Purdue Final Four Odds: Will NC State Give The Boilermakers Trouble?

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The Purdue Boilermakers had a massive chip on their shoulder headed into this tournament following their first-round exit a year ago against a No. 16 seed. Since then, they’ve dominated, beating up on teams like Grambling State, Utah State, Gonzaga, and Tennessee. The focus of the offense has, of course, been big man Zach Edey, the 7-foot-4 menace. He’s a walking double-double most nights and has been greatly assisted by guard Braden Smith

Below, we’ll cover various options for betting on March Madness, including the Boilermakers’ odds to win the Final Four and the national championship, player props, and a preview of their matchup against the No. 11-seeded Cinderella, the NC State Wolfpack

Purdue Final Four odds

Heading into the Final Four, the Boilermakers are favorites on the spread for their game against the Wolfpack. They’re on the moneyline, and the total for the game has a line of points.

Purdue’s odds to win the national championship

Of the four teams remaining, the Boilermakers have the second-best odds to win the title at . They have a chance of taking on either No. 1 UConn or No. 4 Alabama. The Huskies have been longtime favorites to win the national championship and have odds of . Alabama sits at .

Purdue’s odds to win March Madness:

Purdue player props vs. NC State

Edey. Edey. Edey. And more Edey. This Purdue offense runs through Edey, who’s coming off a 40-point, 16-rebound performance against Tennessee in the Elite Eight. He’s also had games with more than 20 rebounds. 

Purdue is a team that also shoots above 40% from 3-point range, which is among the best in the country. As for assists props, Smith has put up double digits in three of his last five games. 

Purdue vs. NC State betting preview

The Boilermakers are heading into this as the favorites, thanks to the presence of Edey and their 3-point prowess. The Wolfpack have really stepped up their defense recently with Mohamed Diarra and DJ Burns Jr., but they have yet to face a player like Edey. It’s possible that they’ll be able to out-muscle the big man, but covering him vertically will be nearly impossible.