Freedman’s Favorite UNC-Washington Player Prop Bets

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Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Duke Blue Devils fans, North Carolina Tar Heels guard Cameron Johnson (13).

  • Matthew Freedman continues his series featuring one of his favorite prop bets for each day of 2019.
  • On Sunday, he highlights his favorite NCAA Tournament player props in the North Carolina-Washington game (2:40 p.m. ET, CBS).

Each day, I publish at least one quick-n’-dirty piece highlighting a favorite prop of mine. See my master list of 2019 prop bets for more information.

Also follow me in The Action Network app, where each day I post additional official player prop picks.

In this piece I’m going to highlight my favorite NCAA Tournament player props for the North Carolina-Washington game. For more information, check out my piece on my March Madness prop-betting strategy.

You also should look at our live betting odds page for up-to-the-minute lines.

2019 Year-to-Date Record

346-284-12, +44.14 Units

  • NFL: 21-13-0, +11.72 Units
  • NBA: 198-154-4, +26.06 Units
  • NHL: 66-80-7, -7.57 Units
  • Golf: 4-7-1, -2.35 Units
  • NASCAR: 5-8-0. -1.70 Units
  • NCAAB: 29-19-0. +6.35 Units
  • NCAAF: 0-1-0. -1.00 Units
  • Exotic: 23-2-0. +12.64 Units

#1 North Carolina vs. #9 Washington

  • Spread: UNC -12.0
  • Over/Under: 150.5
  • Time: 2:40 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS

Cameron Johnson: Under 19.0 points (+100) – The fifth-year guard leads the Tar Heels with  17.1 points per game, but he shares the scoring load with teammates Coby White and Luke Maye, either of whom is capable of relegating Johnson to a secondary option in any given game.

While the Tar Heels are implied for a high 81.25 points, that is still short of their per-game mark this season of 86.1 points, and Johnson has scored fewer than 19 points in 21 of his 34 games (61.8%).

Johnson played just 32 minutes in UNC’s 15-point victory over Iona in Round 1, and given that the Tar Heels are once again double-digit favorites, I think it’s possible that Johnson won’t see much more playing time than that.

If Johnson stays under 35 minutes, I like his chances to score fewer than 19.0 points at plus money.

Noah Dickerson: Over 10.0 points (-115) – I really like the over. Dickerson is second on the Huskies with 12.4 points per game. In Washington’s eight losses this year, Dickerson has averaged 13.2 points.

In Round 1, he played 35 minutes in a 17-point victory, so he seems likely to get playing time even if the game gets out of hand, and in the postseason he’s seen 30.3 minutes per game.

In his 22 games with 25-plus minutes, Dickerson has averaged 14.1 points per game.


Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs. He has a dog and sometimes a British accent. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he’s known only as The Labyrinthian.

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