March Madness Player Props: Eyeing Overs On Friday’s NCAA Tourney Slate

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The first round of the NCAA Tournament continues Friday, and we’re discussing four more March Madness player props.

NCAA Tournament Betting Odds, Player Props

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March Madness Player Props | Friday, Round 1

Keyonte George, Baylor, Over 14.5 Points

George has been up-and-down of late, falling Under 15 points in five of his last seven. He played only six minutes in one of those games and attempted 10 or fewer shot attempts in the remaining four.

This obviously isn’t the time for nonsense, so look for George to play the role of Baylor’s leading scorer (15.8 PPG), not that of the mercurial freshman. Baylor is a “comfortable” 10.5-point favorite against UC Santa Barbara with a respectable 142-point game total.

Jordan Hawkins, UCONN, Over 15.5 Points

Efficiency hasn’t been Hawkins’ strongest suit – he shoots 40.5% on the season – but volume certainly is. He accounts for 19.3% of UCONN’s shot attempts, and figures to be busy against Iona on Friday.

Hawkins is a capable scorer at all three levels – he converts at a 36.8% clip from three and shoots 87.9% from the line. The 141-point game total suggests a fair degree of scoring, and while UCONN’s 9-point spread is healthy, it doesn’t scream wire-to-wire blowout.

Terquavion Smith, NC State, Over 15.5 Points

Smith is not someone we’d call efficient – he shoots 37.7% from the floor – but he is a volume shooter in a game that should provide plenty of scoring. He only hit 16 points in three of his last nine games, but we’re siding with the Over nonetheless.

Not only did Smith demonstrate his prodigious scoring ability with 30 in the second round of the ACC Tournament, but he continues to handle heavy shot volume in spite of his struggles putting the ball in the hoop.

Drew Timme Under 19.5 Points

Timme is in prime position to earn Most Outstanding Player honors, but we’re going to side Under in this spot. The primary reason is the blowout potential in this spot. The ‘Zags are 15.5-point favorites over Grand Canyon.

Timme remained Under 20 points in his last four, three of which were double-figure wins. If Gonzaga wins easily – as the lines suggest – Timme won’t be asked to carry a heavy scoring load.