Welcome to conference tournament season in college basketball! The power conference brackets are well underway and we have a full CBB DFS slate on Wednesday night. The DraftKings slate features 12 games with the slate tipping at 6:30 pm ET while FanDuel has 7 games and starts up at 7 pm ET. 


There aren't many top-tier teams in action tonight, but we still have plenty of CBB DFS picks and plays to dive into for these early-round matchups. Some of the top teams playing tonight include Kansas, Texas, Providence, Clemson, and Villanova. 

Let's now take a look at the top college basketball DFS picks and plays for Wednesday night's slate of games. All college basketball odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook and the KenPom team totals are up to date as of this publishing but keep an eye on any line movement. Good luck with your CBB DFS lineups!

College Basketball Schedule Today, 3/13: Main DFS Slate

  • 6:30 pm ET – Georgetown vs Providence (-9) – 141 O/U (DK Only)
  • 6:30 pm ET – Rutgers vs Maryland (-4) – 125.5 O/U (DK Only)
  • 7 pm ET – Vanderbilt vs Arkansas (-6) – 148.5 O/U
  • 7 pm ET – Kansas State vs Texas (-5) – 143.5 O/U
  • 7 pm ET – NC State vs Syracuse (-1.5) – 152 O/U 
  • 9 pm ET – DePaul vs Villanova (-24) – 136.5 O/U (DK Only)
  • 9 pm ET – Stanford (-2) vs California – 150.5 O/U
  • 9 pm ET – Michigan vs Penn State (-7) – 150.5 O/U
  • 9:30 pm ET – Missouri vs Georgia (-2.5) – 147 O/U
  • 9:30 pm ET – Boston College vs Clemson (-7) – 145.5 O/U (DK Only)
  • 9:30 pm ET – Cincinnati (-3) vs Kansas – 139 O/U
  • 11:30 pm ET – Arizona State vs Utah (-6) – 143 O/U (DK Only)

Top KenPom Team Totals

  1. Penn State – 80
  2. Villanova – 78
  3. Providence – 78
  4. NC State – 78
  5. Syracuse – 77
  6. Clemson – 77
  7. Stanford – 77
  8. Arkansas – 77
  9. Utah – 76
  10. Michigan – 76
  11. Georgia – 76
  12. California – 75
  13. Texas – 73

CBB DFS Picks for Today: Wednesday, 3/13

Best CBB DFS Plays Today: Guards

Khalif BattleARKVAND930022.03720020.43
The Arkansas offense has been revolving very heavily around Khalif Battle as the go-to scorer for the past month or so now. Assuming it stays that way for the SEC tourney, Battle will continue to be a high-upside play with a strong floor. He’s averaging 32 PPG over the past five games with heavy usage and shot volume. Battle scored 36 points vs Vandy recently and he can have similar success against a weaker defense. He's a much more affordable play on FD than DK.
Ace Baldwin Jr.PSUMICH870031.9790029.36
Ace Baldwin is one of the top overall plays on this slate. Penn State’s stud PG is locked into consistently high usage and shot volume, allowing him to average 16.4 points, 8.0 assists, and 37 DK over the past 10 games. Now he faces a bad Michigan team with the worst defense in the Big Ten. It’s a great spot for Baldwin to keep it going as he anchors cash lineups. He had 25 points and 40 DK vs Michigan earlier this season.
Jahmir YoungUMDRU850036.01  
Despite the Rutgers vs Maryland game being low-scoring, Jahmir Young can still be a strong cash guard like he’s been all season. In his high-usage PG role, Young is averaging 21.6 PPG and 36 DK over the past 10 games. We can basically pencil him in for 30-40 DFS points on a regular basis and he had 32 and 35 DK in two matchups vs Rutgers this year. If Julian Reese is out like last game or limited, then Young will be needed even more tonight.
Judah MintzSYRNCST800032.84810031.32
Judah Mintz should be a strong cash play tonight as Syracuse’s high-usage scorer in a quicker-paced game. He’s averaging 22.7 PPG over the past four games coming into this matchup and is putting up 19.3 points and 32 DK per game over the past 10 contests. Mintz had 44 and 28 DK vs NC State in the regular season with Cuse winning both matchups. He’s a good bet to have another good game as we’re used to seeing.
Frankie CollinsASUUTAH710029.27  
Arizona State’s two high-usage guys have been Frankie Collins and Jose Perez during conference play. With Perez now leaving the team, Collins should be locked into a ton of shots and overall DFS production. He had 44 and 33 DK vs Utah in the regular season, which was with Perez on the floor. Take him out and Collins projects as a strong play on the DK slate at this low-7k price. He may go overlooked but can potentially outperform a number of players priced higher.

Top Value CBB DFS Plays Today: Guards

Quadir CopelandSYRNCST620022.06530020.18
When Syracuse faced NC State last month, Quadir Copeland went off for 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 41 DK. Maybe we can’t expect another slate-breaking effort tonight, but Copeland is still a solid cash value with GPP upside in this higher-scoring game. He’s now averaging 12 PPG and 23 DK over the past 10 games with more consistent production ever since Benny Williams left the team.
Michael O'ConnellNCSTSYR560014.99440014.08
A key injury situation to monitor tonight is DJ Horne, who is a game-time decision after sitting yesterday. If he’s out, then we can boost up Jayden Taylor, Casey Morsell, and Michael O’Connell in the NC State backcourt. O’Connell is the cheapest among them and he just put up 16 points with 30 DK yesterday in Horne’s absence. Morsell is also a strong value on FD after scoring 25 points last game.
Nick HonorMIZZUGA550017.44470015.55
Georgia has one of the worst 3-point defenses in the SEC and it’s a matchup that gives Nick Honor more upside. He is Mizzou’s most active deep-ball shooter, launching 7.8 threes per game over the past 10 contests. Honor is only making 32% of those in this recent stretch, but the attempts are still there. He can pop for 15+ points and 20-25 DFS points when he gets hot.
El EllisARKVAND550013.13460011.94
Predicting the Arkansas rotation and DFS production has been a fun exercise this season, and now we get at least one more crack at it. El Ellis’ playing time, shot volume, and involvement have been fluctuating all year – but he certainly has the talent to produce when given the opportunity. He’s done it recently with 21, 37, and 29 DK in three of the past four games including double-digit points scored in each. Who knows if this continues in the SEC tournament but if it does, he’s a bargain tonight.
Nicolas TimberlakeKUCINCY54008.8248008.19
With both Kevin McCullar and Hunter Dickinson out, Nick Timberlake should step back into 30+ minutes with Kansas’ short rotation and lack of depth. He’s started recent games with McCullar out and has scored double-digit points in three of his last four starts. Timberlake has been inconsistent all year but he’ll be needed out of necessity tonight to play a much bigger role in the KU offense. Elmarko Jackson is also a GPP dart throw to consider as he may start and see 25-30 minutes as well.

Best CBB DFS Plays Today: Forwards

Branden CarlsonUTAHASU830033.05  
In the regular season, Branden Carlson had 25 pts/12 rebs/53 DK and 19/8/35 against Arizona State. He can exploit this matchup again tonight – assuming he plays. Carlson is a game-time decision, so monitor his status. If he plays, he can be a GPP upside play at low rostership on the DK slate and gives us the late-night hammer. You could pivot to Deivon Smith if he ends up sitting.
Fardaws AimaqCALSTAN820035.5830032.89
Fardaws Aimaq is a consistent double-double threat, usually giving him a strong cash floor. The Cal big man is averaging 13.9 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 36 DK over the past 10 games with double-digit boards in 11 of the past 14 contests. He had 31 DK in both matchups vs Stanford in the regular season and can do it again tonight as a solid cash option.
Josh OduroPROVGU790031.98  
Against Georgetown’s weak frontcourt, Josh Oduro should have plenty of success tonight. He had 14 points/9 rebounds/31 DK and 22/6/36 vs the Hoyas in the regular season. Oduro is averaging 18.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 35 DK over the past 10 games. He offers a safe cash floor with the Providence offense basically revolving around him and Devin Carter on most possessions. Expect another good game from the Friars’ big man.
Eric DixonVUDPU770028.9  
In terms of matchups, it doesn’t get much easier than DePaul right now. Villanova should roll tonight and Eric Dixon can dominate DePaul’s weak frontcourt defense that’s also the worst rebounding team in the Big East. Dixon had 24 points and 39 DK in this matchup the last time he faced them. The blowout potential does give us pause, but Dixon can get his numbers en route to the comfortable win.
Dylan DisuUTKSU730029.4700027.29
At his best, Dylan Disu can be a bargain in this low-7k price range on both sites. His real-life and DFS production have been up and down lately, but Disu can go for 15-20 points and 30+ DK in any given game. He’s averaging 17.1 PPG and 31 DK over the past 10 contests and was excellent vs Kansas St last month with 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 40 DK. When he’s active offensively, Disu can prove to be too cheap is worth a GPP roster spot.

Top Value CBB DFS Plays Today: Forwards

Aziz BandaogoCINCYKU680021.98540020.78
Aziz Bandaogo isn’t a value on DK, but he is on the FD slate. The Cincy big man will have an advantage in the paint tonight with Hunter Dickinson out and Kansas possibly rolling out smaller lineups. Bandaogo just posted 13 rebounds and 28 DK vs West Virginia yesterday and he has that double-digit rebound upside in the right spots (he actually did it vs KU in the first meeting). Again, he’s not cheap enough on DK but is very affordable on FD for someone who now has 22+ FD points in five of the last eight games.
Trevon BrazileARKVAND490019.72490018.05
Trevon Brazile recently returned from injury and finally cracked 30 minutes in the regular season finale vs Alabama. He had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 24 DK with the extended minutes. The Arkansas rotation has been very unpredictable, but Brazile should presumably see more playing time now that he’s healthy. He can exceed value if he has another game like the last one and is sub-5k on both sites.
Puff JohnsonPSUMICH530013440011.90
Puff Johnson hasn’t been a reliable DFS play for most of the season, but he ended the year on a high note. He has 21, 26, and 23 DK in the past three games with double-digit points scored in the last two contests. Johnson’s minutes also increased in this recent stretch. It’s tough to tell if that will continue tonight but if it does, he’s a value against a soft Michigan defense for the potential 4x or 5x return.
Parker BraunKUCINCY30006.1437005.82
With Hunter Dickinson out, Parker Braun should see more minutes at the five for Kansas. It’s a risky play because the Jayhawks could opt to roll out smaller lineups with KJ Adams at center and Braun only playing minimally off the bench. Still, Kansas may need his size against a taller Cincy frontcourt. If Braun gets 20 minutes or more, he can exceed value at his dirt-cheap price tags.

College Basketball DFS Core Plays Today

DraftKings Cash

  • Ace Baldwin Jr. – Penn State
  • Josh Oduro – Providence
  • Nick Timberlake – Kansas

DraftKings GPP

  • Frankie Collins – Arizona State
  • Dylan Disu – Texas
  • Trevon Brazile – Arkansas

FanDuel Cash

  • Ace Baldwin Jr. – Penn State
  • Judah Mintz – Syracuse
  • Aziz Bandaogo – Cincinnati

FanDuel GPP

  • Khalif Battle – Arkansas
  • Dylan Disu – Texas
  • Puff Johnson – Penn State

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