DraftKings College Basketball: Friday Preview
DraftKings College Basketball: Friday Preview

This article is part of our DraftKings College Basketball series.

t's a full college basketball slate for Friday night with a solid variety from eight games. The majority are double-digit favorites, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't back someone from St. John's or Butler in what is expected to be closer games. I looked through every lineup and hopefully found all of the hidden plays no one else is considering.

St. John's (-3.5) @ Rutgers, o/u 147.5, 7 p.m. EST

Shamarie Ponds ($9,600) is the big name on St. John's, but Mustapha Heron ($7,900) has fit seamlessly into the lineup after averaging 16.4 points and 5.3 boards with Auburn last season. Ponds may score a few more points, but Heron is safer due to rebounds and he costs much less. It's a little harder to trust anyone on Rutgers since everyone's numbers and prices are juiced after two easy wins. I'm not sure Eugene Omoruyi ($7,700) can keep up his pace of scoring, rebounding and shooting, but the slightly cheaper Geo Baker ($7,200) is probably the best way to go if you're intrigued by the Scarlet Knights at home.

Georgetown (-6.5) vs. Loyola Marymount, o/u 145.5, 7 p.m. EST

Marymount has played extremely slow in the first three games with an adjusted tempo that ranks 261st in the country and that could be reason enough to avoid this game. Freshman James Akinjo ($6,500) may be most useful as he's averaging seven assists per game and doesn't cost a supreme amount like Jessie Govan ($9,100). Jeffery McClendon ($5,400) makes the most

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Adam Zdroik
Adam writes on sports ranging from NFL and MLB to soccer and college basketball. Outside of writing, he has worked with a professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, and in the stats department at ESPN. He is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate. 2018 and 2017 Finalist for FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year.
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