March Madness National Championship Predictions & Picks Today – April 8

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 7, 2024

The Monday NCAA Tournament schedule has plenty of exciting matchups in store. Among those games is the Purdue Boilermakers squaring off against the UConn Huskies. Here’s a look at the best bets for all of day’s NCAA action.

Scroll down to find the best spread, total, and moneyline bets in college basketball based on our computer projections and make your bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Spread Pick: Purdue (+7) vs. UConn

The model favors UConn by 1.1 points, a much smaller margin than the 7-point spread set by DraftKings. Take Purdue to cover.

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Purdue UConn
ATS Record 20-16-2 27-12-0
Favorite ATS Record 18-16-2 27-11-0
Underdog ATS Record 2-0-0 0-1-0
Home ATS Record 7-8-1 9-8-0
Away ATS Record 5-5-0 7-4-0
Conference ATS Record 9-13-0 15-8-0

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Total Pick: Purdue vs. UConn Over (145.5)

The model predicts a total 2.9 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

UConn Purdue
O-U-P 17-22-0 22-15-1
Home O-U-P 10-7-0 12-4-0
Away O-U-P 5-6-0 4-5-1
Conference O-U-P 11-12-0 13-8-1

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Moneyline Pick: UConn (-298) vs. Purdue (+240)

Score Prediction: UConn 75, Purdue 74

UConn Purdue
ML Fave. Record 29-2 28-4
ML Und. Record 0-1 2-0
Home ML Fave. Record 10-0 12-0
Home ML Und. Record 0-0 0-0
Away ML Fave. Record 8-2 6-3
Away ML Und. Record 0-1 1-0
Conf. ML Fave. Record 20-2 17-4
Conf. ML Und. Record 0-0 1-0

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Today’s National Championship Schedule

Matchup Game Time TV Favorite Total
No. 3 Purdue (34-4) vs No. 1 UConn (36-3) 9:20 PM ET TBS UConn (-7) 145.5

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