbers say this line should be 9.5, so this is an auto-bet for me. Butler has plenty of talent, but All-Everything forward Jaedon LeDee gets the majority of the field goal attempts in this San Diego State offense. Butler's point total median is just 9 and he's stayed under this total in 25 of 34 games this season.

In 19 games on the road or at neutral sites, Butler has scored 11 points or less on 15 occasions. The 6'2" guard also averages just 28 minutes per game and around 8 shots per game. Three of those shots come from downtown, but Butler shoots just 30% from 3-point land.

UAB is not a great defensive team, but I don't think it'll matter in this case. Butler may end up with a solid stat line, but I doubt he cracks the 10-point threshold in this one. Let's ride another Under!

Tyrese Samuel (Florida) Over 13.5 Points (-115) (FanDuel)

How about an afternoon Over just to keep things interesting around here? The Gators play at an insanely fast tempo, which is why they lead the country in field goal attempts per game. That style of play usually translates to lots of their players going over their points props.

Samuel is more than capable of putting up at least 14 points in this game against Colorado. The 6'10" forward has a median point total of 15 this season. He's also gone Over this total in 19 of his 35 ball games.

The only thing that scares me with Samuel is his free throw shooting, which is pretty terrible at 56.3%. That being said, Colorado's defense only ranks 154th in 2-point defense and 118th in points allowed. Give me the Over to close out the Friday props card.

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