UConn vs. Purdue: NCAA Tournament National Championship Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 8, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 7, 2024

The UConn Huskies will play the Purdue Boilermakers in the national championship game on Monday at 9:20 PM ET at State Farm Stadium. Tristen Newton and Zach Edey are the players to watch for the Huskies and Boilermakers, respectively. Monday’s matchup between the Huskies and the Boilermakers features the Huskies as healthy 7-point favorites. The over/under is 143.5 points for the game.

UConn vs. Purdue Betting Lines

UConn vs Purdue Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
UConn -7 143.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Purdue (+7)
Total Pick Over (143.5)

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UConn vs. Purdue Stat Rankings

UConn Avg. (Rank) Purdue Avg. (Rank)
81.6 (21st) Points Scored 82.9 (14th)
63.5 (10th) Points Allowed 68.8 (81st)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.7 (49th) Off. Rebounds 11.7 (22nd)
8.6 (62nd) 3pt Made 8.4 (79th)
18.9 (2nd) Assists 18.7 (3rd)
8.8 (15th) Turnovers 10.9 (146th)

UConn vs. Purdue Betting Trends

  • The Huskies have beaten the spread 27 times in 39 games.
  • UConn has an ATS record of 20-9 as 7-point favorites or greater.
  • The Huskies have seen 17 of their 39 games hit the over.
  • In 18 games this year, UConn and its opponent have combined for more than 143.5 points.
  • The point total average for Huskies games this season is 145.1, 1.6 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Purdue has covered the spread 20 times in 38 games.
  • Out of 39 UConn’s games so far this season, 17 have hit the over.
  • Boilermakers games have had over 143.5 points 26 times this season.
  • This season, Purdue’s games have resulted in an average scoring total of 151.8, which is 8.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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UConn Impact Players

  • Newton paces the Huskies with 14.9 points per contest and 6.2 assists, while also putting up 6.6 rebounds.
  • Cam Spencer is posting 14.4 points, 3.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
  • Donovan Clingan is tops on the Huskies at 7.4 rebounds per game, while also averaging 1.5 assists and 13.1 points.
  • Alex Karaban is putting up 13.5 points, 1.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.
  • Stephon Castle averages 10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

Purdue Impact Players

  • Edey paces the Boilermakers in scoring (24.9 points per game) and rebounding (12.2), and posts 2.1 assists. He also puts up 0.3 steals and 2.2 blocked shots.
  • Braden Smith is registering a team-leading 7.5 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds, hitting 44.6% of his shots from the field, and 43.0% from 3-point range resulting in 1.4 triples per contest.
  • Lance Jones is averaging 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest, making 41.1% of his shots from the floor and 35.9% from beyond the arc, with 2.1 treys per game.
  • Fletcher Loyer gives the Boilermakers 10.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Mason Gillis gets the Boilermakers 6.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He also delivers 0.2 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

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