The UConn Huskies and Purdue Boilermakers will face off in the Championship game of the 2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament. In the Final Four, Purdue’s defense stifled DJ Burns and NC State on their way to a 63-50 victory. UConn on the other hand used a big second half to pull away from Alabama 86-72. Both teams have looked unstoppable and Donovan Clingan and Zach Edey will be a great matchup, which could make a UConn vs Purdue prediction difficult.

Below, we will preview this NCAA Tournament Championship college basketball game, providing data, trends and analysis. Which school will win and get the opportunity to play for the championship trophy?

UConn vs Purdue Prediction and Final Four March Madness Picks

2024 NCAA Tournament – Final Four
No. 1 UConn Huskies (36-3) vs. No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers (33-4)
Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
Time: 9:20 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Stadium — Glendale, AZ
Coverage: TBS

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UConn vs Purdue March Madness Odds

All college basketball betting odds for UConn vs Purdue can be found at BetUS Sportsbook.

Moneyline: CONN: (-277) | PUR: (+227)
Point Spread: CONN: -6.5 (-115) | PUR: +6.5 (-105)
Total: 145.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-110)

KenPom Rankings | Bracketology

KenPom Rankings are from

UConn1127.2 (1)91.6 (4)64.7 (328)
Purdue2125.7 (3)94.4 (12)67.1 (211)
  • Purdue is 17-1 in non-conference college basketball games.
  • UConn is 18-1 in non-conference college basketball games.
  • The OVER is 22-11 in Purdue basketball games this season. 
  • The OVER is 17-17 in UConn basketball games this season.
  • Purdue is 0-1 in NCAA championship games in program history. 
  • UConn is 5-0 in NCAA championship games in program history.

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UConn vs Purdue Prediction | March Madness Championship Picks

Both teams have absolutely terrorized their opponents throughout the tournament thanks to their ability to play inside out with their big men. For Purdue, Zach Edey is the two-time national player of the year for a reason. He’s been impossible to shut down in man-to-man defense and when you do bring a double team, he’s talented enough to find the teammate that’s open.

For UConn, although Donovan Clingan doesn’t get the fanfare that Edey gets, he is arguably just as important to his team’s success. Clingan’s presence in the paint makes them a nightmare to try to score against. Offensively, his ability to set screens for his teammates and be utilized in the pick and roll, leads to plenty of open shots across the board. In addition, he’s terrorizes the glass and limits opponents’ second chances.

Although plenty of analysts are saying the important matchup is between the supporting casts for the two teams, I think the game will be decided by the status of Clingan’s hand injury. In practice before the Final Four game against Alabama, Clingan injured his hand and he was clearly grimacing at times against Alabama. If he isn’t 100%, UConn may struggle to stop Zach Edey. With that being said, he should be able to stick it out and will be the first opponent Zach Edey has faced that’s anywhere near his size. For our Final Four UConn vs Purdue prediction, we are picking the UConn Huskies to win and capture the 2024 NCAA Tournament title.

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