3 College Basketball Prop Bets for Thursday 3/7/24

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3 College Basketball Prop Bets for Thursday 3/7/24

College basketball season is in full swing, and via the college basketball odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, we can get into the action by checking out prop bets for key games.

For bettors, numberFire's Matchup Heat Map helps identify favorable game environments, while KenPom and Sports-Reference offer a wide range of team-level statistics. We can also turn to Bart Torvik and RealGM for advanced player stats and splits.

Let's check out FanDuel Sportsbook's college basketball odds and dive into our wealth of statistical data to find today's best prop bets.

Please note lines are subject to change throughout the day after this article is published.

College Basketball Prop Bets

Colorado Buffaloes at Oregon Ducks

KJ Simpson To Make 3+ Threes (+140)

Colorado is in the bottom 9% of three-point shots per game, but the Buffaloes make defenses pay when they let it fly. Colorado touts a 39.8% three-point percentage (98th percentile).

KJ Simpson leads the attack with his team-best 46.2% three-point percentage. The junior guard has been cooking over the last four games, converting 18 of his last 31 three-point shots (58.1%).

Oregon surrenders 7.0 three-point makes per game (bottom 60%) while opponents make 34.6% of their threes (bottom 30%). The defensive backcourt only aids Simpson's chances of going off. Jermaine Couisnard (1.5), Jadrian Tracy (0.7), and Jackson Shelstad (-0.4) all have underwhelming defensive box score plus minus (DBPM), per Bart Torvik.

Tonight's matchup could be setting up for a big one for Simpson. He's logged 26.8 PPG over his past four contests, and against a weak defensive backcourt, Simpson could continue to absolutely light it up from three.

N'Faly Dante Over 14.5 Points (-110)

Colorado's offense is not the only unit with advantages in tonight's Pac-12 battle. Oregon's N'Faly Dante (14.9 PPG) could feast around the rim against the Buffs, who are in the bottom 23% in two-point makes and attempts allowed per game.

Dante lives in the painted area with 70.4% of his field goals taken around the rim. The 6-foot-11 center's usage rate is also there as his 9.5 field goals attempted per game is the third-highest mark on the team.

I'm taking the over for Dante's scoring total; he's reached 15 points in six of his past eight outings. Colorado has shown time and time again that they struggle to guard the rim, playing right into Dante's hands. The Buffaloes' starting center Eddie Lampkin Jr. has a DBPM of 0.5. Look for Dante to feast in the paint.

Utah Utes at Oregon State Beavers

Gabe Madsen To Make 3+ Threes (-104)

I'm targeting another knockdown shooter for my final prop of the day. Utah ranks in the 82nd percentile of three-point shots per game. Gabe Madsen gets the most three-point looks with his 206 shots on the season.

Madsen also leads the team with 66.2% of his shots taking place from beyond the arc. Oregon State's defense shouldn't cause more worries, for the Beavers sit in the bottom 42% in three-point attempts allowed per contest.

I don't expect Madsen to slow down on Thursday. He's drained an average of 3.3 three-pointers over the last three games. The -104 odds to make three three-pointers are too good to pass on when considering Madsen's shooting volume and recent production.

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