Freedman’s Favorite NCAA Tournament Player Prop Bets for Michigan-Texas Tech, Virginia-Oregon

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David Banks-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Michigan F Ignas Brazdeikis

  • Matthew Freedman continues his series featuring one of his favorite prop bets for each day of 2019.
  • He runs through Thursday's NCAA Tournament slate to highlight props he likes in Michigan-Texas Tech and more.

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.

In this piece I’m highlighting my favorite NCAA Tournament player props for Thursday’s Sweet 16 games. Note that I will be updating this piece throughout the day.

For March Madness, I am 42-27-1 (+9.61) on player props. If you want more information, check out the piece on my March Madness prop-betting strategy.

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

For daily player props outside of college basketball, follow me in The Action Network app.

2019 Year-to-Date Record

375-297-13, +55.92 Units

  • NFL: 21-13-0, +11.72 Units
  • NBA: 214-158-4, +35.57 Units
  • NHL: 66-80-7, -7.57 Units
  • Golf: 4-7-1, -2.35 Units
  • NASCAR: 5-8-0, -1.70 Units
  • NCAAB: 42-28-1, +8.61 Units
  • NCAAF: 0-1-0, -1.00 Units
  • Exotic: 23-2-0, +12.64 Units

#2 Michigan vs. #3 Texas Tech

  • Spread: Michigan -1.5
  • Over/Under: 124.5
  • Location: Anaheim, Calif.
  • Time: 9:39 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS

Michigan F Ignas Brazdeikis: Over 14.0 Points (+105)

Brazdeikis leads the Wolverines with 14.8 points per game, and in what is likely to be a close game, I expect him to play a lot of minutes: In his one postseason game that wasn’t a blowout (a five-point loss to Michigan State in the conference tournament), Brazdeikis played 38 minutes.

Michigan is implied for just 63 points, compared to the 70.31 it’s averaged this season, but I still expect Brazdeikis to get his opportunities to score with the extra playing time.

In his 21 games with 30-plus minutes, he’s averaged 17.2 points.

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