2024 Men’s March Madness Final Four: Betting Odds and More

The UConn Huskies, the top-seeded team, are once again in the Final Four, aiming to defend their national championship title. Their next opponent is the No. 4 seed Alabama Crimson Tide. The winner of this matchup will advance to the final game against the victor of the game between the 11-seed NC State Wolfpack and the 1-seed Purdue Boilermakers.

The pregame lines, spreads, and totals for each of these opening-round matchups are listed below according to the odds provided by ESPN BET at the time of publication.

In the showdown between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the UConn Huskies, the spread is 11.5 points favoring UConn. The money line shows odds of +500 for Alabama and -800 for UConn, with a total of 161.5 points. UConn has a record of 31-3, including an 18-2 performance in Big East play, while Alabama stands at 21-11 overall and 13-5 in the SEC. The BPI Projection predicts UConn winning by 6.2 points with a 71.6% chance of victory.

In the game featuring the NC State Wolfpack against the Purdue Boilermakers, Purdue is favored by 9.5 points. The money line shows odds of +360 for NC State and -500 for Purdue, with a total of 146.5 points. NC State has a record of 22-14, with a 9-11 record in ACC play, while Purdue stands at 29-4, with a 17-3 record in Big Ten play. The BPI Projection for this game is to be announced.

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