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Purdue Boilermakers vs. UConn Huskies Betting Pick – National Championship

The final game of the 2023-24 college basketball season is set to take place on Monday night. This matchup will feature the Purdue Boilermakers taking on the UConn Huskies in what should be an absolute battle.

Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 34-4 and they have been one of the best teams in the country all season long. The Boilermakers were able to get past the NC State Wolfpack in order to earn a spot in the national championship game.

UConn is the defending national champion and this team appears to be on a mission to repeat this season. The Huskies are currently sitting at 36-3 on the year and they have won every game in the tournament by double digits. 

Uconn comes into this game as a 6.5 point betting favorite and the over/under is set at 145.5.

Edey Leading Purdue

The Purdue Boilermakers are riding n the shoulders of Zach Edey this season and the big man has delivered. Edey has a double double in every game in the NCAA Tournament and he just continues to set the tone. 

Braden Smith is one of the best point guards in the country this season, but he had just three points in the semifinal win. Purdue wants to ride Edey but this team has to make shots from deep to be successful. 

The Boilermakers are allowing less than 70 points per game this season and that defense will need to stand tall in this matchup. Purdue can score points in a hurry, but they will need to step up on defense if they are going to win this matchup. 

Huskies Loaded With Talent

The UConn Huskies are a team with a number of players that will likely be a Lottery pick during the 2024 NBA Draft. UConn is scoring over 81 points per game this season, but they have also been able to slow teams down with their defense. 

Tristen Newton is leading the team with 14.9 points per game this season, bug there are four other players scoring double-figures. UConn has the ability to score points in a hurry or they can also be nearly impossible to stop in the half court.

The Huskies struggled on defense against Alabama, but this team can get some stops when they need to set the tone on that end of the floor. 

UConn Gets Job Done

Purdue has been on a terrific redemption tour this season, and they have been beating some great teams along the way. The Boilermakers will ride Zach Edey as much as they can in this game, but at some point that just won’t work. 

UConn is a team that is absolutely loaded with weapons and this team just continues to find a way to win games in the second half. The Huskies are going to take control of this game in the second half as this offense will once again have a big performance. 

Bet the Uconn Huskies -6.5 and take the over 145.5 total points as they are going to have an explosion on offense to win a second straight title. 

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