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March Madness Elite 8 Prop Bets

Lance PattonPromotions Creator & Editor
@lancepsports
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Even with just the first half of the Elite 8 set, it isn’t too soon to look ahead to a couple of great matchups.

Whether your March Madness bracket is busted or not doesn’t matter, everyone can get in on the prop action. And there are ample player, team, and game prop options to choose from.

Here are some of the Elite 8 prop bets I’m targeting for the NCAA Tournament.

March Madness Elite 8 Best Prop Odds

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All CBB odds used for my favorite props below are current as of 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 24, and are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

March Madness Elite 8 Game Props

Kansas State vs FAU: Either Team Wins By 5 or Less (+155) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

This is an interesting win margin bet curated for those simply who love a down-to-the-wire game. This matchup will likely follow that script.

KenPom projects this as a one-point game, with the two evenly matched in just about every metric.

Kansas State is just two spots ahead in KenPom-adjusted defense, while the Owls hold a nine-spot advantage in adjusted offensive efficiency.

It is more of the same physically. Both teams rank near the bottom of the country in average and effective height.

It’s going to be a 40-minute battle and I don’t see either team pulling away, so at (+155), this is my Elite 8 CBB best bet.

March Madness Elite 8 Team Props

Gonzaga vs UConn: Gonzaga 1H Team Total Under 35.5 (-115) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

UConn is absolutely rolling right now, and they have the length and athleticism to keep Drew Timme and Gonzaga under wraps – at least for the first half.

Gonzaga has started slow in each of their three tournament games and has gone under this number in their last two tournament games.

However, the Zags did manage to score 40 in their NCAA Tournament opener against Grand Canyon — who is 197th in KenPom defensive efficiency.

UConn’s defensive metrics are elite and a far cry from Grand Canyon.

The Huskies are 13th in KenPom defensive efficiency, 10th in effective field-goal percentage, and head coach Dan Hurley will have plenty of unique looks ready to throw at Timme.

March Madness Elite 8 Player Props

Kanas State vs FAU: Keyontae Johnson Over 16.5 Pts (-140)

WAGER: 1 Unit

FAU is undersized, and the length and athleticism of wing Keyontae Johnson is going to give the Owls fits on the offensive end.

Johnson scored 18 points per game on an efficient 52% from the field and 40% from three this season; and had 22 points in the win over Michigan State.

With his point guard Markquis Nowell distributing as he has – breaking an NCAA record with 19 assists in the Sweet 16 win – Johnson will continue to reap the rewards. March Madness betting fans will, too.

Gonzaga vs UConn: Adama Sanogo Over 16.5 Pts (-125)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Sanogo has been, arguably, not only the best big man in the NCAA Tournament but the best player.

The 7-foot monster has dominated opponents averaging 23.3 points and 9.5 boards in the tournament. And Gonzaga doesn’t have the interior defensive presence they’ve had in recent years to match up with a true center.

Timme is a fantastic offensive player, but it’s not a secret that he has had issues on the defensive end. And the bigger, stronger Sanogo is going to have his way inside against the Gonzaga defense.

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Lance Patton

Lance Patton is the Promotions Creator & Editor for The Game Day and also creates content for the NFL, college football, and college basketball. Before joining The Game Day, Lance did freelance work for a variety of sports betting websites as well as covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for FanSided.

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