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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Baylor and West Virginia

Adam Flagler, Matthew Postins

The BaylorWest Virginia game is in the Draft Kings Daily Fantasy Sports pool for men’s college basketball as Big 12 play continues on Wednesday.

This season, when Big 12 games are part of the pool at Draft Kings, I’ll provide my recommendations based on the lineup I’m playing that day. In this case, the recommendations are for a Classic game, which features eight players — three guards, three forwards, and two guard/forwards (utility). The lineup must contain players from at least two different games. The salary cap is $50,000.

 

The goal is to fill out a complete Big 12 lineup. With just one Big 12 game in this particular queue, I’m going to take at least two players from Baylor and West Virginia, and then fill out the rest of the lineup with four players from other games.    

Here is Wednesday’s lineup/recommendations:

Guards

Adam Flagler, Baylor ($8,200); Erik Stevenson, West Virginia ($6,700)

Flagler has been hot lately. He will undeniably be the focus of the Mountaineers’ defense on Wednesday. But even when he’s been focused on, he’s produced at least 25 fantasy points per game in his last five games. The key for him is 3-pointers. If he hits at least three, he’ll probably clear 30 fantasy points.

Stevenson is a risk, but Baylor has not been a good defensive team lately and I think he can take advantage of that. In four of his last five games, he’s scored at least 20 fantasy points. In three of the last five, he’s scored at least 30 fantasy points. As long as he avoids foul trouble, there’s a good chance he can clear 30.

 

Forwards

Tre Mitchell, West Virginia ($7,600); Jalen Bridges, Baylor ($6,600)

Have to go with Mitchell here, who has found a groove with the Mountaineers. He’s scored at least 21 fantasy points in each of his last five games and he scored 33 against Oklahoma State’s exceptional defense. Jimmy Bell’s rebounding frees Mitchell up to be a scorer.

Bridges is a bit of a risk, but I’m thinking that his return to Morgantown will motivate him to have an outsized role on Wednesday. He’s scored at least 23 fantasy points in each of his last three games, so he should be a safe bet to get to at least 20. The key for him is to hit a couple of 3-pointers.

The Rest

With four more spots and $20,900 in cap space remaining, here are the players I chose to round out my lineup:

G C.J. Kelly, UCF

F Noah Carter, Missouri

G Shakeel Moore, Mississippi State

F CJ Penha Jr., Boston College

Scoring system: Point: +1 Pt; Made 3pt Shot: +0.5 Pts; Rebound: +1.25 Pts; Assist: +1.5 Pts; Steal: +2 Pts; Block: +2 Pts; Turnover: -0.5 Pts; Double-Double (Max 1 Per Player: Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals) +1.5 Pts; Triple-Double: Max 1 Per Player (Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals): +3 Pts

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