Final Four College Basketball Predictions: 5 PrizePicks Selections for Saturday

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  • Will Eric Dixon get more chances with Justin Moore out with an Achilles injury?
  • How about Brady Manek in the North Carolina-Duke game?
  • Keg offers up a five-leg PrizePicks selection across both Final Four games.

The amount of states with legalized sports gambling is growing, but in most states that sports betting isn't allowed, you know what is? Games of skill.

So, if you can’t gamble on the Final Four, you may as well play a “game of skill." PrizePicks gives you that opportunity — with PrizePicks you are essentially parlaying player props (again not gambling, we are playing a game of skill).

So, let's look at some of the "lines" for the Final Four and break down what I think can set us up for a win on Saturday.

A quick refresher if you aren’t familiar with PrizePicks: you can combine up to five different O/U player props to payout up to 10x your wager.

You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money even if you don't nail every pick. Meanwhile, a Power Play is similar to a parlay — it's all or nothing.

Here's how I would approach the Final Four.

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PrizePicks Five-Leg Play

Eric Dixon Over 7.5 Points

Dixon is averaging 9.1 points on the season, and without Justin Moore, I expect his minutes and his output to only improve.

Collin Gillespie Under 4 Assists

Both teams may get into the 70s in this game, and if they do so, it will be due to foul shooting. The Kansas defense will limit Gillespie, who already averages just 3.3 assists per game.

Also, without Moore, I expect the senior point guard to focus on scoring much more than passing.

David McCormack Over 6.5 Rebounds

McCormack is the best rebounder on the floor, as he's averaging 6.8 a game on the season. This seems like a no brainer here.

He may have been in somewhat of a slump recently, but that only makes me believe he steps up here even more.

Christian Braun Over 20.5 Pts/Rebs/Asts

Braun is second on the team in minutes, and this is a number he has surpassed in all but one game in the tournament. I believe he can do it again here.

Brady Manek Over 24.5 Points/Rebs/Asts

Manek broke 20 points alone during UNC's previous two meetings against Duke this season. This is also a number he has surpassed in all but two games in the postseason.

With this being a five-leg play, hitting three will pay out 0.4x my wager, while four winners will pay out 2x. Finally, hitting all five will pay out 10x the original wager. I will be wagering one unit on this to pay out a potential 10 units.

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