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March Madness Day 2 is here, and we've already had some exciting games. Gray Gutfreund is here to share three props to target for the rest of Friday's slate of games.

March Madness Props Picks: 3 Player Props to Target on Friday (3/17)

The best basketball tournament ever created is back with 16 more games on Friday. We went 3-0 on yesterday's article plays, and we're back for more on Day 2 of the first round. With the action already underway, let's not waste any more time.

Let's launch into today's picks!

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Friday, March 17 College Basketball Player Props

Oscar Tshiebwe Over 11.5 Rebounds (-130) (Bet $130 to collect $230) Best odds available at BetMGM; click here to bet

This is a tremendous spot for last season's National Player of the Year. Oscar Tshiebwe has led the nation in rebounds per game in each of the last two seasons. He posted 15.2 rebounds per game last season and 13.1 this season, so I love seeing this line at 11.5.

Tshiebwe's hit this over in four straight games (averaging 16.3 RPG) and in 21 of 30 games this season. He's the staple of John Calipari's front-court rotation and should be locked into a massive role today. He played 39 minutes in UK's SEC tournament loss to Vanderbilt. That's right in line with the 38 minutes he played in regulation during last year's March defeat at the hands of St. Peter's, where he pulled down 16 boards.

Unless he fouls out, Tshiebwe should be locked into 35-plus minutes today. That's perfect for us, as the All-American cashed this over in 17 of the 23 games where he saw 30+ minutes this season. In his career, he's grabbed at least 12 boards in 45 of 53 games seeing 30+ minutes. Foul trouble is the only thing stopping the Kentucky big man from coming through for us today.

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Malique Jacobs Over 12.5 Points (-125) (Bet $125 to collect $225) Best odds available at FanDuel; click here to bet

Malique Jacobs and Sincere Carry make up one of the most underrated backcourts in college basketball. Jacobs has seen increased opportunities as a ball-handler since Giovanni Santiago's hand injury, and he's scored more since.

In Santiago's absence, Jacobs has averaged 14.3 points in 35 minutes per game. He's enjoyed 11.2 field goal attempts and 5.4 free throw attempts per game during this stretch. He's scored at least 11 points in 11 of these 12 games.

Jacobs has cashed this over in seven of his last eight games, averaging 15.9 PPG. He's scored 11+ points in 22 of 27 games when seeing at least 28 minutes of action this season. I have Jacobs penciled in for 35-37 minutes today, and he's hit this over in 12 of 17 games when playing 35+ minutes. Sincere Carry can't do it all himself, so look for Jacobs to help lead Kent State's scoring attack.

Chance McMillian Over 10.5 Points (-122) (Bet $122 to collect $222) Best odds available at FanDuel; click here to bet

The Grand Canyon Antelopes are another squad that fell victim to injuries in their backcourt. Starting guard Jovan Blacksher suffered a season-ending knee injury back in January, and that opened the door for Chance McMillian.

McMillian has scored 13.1 PPG since entering the starting lineup for good back on January 7th. He's reached double-digits in 15 of these 20 games and has played 33 minutes per game during this stretch.

The junior guard has played at least 34 minutes in four straight games and in eight of his last ten. He scored 13.1 points per 35 minutes this season and 12.8 per 35 during his three-year career. In a pace-up spot against Gonzaga, the volume should be there for Chance McMillian.

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Gray is a massive New York sports fan, and is an NBA & NFL oracle. He’s a passionate writer with a strong background in statistics, and loves putting out player props! You can follow him on Twitter @PropBetGuru.

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