Purdue vs. Connecticut National Championship Game Betting

Purdue Boilermakers NCAA Basketball Betting

Purdue Boilermakers NCAA Basketball Betting

Last Year the Purdue Boilermakers were stunned with a first-round loss to Farleigh Dickenson in the NCAA Tournament. Player of the Year Zach Edey passed up the chance to go to the NBA to instead return go Purdue for one final shot at a national championship. On Monday night, Purdue, Edey, and head coach Matt Painter have the chance to win the school’s first NCAA Tournament National Championship. The Boilermakers will face the defending national champion Connecticut Huskies.

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Purdue Boilermakers Championship Game Lines

Purdue Boilermakers +6.5

Connecticut Huskies -6.5

Total: 146

Money Line: Purdue +234, Connecticut -285

Purdue Boilermakers Next Matchup

On Monday, April 8, 2024, the Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten Conference will face the Connecticut Huskies of the Big East Conference at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Tipoff Time is 9:20 p.m. ET, with television coverage on TBS.

Connecticut Huskies Team Overview

Overall, the Connecticut Huskies are 28-3 straight up, 20-11 against the spread, and 15-15-1 over/under the total. Connecticut has national metrics of 30th for scoring offense, 15th for field goal percentage, 44th for 3-point field goal percentage, 96th for free throw percentage, and 48th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, UConn is 13th for scoring defense, 10th for field goal percentage permitted, 66th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 2nd for defensive rebounding.

Late on, UConn has covered 11 of its previous 12 games. UConn has gone under the total in nine of its last ten outings. First among UConn scorers is G Tristen Newton, with 15.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. G Cam Spencer brings 14.4 points per game. Also, F Alex Karaban averages 13.5 points per contest. And then Donovan Clingan has 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per tilt.

Purdue Boilermakers Team Overview

Overall, the Purdue Boilermakers are 28-3 straight up, 17-13-1 against the spread, and 21-10 over/under the total. Purdue has national metrics of 11th for scoring offense, 16th for field goal percentage, 2nd for 3-point field goal percentage, 166th for free throw percentage, and 9th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Purdue is 126th for scoring defense, 65th for field goal percentage permitted, 86th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 5th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Purdue has covered five of its previous eight games. Purdue has gone under the total in four of its last six outings. First among Purdue scorers is Zach Edey, with 25.0 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. At the same time, G Braden Smith brings 12.2 points and 7.5 assists per game.

Zach Edey scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and No. 1 seed Purdue pulled away for a 63-50 win over North Carolina State in the opening game of the NCAA Final Four on Saturday evening in Glendale, Ariz.

Lance Jones scored 14 points for Purdue, which advanced to the NCAA championship game for the first time since 1969. Fletcher Loyer finished with 11 points for the Boilermakers, and Mason Gillis chipped in eight.

Purdue will play another No. 1 seed, UConn, on Monday night for the title. The Huskies defeated No. 4 Alabama 86-72 later Saturday night.

Purdue went on a 14-1 run late in the second half to seize control. Braden Smith made a 3-pointer from the right wing, his only points of the game, to put the Boilermakers on top 61-43 with 3:24 to go.

The Boilermakers overcame a slow start to the second half to maintain their lead. Gillis drained a 3-pointer from the left corner to snap a 4:50 scoring drought and give the Boilermakers a 42-33 lead with 13:38 remaining.

The Boilermakers grabbed a double-digit lead in the first 10 minutes. Jones fed a pass inside to Edey, who quickly returned a pass to Jones on the perimeter for a 3-pointer to make it 21-11 with 10:09 to go before the break.

North Carolina State chipped away at the deficit with a 13-4 run to pull within 32-29 with 39 seconds remaining in the first half. Horne made a jump shot to cap the run.

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