3 College Basketball Prop Bets for Tuesday 3/5/24

Aidan Cotter
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3 College Basketball Prop Bets for Tuesday 3/5/24

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

No. 3 Purdue at No. 12 Illinois

Zach Edey Over 12.5 Rebounds (-120)

To say that Zach Edey dominated the rebounding battle the last time the Purdue Boilermakers faced the Illinois Fighting Illini would be an understatement.

Edey obliterated the Illini on the glass. Despite being limited to 23 minutes due to foul trouble, Edey still finished with 15 rebounds.

That's nothing new for the Wooden Award favorite -- he's averaging 13.1 rebounds per game in Big Ten play and has secured at least 13 boards in 12 of 18 conference games.

The nation's third-leading rebounder shouldn't have much trouble going over his 12.5-rebound prop, even if Illinois is a strong rebounding team.

Just because the Illini boast the Big Ten's second-best rebound rate doesn't mean they can't let up high rebounding totals. Illinois plays at the third-fastest pace in the conference. Consequently, they attempt and give up the most shots in the Big Ten.

That should allow Edey to cruise to at least 13 rebounds, a mark he's hit in six of the last eight games.

Kansas State at No. 14 Kansas

Tylor Perry Over 15.5 Points (-110)

The Kansas State Wildcats visit the Kansas Jayhawks in the second meeting between these in-state rivals. K-State took the first matchup, 75-70, thanks in no small part to 26 points from point guard Tylor Perry. Perry took over down the stretch, scoring eight in OT to propel his Wildcats to victory.

He's set up for another big game, so we can consider him to go over his points prop, currently set at 15.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Perry has averaged 16.8 points per game in Big 12 play, so even an off night from the senior could cash this over.

Considering his recent play, I don't think we'll have much to sweat here. Over his last night games, Perry has averaged 20.6 points per game and registered a 25% usage rate. He's finished with at least 16 points seven times over that stretch.

Perry's quickly established himself as one of the Big 12's most well-rounded scorers. During this hot streak, he's averaged 12.6 field goal attempts, 8.7 three-point attempts, and 6.2 free throw attempts per game. He made 4-of-10 threes and 8-of-9 free throws in the first matchup with Kansas.

The Jayhawks are an ideal matchup for Perry to light up the scoreboard once again. In Big 12 play, Kansas ranks just sixth in defensive rating. They've given up the second-most three-point attempts per game and are league-average at allowing free throws. They've really struggled to contain perimeter players of late, letting four different guards exceed 16 points in the last two games.

As a result, Tylor Perry is set up well to go over his points prop tonight. Given his high rate of three-point attempts -- and Kansas' struggles to defend the arc -- we can look into some of his three-point props, too. Tylor Perry 3+ Made Threes is -188 while 4+ Made Threes is +122.

He's nailed 6 three-pointers in consecutive games and at least 4 threes in 7 of 18 conference matchups.

No. 16 Alabama at Florida

Walter Clayton Over 17.5 Points (-122)

Tonight's matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators has an astronomical 176.5 over/under, so it's logical to target some points props.

That brings me to Florida guard Walter Clayton. Clayton torched the Crimson Tide for 27 points when these teams squared off last month, so we can consider him to go over 17.5 points tonight.

Clayton's 27-point effort against Bama last month was nothing new for the junior transfer. He's been on an absolute heater over the last seven games, averaging 20.1 points per game and registering a 26% usage rate. He's notched at least 18 points in six of the last seven games.

Alabama presents a strong opportunity for Clayton to stay hot. The Crimson Tide play at the SEC's second-fastest pace, and they've given up the second-most shot attempts per game in conference play.

Defensively, the Crimson Tide have the SEC's second-worst scoring defense. They've given up at least 75 points in seven straight games, so Clayton should have ample opportunities to get his.

Walter Clayton would hardly be the first SEC guard to torch Bama. Through 16 conference games, 12 different guards have scored at least 18 points against the Crimson Tide.

Considering this sky-high total and Clayton's recent play, we can look for him to go over 17.5 points tonight.

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