The college basketball DFS slate on Tuesday night is a loaded one with some marquee non-conference matchups and a couple of Big Ten battles as well. The CBB DFS slate tips off at 6:30 pm ET with 8 games on DraftKings and 6 games on FanDuel. Some of the top games for our CBB DFS picks tonight include North Carolina vs UConn, FAU vs Illinois, Villanova vs Kansas State, Indiana vs Michigan, and Wisconsin vs Michigan State. Let's now jump into the top college basketball daily fantasy plays and CBB DFS lineup picks for Tuesday night's games. All college basketball odds below are via DraftKings Sportsbook when publishing. Good luck with your college basketball DFS lineups tonight!
College Basketball DFS Slate December 5
- 6:30 pm ET – Florida Atlantic (-2) vs Illinois – 146.5 O/U
- 7 pm ET – Villanova (-2) at Kansas State – 142.5 O/U
- 7 pm ET – Providence at Oklahoma (-5) – 142.5 O/U
- 7 pm ET – Wisconsin at Michigan State (-5.5) – 132.5 O/U
- 7:30 pm ET – Georgia Tech at Georgia (-5) – 146.5 O/U (DK Only)
- 9 pm ET – North Carolina vs UConn (-6) – 150.5 O/U
- 9 pm ET – Seton Hall at Baylor (-11.5) – 147.5 O/U (DK Only)
- 9 pm ET – Indiana at Michigan (-7) – 145 O/U
Top KenPom Team Totals
- Baylor – 84
- UConn – 80
- Michigan – 77
- North Carolina – 76
- Georgia – 76
- Oklahoma – 75
- Florida Atlantic – 75
- Illinois – 74
- Kansas State – 72
- Seton Hall – 72
- Villanova – 71
- Indiana – 71
College Basketball CBB DFS Picks
CBB DFS Top Guards
|Tristen Newton is the most expensive player on the whole slate tonight for good reason. The UConn point guard has been an absolute DFS stud this year in a high-usage offensive role while filling up the stat sheet nightly. Newton has 45+ DK in four of the past five games, including last time out vs Kansas when he scored 31 points. This is a nice pace-boost matchup for UConn and Newton boasts one of the best floor/ceiling combos in the sport right now. If you have the salary, he’s always in play. The return of Stephon Castle shouldn't impact his role much either.
|RJ Davis is performing at a high level right now and he’s in play as a top cash guard tonight. The UNC combo guard has scored 23+ points with 33+ DK in four straight games against power conference teams. The Heels’ offense leans on his high-usage role in the backcourt and that’ll be especially important in this tight neutral-court matchup. UConn is tough defensively, but Davis’ solidified role should help him return value while possibly going overlooked.
|The Michigan offense is revolving heavily around Dug McDaniel as the scoring point guard. He’s averaging 20.3 PPG and 5.3 APG this season while leading the team in usage and shot rate. McDaniel was phenomenal last game vs Oregon with 33 points and 44 DK and he’s shown the upside for 35-45 DK in multiple matchups this year vs power conference competition. At home vs Indiana here, expect McDaniel to put up numbers once again as a strong cash or GPP play.
|Terrence Shannon Jr.
|Despite facing a tough FAU defense tonight, Terrence Shannon has one of the strongest cash floors among expensive guards on this slate. He’s averaging 20 PPG in a high-usage role as Illinois’ offensive alpha playmaker. In turn, Shannon has at least 29 DK in every game so far while consistently stuffing the stat sheet and scoring at a high clip. He just had 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 45 DK last game vs Rutgers and is shooting efficiently right now.
|On the DK slate, RayJ Dennis is a strong cash or GPP guard tonight at 8k flat. While leading Baylor in usage rate this season, the point guard brings a safe floor of production averaging 13.9 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.9 rebounds. He has 27, 36, and 45 DK in the past three games and comes in playing well. This matchup vs Seton Hall should be an easier win for Baylor and Dennis can have 30-35 DK in the victory.
|First off, both Johnell Davis and Alijah Martin are better plays on FD with the pricing differential. They are more GPP-range on DK, but the cheaper FD salaries make them both solid cash plays over there. As for Martin, he’s been hot lately with 25, 17, and 20 points scored in three recent games and 35+ DK in each. He’s taken on a bigger offensive workload with Nick Boyd out, which could continue tonight. This is a pace-boost matchup for FAU vs Illinois, so Martin can easily outperform his price tags. The same goes for Davis, who offers a stronger cash floor.
|Both Tylor Perry and Cam Carter are firmly in play tonight as Kansas State’s two-headed backcourt. Villanova’s perimeter defense has been very inconsistent this season while allowing a ton of three-pointers. That plays right into Perry and Carter’s strengths as both launch a lot from deep. Both are also high-usage players with heavy shot volumes in K-State’s offense. As for Perry, he’s averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.0 rebounds for a strong cash floor. When he’s hitting threes, that GPP upside raises to the 35-40 DFS point range.
|Justin Moore has been very off-and-on this season in both DFS and real-life, especially offensively. When he’s on, though, Moore has the GPP upside to post 30 DK or more when he’s hitting shots and stuffing the stat sheet like we know he can. Tonight’s game could call for a “Justin Moore night” with Nova needing him to match KSU’s backcourt of Perry and Carter. His sub-7k prices on both sites present a nice buy-low opportunity in GPP lineups when Moore is having his way offensively.
CBB DFS Value Guards
|Oklahoma has a few guys in play for GPP but all are priced a tad high to roster in cash. Otega Oweh and Javian McCollum can be considered as both have shown outbursts lately. Milos Uzan brings a slightly safer cash floor with his balanced stat production across multiple categories. He doesn’t need to score a ton of real points to return value, like his 30 DK effort last game despite scoring just 9 points. In OU’s two games vs power conference teams, Uzan had 23 DK in both.
|With Xavier Johnson out last game, Trey Galloway moved into a bigger role in the Indiana backcourt. He had 12 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, and 29 DK in 34 minutes while playing some point guard. Keep an eye on Johnson’s status as he deals with a foot injury. If he’s out, Galloway presents solid cash value with the uptick in offensive usage and overall DFS production.
|Keep an eye on Nick Boyd’s status for FAU tonight. With Boyd out, Jalen Gaffney has been playing a bigger role and starting with his DFS value being much higher. Gaffney has 24+ DK in three of these past five games with Boyd sidelined and 16+ DK in each. He’s doing a little bit of everything stats-wise despite not being heavily involved offensively. If Boyd is out again, expect Gaffney to be a strong cash value in the mid-5k range.
|On the DK slate, RJ Melendez is an upside GPP value to consider. This Georgia vs Georgia Tech matchup should be on the faster-paced side and Melendez has shown the smash potential in recent games. He has 31, 31, and 27 DK in three of the past four games and is currently operating in a high-usage role off the bench. Georgia is using him as a spark plug reserve and it’s resulted in some big outputs. The inconsistent production makes him unplayable in cash, but the GPP upside is there.
|Jayden Pierre returned from a three-game absence on Saturday and went right back into Providence’s starting lineup. He had 12 points and 22 DK across 26 minutes in the comfortable win over Rhode Island, but it was good to see the production return after the injury. Pierre had 17, 25, and 21 DK in the first three games as a starter logging 30 minutes or so in Providence’s tight rotation. His two-way play in the backcourt will be needed more tonight in a tight road matchup at Oklahoma. He’s a decent cash value sub-5k on both sites.
|Villanova is getting inconsistent play from much of its roster right now and Jordan Longino is a prime candidate to see more minutes moving forward. He’s been one of Nova’s more consistent backcourt/wing players despite not starting. Longino has 23, 17, and 25 DK in the past three games while playing close to starter-level minutes off the bench lately. With Nova losing its past two games, don’t be surprised to see Longino get a bigger role to return value tonight. He’s especially cheap on FD.
|Seton Hall has a tough road matchup tonight at Baylor. Still, Isaiah Coleman presents some value as the team’s sixth man. Seton Hall is running a very tight rotation and Coleman is playing 20-25 minutes off the bench as the top reserve. He’s put up 23 DK in back-to-back games coming into tonight and his two-way versatility will surely be needed in this game vs Baylor’s talented backcourt. You could do a lot worse in GPPs than Coleman in the mid-4k range.
|If you’re playing on DK, this might be the cash value lock tonight. Naithan George has quickly emerged as one of Georgia Tech’s top playmakers after getting a late start to the season. The true freshman was a late summer commit who reclassified into the 2023 class. He’s now starting in GT’s backcourt and has helped orchestrate two straight upsets over Mississippi St and Duke. George has logged 32 and 28 minutes in these past two games with 18 and 15 DK points. A 20+ DK burst should be coming with his increased role.
CBB DFS Top Forwards
|When Armando Bacot dominates in the paint on both ends, few other big men can match his DFS production on tonight’s slate. The UNC center has 43 and 37 DK in the past two games against Tennessee and Florida St, respectively, with a double-double in both. He always has the GPP potential to post 40+ DFS points when he’s on. The head-to-head matchup tonight is tough against Donovan Clingan, but a few opposing bigs have had big games against UConn already this year. There are safer cash plays, but Bacot’s GPP upside is king among the expensive forwards.
|Bryce Hopkins and Devin Carter are the headliners for Providence and both are in play tonight in a tight road tilt at Oklahoma. It’s a tough matchup, but both can exceed value in their high-usage roles. Hopkins is the slightly safer play for cash lineups. He’s averaging 16.8 PPG and 8.5 RPG and has 30+ DK in four straight. Hopkins has posted some big stat lines lately while taking a ton of shots and has plenty of upside with a strong floor on the wing tonight.
|Eric Dixon has been one of Villanova’s more consistent players this season and lately despite some recent losses. The big man has been efficient scoring inside and also stepping out to three-point range for added value there. Dixon exploded for that 50-burger vs UNC not too long ago but also has 34, 27, 26, and 24 DK in the past five games. He should have an advantage down low tonight against a weaker Kansas St frontcourt that allowed 23 points and 7 rebounds to Norchad Omier earlier this year. He’s at a great price point for cash lineups, especially on FD.
|It was Keyontae Johnson as Kansas State’s playmaking wing last year and now it’s Arthur Kaluma filling the role. He’s averaging 15.1 PPG and 8.4 RPG so far with a strong cash floor of DFS production. Kaluma has 31+ DK in four of the last five games while leading KSU in usage rate right now. He can do plenty as a rebounder and scorer in this matchup to be a solid cash forward at home. It’s a nice bounceback opportunity after shooting just 1-for-10 from the field on Saturday.
|Last game, Malik Reneau was a “dud” when he posted 20 DK in only 19 minutes while dealing with foul trouble. That’s definitely a risk as he’s had a few of those foul issues already this season capping his DFS upside. Still, Reneau has the GPP ceiling for 35 DK or so when he’s on. He still leads IU in usage, shot rate, and assist rate so far as their top playmaker. On the road at Michigan is tough here, but Reneau still has that upside to exceed his price tags if you’re looking to take a chance.
|Over on the DK slate, Jalen Bridges offers a GPP upside that can match or exceed the production from plenty of other higher-priced forwards tonight. He went off for 23 points and 38 DK against Florida not too long ago and also had 33 DK vs Auburn earlier this season. Some of Bridges’ best DFS outputs have come against stronger competition and another could easily come here at home vs Seton Hall. He’s a nice ceiling play at his “cheaper” price.
CBB DFS Value Forwards
|Terrance Williams II
|Terrance Williams is usually a fine cash play with locked-in playing time in Michigan’s tight rotation. His price tags tonight put him more in GPP territory, though. In particular, Williams has upside with his three-point shooting in this matchup. Indiana has struggled to defend the three and Williams is one of Michigan’s top perimeter shooters with a 38% 3-point rate. His size on the wing will be especially needed against IU’s taller lineup. Williams has 25+ DK a few times this year when he’s hitting threes and doing enough in ancillary stats.
|Tyler Burton is one of a few Villanova players who’s been very inconsistent in real life and DFS this season. He’s coming off two poor games in Nova’s past two losses, but now we get Burton at a considerable discount. He still has the GPP upside for 30+ DK at his best considering his playmaking wing talent and starting role for the Wildcats. They’ll need him to match up with Arthur Kaluma tonight, so the situation sets up better for Burton to be more aggressive offensively and on the boards to exceed value when he's performing to his ceiling.
|After starting the season slow, it looks like Mackenzie Mgbako is waking up. He’s posted 29 and 28 DK in the past two games with a notable uptick in offensive role, shot volume, and overall stat accumulation. His better play has also coincided with Xavier Johnson’s injury. Mgbako is seeing his price rise now, but he’s still a GPP bargain for the chance at 5x return – and he might not be priced below 6k for much longer if he continues the strong play.
|After missing three games, Coleman Hawkins returned to Illinois’ starting lineup vs Rutgers on Saturday and posted 19 DK in 26 minutes. The Illini big man hasn’t been lighting it up this season so far, but he does have 24, 21, and 19 DK in the past three games despite not scoring in double figures at all. The cash floor is pretty safe for Hawkins with room to improve once he starts making more shots. Even though the DFS production hasn’t totally been there yet, Hawkins has no business being priced this low on both sites and makes for a great salary-saver.
|Despite logging just 15 minutes per game right now, Giancarlo Rosado is very efficient with the limited playing time. FAU’s backup big is averaging 9.3 PPG and 5.0 RPG this season, which is impressive when he’s on the floor for less than half of the game. At his best, Rosado has the GPP ceiling for 25 DK or so when he’s maximizing his floor time. He has 25 and 29 DK in the past two games coming into tonight. If Vladislav Goldin gets into any foul trouble, Rosado’s role on both ends becomes even more important. You can't trust him for cash, but he's worth a look in GPPs.
|In an interesting development, Will McNair didn’t play at all on Saturday and Jerrell Colbert was a direct beneficiary of that. The backup big had his best game of the season with 10 points, eight rebounds, and 24 DK with an uptick in minutes and offensive usage. If McNair is out again, then Colbert will be a solid GPP value at 4k or below on both sites.
CBB DFS Core Plays
- Terrence Shannon Jr. – Illinois
- Dug McDaniel – Michigan
- Naithan George – Georgia Tech
- RayJ Dennis – Baylor
- RJ Melendez – Georgia
- Tyler Burton – Villanova
- Tristen Newton – UConn
- Arthur Kaluma – Kansas State
- Coleman Hawkins – Illinois
- Alijah Martin – FAU
- Terrance Williams – Michigan
- Jordan Longino – Villanova