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DraftKings College Basketball: Saturday Picks

Alex Spalding

Alex splits his expertise between College Basketball, NBA, NFL, MLB, and Saturday morning BPL. You'll find him under the username ajump08 on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Included Games:

Butler at Georgetown
Georgia Tech at Boston College
Mississippi at Georgia
Texas Tech at Kansas
Arizona at Utah
N.C. State at Syracuse
Oklahoma at Texas
Rutgers at Miami (FL)
Villanova at Marquette
South Carolina at Mississippi State


Marcus Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech at Boston College ($7,700):
Georges-Huntís last three fantasy totals read 38.50, 35.25 and 37.25 while averaging 39 minutes per contest. Boston College ranks 263 on KenPom, and should pose no real threat to impeding a continuance of those stats. With a solid ability to contribute by scoring points, picking up rebounds and pitching dimes, Georges-Hunt warrants strong consideration for cash games.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown v. Butler ($8,000): Smith-Rivera has given the Hoyas four strong years (he was a starter on the Georgetown team that lost to the infamous Florida Gulf Coast Eagles that made their way to the Sweet Sixteen as a 15 seed Ė just to give reference on how long heís been on this team). It looks unlikely they will have much post-season action, so Senior Day will be an even more important showcase for Smith-Rivera to send himself out the right way. Heís also averaged 39 minutes and over 35 fantasy points per game over his last two against two of the top teams in the Big East (Xavier and Seton Hall) and managed 37.5 fantasy points against Butler earlier this season.

Duane Notice, South Carolina at Mississippi State ($5,200): Notice has recently moved into the starting lineup and the corresponding bump in minutes and confidence has yielded an average of 29.3 fantasy points per game over his last three. Even better news, Mississippi State struggles mightily guarding wings.

Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova at Marquette ($6,500): Over his last few games, Arcidiacono has stepped into a more prominent offensive role that has resulted in twice reaching 30 fantasy points. Earlier in the season, he scored 35.75 against this very same Marquette squad.

Other guards to consider: Allonzo Trier, Arizona at Utah ($5,600); Toddrick Gotcher, Texas Tech at Kansas ($5,400); Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State v. South Carolina ($7,000); Tre Demps, Northwester v. Rutgers ($6,600); Roosevelt Jones, Butler at Georgetown ($8,100); Craig Sword, Mississippi State v. South Carolina ($6,800); JaJuan Johnson, Marquette v. Villanova ($6,000); Bishop Daniels, Rutgers at Northwestern ($5,400); Haanif Cheatham, Marquette v. Villanova ($5,100); Malik Newman, Mississippi State v. South Carolina ($4,700)


Alex Olah, Northwestern v. Rutgers ($6,100):
The senior seven-footer appears to finally be recovered from the injury that held him out for the first part of conference play. He first returned on Jan. 16, and in the ensuing seven games averaged just 15.4 minutes per game. In his past three games heís played 32 minutes, 21 minutes (due to foul trouble against Purdue) and 31 minutes, respectively. The rebounding numbers have been substantially down this season, but a matchup against Rutgers will give Olah the best possible scenario to bump those numbers back up, as they have given up double-digit rebounds to an opposing player in every Big Ten game except against Nebraska. Olah has scored at least 19 points six times this season, while recording multiple blocks in eight (including a run of six games where he averaged 3.2 blocks per contest leading up to the game in which he was injured).

ohn Laurent, Rutgers at Northwestern ($4,200): For $4,200 you get a player who has averaged 36.7 minutes and 32 fantasy points per game over his last three. Need I say much more?

Quinton Stephens, Georgia Tech at Boston College ($4,400): Over his past four games, Stephens has averaged 33.6 minutes, a substantial increase, as he's averaging 17.7 per game for the season. Those minutes havenít correlated to great fantasy point totals as you might assume, as he's averaging 19.4 fantasy points during this three-game run. Still, thatís a solid return for this price and with these minutes and no worries of foul trouble make his floor is very safe.

Jessie Govan, Georgetown v. Butler ($5,200): Govan has averaged 35.5 minutes per game in his last two, scoring 44.25 fantasy points against Seton Hall but just 13.5 against Xavier. The production against Xavier was a disappointment to any owners that rostered him, but not to be overlooked was the fact that he played 34 minutes while committing just two fouls against the duo of Jalen Reynolds and James Farr. If Govan can simply stay on the court, his ceiling is quite high.

Other forwards to consider: Kelan Martin, Butler at Georgetown ($8,100); Michael Carrera, South Carolina at Mississippi State ($8,500); Sebastian Saiz, Mississippi at Georgia ($7,300); Kris Jenkins, Villanova at Marquette ($6,200); Abdul-Malik Abu, N.C. State at Syracuse ($7,300); Isaac Copeland, Georgetown v. Butler ($6,100); D.J. Foreman, Rutgers at Northwestern ($5,400); Laimonas Chatkevicius, South Carolina at Mississippi State ($4,800); Deng Adel, Louisville at Miami ($4,700)

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Alex Spalding plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: ajump08, DraftKings: ajump08.