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Purdue vs. Tennessee Betting Preview – March 31

Spread, Betting Line and Odds for March 31

March 31, 2024

The No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers (32-4) will match up with the No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers (27-8) in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Sunday at Little Caesars Arena, airing on CBS starting at 2:20 PM ET.

Sunday’s matchup between the Boilermakers and the Volunteers features the Boilermakers as modest 3.5-point favorites. The game has an over/under of 147.5.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena
  • Spread: Purdue -3.5
  • Total: 147.5
  • Moneyline: Purdue -170, Tennessee +145

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Purdue Betting Info

  • Purdue is 19-15-0 against the spread this season.
  • Purdue has an ATS record of 16-15 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
  • The Boilermakers have been victorious in 18, or 85.7%, of the 21 contests they have been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • This year, the Boilermakers have won 17 of 20 games when listed as at least -170 or better on the moneyline.
  • Purdue’s games have gone over the total 19 times out of 32 chances this season.

Tennessee Betting Info

  • Tennessee has covered the spread 19 times this year (19-11-0).
  • The Volunteers have been listed as the moneyline underdog only two other times so far this season, and they split the games.
  • The Volunteers have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of +145 or longer.
  • This year, 16 of Tennessee’s games have gone over the point total.

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Purdue vs. Tennessee Comparison

Purdue Rank Purdue Stat Tennessee Stat Tennessee Rank
10th 83.8 Points Scored 79.1 49th
97th 69.4 Points Allowed 67.3 52nd
1st 19.0 Assists 16.6 20th
133rd 10.8 Turnovers 10.0 67th
9th 49.2% Field Goal % 44.2% 209th
54th 41.8% Field Goal % Allowed 38.8% 3rd

Purdue Key Players

  • The Boilermakers leader in points and rebounds is Zach Edey, who scores 24.6 points and pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game.
  • Braden Smith leads Purdue in assists, averaging 7.5 per game while also scoring 12.3 points per contest.
  • Lance Jones leads the Boilermakers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Smith and Edey lead Purdue on the defensive end, with Smith leading the team in steals averaging 1.6 per game and Edey in blocks averaging 2.2 per contest.

Tennessee Key Players

  • Dalton Knecht is the top scorer for the Volunteers with 21.2 points per game. He also tacks on 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Jonas Aidoo puts up a stat line of 7.5 rebounds, 11.7 points and 0.9 assists per game for Tennessee to take the top rebound spot on the team. Zakai Zeigler has the top spot for assists with 6.0 per game, adding 11.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest.
  • Knecht hits 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Volunteers.
  • Tennessee’s leader in steals is Zeigler (1.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Aidoo (1.9 per game).

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