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The No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers face the No. 1 UConn Huskies in the National Championship tonight. Can Purdue win their first championship or will UConn win their sixth and second consecutive championship? Matt McCuen shares his Purdue vs. UConn prediction and pick against the spread.
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Purdue vs. UConn Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds for National Championship

The Purdue Boilermakers and the UConn Huskies will meet from Glendale, Arizona, on Monday night.

The winner of this contest will be crowned as National Champions.

Purdue will attempt to win their first National Championship as a program.

The Huskies will attempt to claim their sixth National Championship and second consecutive.

It is rare to get a National Championship matchup between the two best teams in basketball.

While there have been many upsets in this tournament, the two best teams have survived.

The most impressive thing is how these teams have dominated their opponents.

Purdue vs. UConn DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: April 8, 2024
  • Start Time: 9:20 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TBS

Purdue vs. UConn Odds

  • Spread: Purdue +7 (-115), UConn -7 (-110)
  • Total Odds: O 145.5 (-108), U 145.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline Odds: Purdue (+250), UConn (-285)

Purdue vs. UConn Prediction

UConn has turned in one of the most impressive March Madness runs of all time.

The Huskies have won their five games by a combined 125 points.

That means their average margin of victory is 25 points.

UConn had their toughest task in the Final Four when they played Alabama.

The game was tight most of the way, but UConn pulled away late, winning by 14.

The Huskies are 11-0 ATS in the last two tournaments.

First-team all-American Tristen Newton leads the charge with 14.9 points per game and 6.2 assists.

Maryland native Cam Spencer has impressed in his first season with the Huskies, adding 14.4 points and 3.7 assists.

Big man Donovan Clingan has averaged 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds, which leads the team.

UConn has averaged 81.5 points per game.

Purdue has authored a magical season after one of the most disappointing losses in March Madness history a season ago.

The Boilermakers' run feels similar to the one we saw Virginia go on after they lost to a 16 seed.

Matt Painter's team rolled past NC State in the Final Four.

Purdue has won their five games by a combined 98 points.

The average margin of victory for the Boilermakers is 19.6 points.

Player of the Year Zach Edey leads the team with 24.9 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.

Westfield, Indiana native Braden Smith has averaged 12.0 points and a team-best 7.5 assists.

Senior Lance Jones has added 11.9 points and 2.0 assists.

The Boilermakers have averaged 83.4 points per game.

Purdue vs. UConn Pick

While UConn has been a force and is not fun to fade, this is too many points.

Purdue has been dominant, and the line should be closer to 3.5/4.

While UConn has size, they still have no one that can match up and shut down Edey.

We will ride the dog for a cover in the final game of the season!

Pick: Purdue +7 -115 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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