College Basketball CBB DFS Playbook April 1 Final Four: Top DraftKings & FanDuel CBB DFS Picks
Published: Mar 31, 2023
Updated: Mar 31, 2023
The 2023 NCAA Tournament Final Four is set to tip off on Saturday, so let's dive into the top CBB DFS picks and plays. We have two intriguing March Madness matchups with Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State at 6:09 pm ET and then Miami (FL) vs. UConn at 8:49 pm ET. There are plenty of ways to go for our CBB DFS lineup picks on DraftKings and Fanduel – from Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins to Johnell Davis, Jordan Miller, and Matt Bradley. Let's dive into some CBB daily fantasy picks for both DraftKings and FanDuel ahead of Saturday's NCAA Tournament Final Four games. If you're looking to play college basketball DFS, get full access to our CBB DFS Playbooks and Core Plays with a Fantasy Alarm All-Pro Subscription. If you have any questions about CBB daily fantasy lineup strategy, ask away in the Fantasy Alarm Discord chat. Now, let's jump into the CBB DFS picks and top plays for the Final Four on Saturday, April 1st.
NCAA Tournament Final Four College Basketball Betting Odds April 1
(per DraftKings Sportsbook)
- 6:09 pm ET – Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State (-3) – 131.5 O/U
- 8:49 pm ET – Miami FL vs. UConn (-5.5) – 149 O/U
CBB Projected Team Totals
(per DK Sportsbook)
- UConn – 77.5
- Miami FL – 72.5
- San Diego State – 66.5
- Florida Atlantic – 64.5
NCAA Tournament Final Four CBB DFS Picks 4/1
Final Four CBB DFS Top Picks
Adama Sanogo, UConn ($8,200 DK / $8,800 FD)
UConn’s big man is the price king on both sites, but it’ll be tough to fade him in cash lineups. Sanogo has been a force inside all season for the Huskies and that’s carried right over in this Final Four run. He’s averaging 20 points and 9.7 rebounds per game during the NCAA Tournament with at least 32 DK in each contest. The pace-boost matchup should provide more rebounding opportunities for Sanogo with a 20-point double-double and 35+ DFS points certainly in play.
Jordan Miller, Miami FL ($7,700 DK / $7,700 FD)
Miller has been a DFS stat-stuffer all season for Miami and that’s carried right over into the NCAA Tournament. The wing is averaging 19.7 PPG and 32 DK over the past three games and he’s putting up 16.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 31.9 DK per outing over the past 10. His play in the Elite Eight win over Texas was clutch with 27 points while going perfect from the field and from the free-throw line. Even against a tough UConn defense, Miller should fill up the stat sheet plenty to be a safe cash play and probably the best per-dollar option from the Hurricanes.
Johnell Davis, Florida Atlantic ($7,600 DK / $6,700 FD)
If FAU wants to beat San Diego State, it’ll likely need another strong game from Johnell Davis. Most lineups on this small slate will probably center around the UConn and Miami studs with both Davis and Alijah Martin being slightly overlooked because of the tougher matchup vs San Diego State. Even so, that makes the FAU guys great contrarian plays. Davis just put up a stat-stuffing 34 DK performance in the Elite Eight win and he went off for a massive 63 DK in the Round-of-32 victory. Getting another 30-40 DFS points isn’t out of the question for Davis if he’s aggressive driving to the rim and racking up ancillary stats.
Isaiah Wong, Miami FL ($7,300 DK / $7,500 FD)
Wong’s DFS and real-life performances have been up-and-down lately, but we know what the ACC Player of the Year is capable of. Despite a “down” effort vs Texas last game, Wong did put up 27 points/40 DK and then 20 points/32 DK in the two previous outings. When he’s successful driving to the rim and drawing fouls, then Wong is always in play as a DFS stud. The matchup vs UConn could end up being a bad one for what Wong does best on offense, but the GPP upside to go off is certainly there.
Andre Jackson, UConn ($7,100 DK / $7,000 FD)
Though Jackson doesn’t take a ton of shots or score a lot of actual points in UConn’s offense, he still usually racks up DFS points with his across-the-board production. Case in point: he’s put up 32+ DK in back-to-back games despite scoring single-digit points in both. Jackson’s ancillary stats – rebounds, assists, and steals – tend to make up for his lack of offense. In an uptempo matchup vs Miami, we should see another stat-filled effort from Jackson to be a top play on this slate. Just know his DFS ceiling is capped because of his subpar scoring.
Jordan Hawkins, UConn ($6,900 DK / $6,400 FD)
Hawkins is a big reason why UConn has reached the Final Four and is the favorite to win the title. The potential NBA lottery pick scored 24 and 20 points in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games, respectively, with 30+ DK in both outings. Though his DFS and real-life production can fluctuate game-to-game on a deep UConn squad, Hawkins’ scoring prowess and three-point shooting will likely be leaned on in this uptempo matchup vs Miami – who should force the Huskies to match it offensively. We should see another 15-20 points and 30 DK or so from Hawkins again to be a core play.
Final Four CBB DFS Value Picks
Matt Bradley, San Diego State ($5,600 DK / 5,100 FD)
If you just judged Bradley off of his stat lines in the past two games, you’d never know that he’s San Diego State’s leading scorer and best player this season. Admittedly, he’s been shooting terribly lately with just eight total points in the past two contests combined while going 6-for-27 from the field over the past three games. It’s been ugly, but Bradley is still the Aztecs’ leading scorer who can just as easily bounce back for 15-20 points scored and 30+ DK at his best. Maybe he re-finds the groove on the Final Four stage? It’s worth a gamble at his very affordable prices now because of the slump.
Nick Boyd, Florida Atlantic ($5,500 DK / $4,700 FD)
Trusting any values against San Diego State’s stalwart defense is always risky, but Boyd offers a stronger floor than most in his price range. The second-year guard tends to do just enough as a rebounder, passer, and scorer to return value. Boyd is averaging 18.3 DK over the past seven games spanning FAU’s run through the conference tournament and NCAA bracket. He also offers some three-point upside as he’s shooting 39% from deep this season.
Jaedon LeDee, San Diego State ($5,300 DK / $4,800 FD)
LeDee’s post offense and physical presence in the paint are a big reason why the Aztecs are in the Final Four. Coming off the bench, the former TCU and Ohio State transfer is a handful down low and gives San Diego State a different look than starter Nathan Mensah. Even in 20-25 minutes per game, LeDee can be very effective as a scorer and rebounder to return DFS value. It’s tough to trust his production in cash, but the GPP upside for 25-30 DK is there when LeDee finds his groove inside. That’s very possible if he takes advantage of some smaller one-on-one matchups vs FAU.
Donovan Clingan, UConn ($5,100 DK / $4,300 FD)
Though Adama Sanogo gets more national recognition, and rightfully so, Clingan should not be ignored as arguably the best backup center in college basketball. The 7-foot-2 freshman only sees 15 minutes or fewer per game, but he’s very efficient in limited playing time – averaging 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 18.9 DK in just 13.1 minutes per outing. Clingan should have his way in the paint against an undersized Miami team, especially if Norchad Omier gets into any foul trouble vs UConn’s Sanogo/Clingan frontcourt duo. He has the upside to smash the cheap price tags as he’s put up 28, 19, and 15 DK in three of four NCAA Tournament games so far.
Final Four CBB DFS Dart Throws
Brandon Weatherspoon, Florida Atlantic ($4,100 DK / $4,100 FD)
FAU has a few value options to consider if you want to take a flier against San Diego State’s stout defense in a low-total matchup. As a backup guard, Weatherspoon has been doing just enough to return cash value in the NCAA Tournament. He has at least 12 DK in each of the past four games, including a stat-filled 19 DK effort vs Tennesee. Despite playing around 15 minutes per game, Weatherspoon is an important part of FAU’s backcourt rotation and he can do just enough to return value.
Joey Calcaterra, UConn ($3,700 DK / $3,700 FD)
To win GPPs for a small slate like this, you have to be different somewhere. Calcaterra is one way to do so. UConn’s backup shooting guard rarely cracks 15-20 minutes off the bench, but he has the upside to return value when he’s hitting threes. Calcaterra’s 43.9% three-point rate this season actually leads the team and he’s making 47% from deep over the past 10 games. Calcaterra could be a crucial source of offense and shooting for the Huskies if they if Miami builds a lead at some point and forces UConn to match the scoring pace.
CBB DFS Core Plays
- Adama Sanogo – UConn
- Jordan Miller – Miami FL
- Nick Boyd – FAU
- Johnell Davis – FAU
- Jordan Hawkins – UConn
- Matt Bradley – San Diego State
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