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College basketball best bets.
College basketball best bets.

For many teams, this is the last Sunday of the regular season with a handful of conference tournaments beginning this week, and we offer our top college basketball player props and best bets for Sunday based on the best college basketball odds.

Sunday's relatively small 19-game slate began with a showdown between Seton Hall and No. 1 UConn. The remainder of the schedule features plenty of other high-profile games, too, including several Big Ten games and an important Big East tilt.

Additionally, Indiana State plays against Murray State and will try to improve its NCAA tournament resume in case it doesn't win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Here are our college basketball player props and best bets for Sunday (college basketball picks based on odds via our best March Madness betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Sunday’s college basketball best bets

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Sunday’s college basketball schedule and odds

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Sunday’s college basketball player props

Terrance Williams Under 10.5 points vs. Ohio State (-110 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐

Since Jake Diebler took over for Chris Holtmann as Ohio State head coach, the Buckeyes are 3-1, with three outright wins against likely NCAA tournament teams (Purdue, Michigan State, and Nebraska). Ohio State ranks 55th in adjusted defensive efficiency in that span, per Bart Torvik, which is a vast improvement on its 87th overall ranking in that metric.

Michigan’s Terrance Williams has scored 11-plus points in three of the previous four games but comes into the game cold from 3-point range, making just one of his last six attempts. We do not expect a repeat effort of his 5-for-5 performance from beyond the arc, which he had in the previous meeting against Ohio State when he scored 18 points (he hasn't scored that much in a game since).

The Wolverines have averaged just 63.7 points per game over the last nine (and have gone 1-8 SU in that span), and have been held under one point per possession in three of the previous four games on the road.

This is a three-star play, as Williams should be bothered by the length of Buckeyes wing Evan Mahaffey, who ranks in the top 20 of the conference in block percentage and steal percentage. The best price for this wager is at FanDuel, as our other best sports betting sites charge slightly higher -115 juice.

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Julian Reese Over 8.5 rebounds vs. Indiana (-122 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Maryland center Julian Reese has secured seven or fewer rebounds in three consecutive games, but we expect him to revert to the form when he had 11-plus rebounds in the four games prior.

Indiana should oblige with plenty of missed shots, as the Hoosiers rank 11th in Big Ten play in adjusted offensive efficiency and 3-point percentage.

Reese fell just short of this projected total with eight rebounds in the previous meeting against Indiana, but he grabbed just one offensive rebound in that game, and he has multiple offensive rebounds in 13 of the last 17 games. He should come down with more offensive boards against a Hoosiers squad that allows offensive rebounds at the ninth-highest rate (30.7%) in the conference.

With our other best sports betting apps juiced to -135, the best price is found at FanDuel. However, we would not put anyone off backing the +125 odds offered at bet365 for Reese to pull down 10-plus rebounds.

Sunday’s college basketball game picks

Seton Hall-UConn first half Under 66 (-115 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Danny Hurley’s alma mater, Seton Hall, is one of two Big East teams to knock off his Huskies in league play this year, and you know UConn will be locked in from the get-go after falling 75-60 at the Prudential Center on Dec. 20.

In that game, UConn center Donovan Clingan was limited to just 14 minutes after suffering a foot injury, and his lack of presence was a big reason the Pirates willingly drove the paint and attempted 48 2-point shots compared to just eight 3-pointers.

However, Clingan is the fourth-ranked player in the country in Evan Miyakawa’s DBPR (Defensive Bayesian Performance Rating), and his ability to alter shots will go a long way in limiting Seton Hall’s offensive ceiling over the first 20 minutes.

We also trust in Seton Hall’s defensive ability in this matchup, as its versatility and willingness to switch all screens has frustrated Hurley’s complex motion sets in the past.

The Pirates have held the Huskies to 70 or fewer points in five consecutive matchups, but we are limiting our wager to just the first 20 minutes in case Hurley makes adjustments and UConn’s size wears Seton Hall out over the full 40.

This is a play only at 66 or higher, which means we are avoiding the O/U of 65.5 offered at FanDuel (despite the Under being -108) and heading to DraftKings.

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Nebraska -7.5 vs. Rutgers (-120 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nebraska was not dinged too much for a 78-69 road loss at Ohio State on Thursday, as most bracketologists still have the Cornhuskers as a No. 9 or No. 10 seed in their projected NCAA tournament brackets. However, the Cornhuskers can ill-afford a loss to a Rutgers team that entered Saturday ranked 91st in the NET.

Nebraska has some of the most egregious home/road splits of any team in the country, going 17-1 SU at home and winning just two of 10 road games. That success translates into covering spreads, as the Cornhuskers are 14-4 ATS at home and just 3-7 ATS on the road, and they easily covered in their last home game against a Minnesota team that is 24-4 ATS on the season.

The Cornhuskers are in somewhat of a shooting slump, making 41% of their threes over the first 12 conference games and 33% over their last six. However, they should still have plenty of offense to beat a Rutgers team that ranks dead-last in league play in adjusted offensive efficiency, effective field-goal percentage, and 2-point shooting percentage.

FanDuel is the only one of our best sportsbooks offering a line of 7.5, while all competitors have the Cornhuskers as eight-point favorites. However, we are only playing Nebraska to -7.5 or lower.

College basketball best bets made Sunday at 6:50 a.m. ET

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