This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.
Another night without NBA means college hoops will again reign supreme. DraftKings has a new $20 Heat Check tournament that's giving out $25,000 in total prizes, while FanDuel GPPs continue to approach season-high marks for a weekday. Let's dive in.
Zion Williamson, Duke ($9,900 FD, $11,200 DK) / RJ Barrett, Duke ($9,100 FD, $10,200 DK): The over/under here is the highest on the slate by a full 15 points, and it's easy to see why, with UNC playing at the nation's fifth-fastest adjusted tempo, per KenPom. While they sport a top-20 defense as well, that shouldn't make much of a difference against one of the nation's best offenses on the road. Both Zion and Barrett are in play here, and it's not a bad idea to get exposure to both if you can. UNC doesn't do a particularly great job defending the perimeter, but like most teams, they don't have the personnel to truly challenge Zion either. The best they can do is hope to contain him using the likes of 6-8 Luke Maye and 6-9 Garrison Brooks.
Shamorie Ponds, St. John's ($8,600 FD, $9,800 DK): Ponds racked up 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting in his first matchup against Providence, adding six rebounds and three assists. Those numbers are fine and the matchup is alright on paper, but using Ponds likely comes at the cost of one of the Duke studs, so I expect ownership to be low. I'd limit it to GPPs where you're looking for a