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NC State vs Purdue Odds – Opening Spread, Moneyline & Total for Final Four

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in College Basketball

Updated Apr 1, 2024 · 8:05 AM PDT

Purdue Boilermakers guard Fletcher Loyer celebrates an Elite Eight win over the Tennessee Volunteers
Mar 31, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers guard Fletcher Loyer (2) celebrates defatting the Tennessee Volunteers during the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Championship at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
  • The #1 Purdue Boilermakers are in the Final Four for the first time since 1980
  • Purdue will meet the #11 NC State Wolfpack, who won the South Region
  • See the opening NC State vs Purdue odds for the 2024 Final Four

When Virginia became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed back in 2018, the Cavaliers responded the next season by winning the national championship. The #1 Purdue Boilermakers, who fell to #16 Fairleigh Dickinson last season as a one-seed, are now two wins away from doing the same.

A 72-66 win over #2 Tennessee on Sunday in the Midwest Regional final put the Boilermakers into their first Final Four since 1980. Next Saturday (April 6) in Glendale, AZ, Purdue will square off with the #11 NC State Wolfpack, who notched an impressive win over #4 Duke in the South Region Elite Eight.

The opening NC State vs Purdue odds favor the Boilermakers going at least one step further in their quest for the ultimate redemption.

NC State vs Purdue Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
NC State Wolfpack +8.5 (-110) +320 O 147.5 (-110)
Purdue Boilermakers -8.5  (-110) -410 U 147.5 (-110)

Purdue has opened as a 8.5-point favorite and -410 on the moneyline. The Wolfpack come back at +320 to win, while the game total is sitting at 147.5. Tip-off of NC State vs Purdue is scheduled for 6:09 pm MT/8:09 pm ET at State Farm Arena.

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Edey’s Huge Game Sends Purdue Past Tennessee

Zach Edey, soon-to-be back-to-back national player of the year, was at is best in the Elite Eight against Tennessee. Edey dropped a career-high 40 points on 13-of-21 shooting while also grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds.

Edey’s big night was imperative in a game where Purdue’s (usually excellent) three-point shooting was way off. A DI-best 41% from beyond the arc this season, the Boilermakers went just 3-of-15 from three against the Volunteers.

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Edey is now averaging an even 30 PPG in the NCAA Tournament and raised his nation-leading scoring average to 24.6 PPG.

Purdue remains #3 overall at KenPom (#2 on offense and #16 on defense).  They haven’t played an ACC team this season, but beat Duke 75-56 in Portland last year on the strength of 21 points and 12 rebounds from Edey, and Florida State 79-69 in a true-road game.

The Boilermakers cashed as +165 favorites to win the Midwest in the Final Four odds. Their NCAA Tournament championship odds have improved to +230.

NC State Wins Rubber Match with Duke

Another day, another moneyline upset for NC State. The Wolfpack were NIT bound before a miracle run of five wins in five days (four as underdogs) in the ACC Tournament gave them an auto-bid to the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

NC State’s miracle run has continued in March Madness with four more victories (three as underdogs), including a 76-64 win over in-state rival Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday night in Dallas, coming back from a 27-21 deficit at halftime.

DJ Burns, NC State’s 6’9, 275-pound power forward, had a huge night with 29 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.

The Wolfpack defense was the real MVP of the game, holding the Blue Devils – who rate seventh in offensive efficiency at KenPom – to just 33% from the floor (19-of-58).

The Wolfpack started the tournament with an 80-67 win over #6 Texas Tech as 4.5-point underdogs. In the second round, they gutted out a 79-73 OT win over #14 Oakland as 6.5-point favorites. In the Sweet 16, they put the boots to #2 Marquette, leading by 13 at halftime cruising to a 67-58 victory as 7.5-point ‘dogs. NC State’s lead was never fewer than six in the final 20 minutes.

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The Wolfpack were rated 76th in overall efficiency at KenPom before the ACC Tournament began. They had improved 48th (43rd on offense, 57th on defense) ahead of their Elite Eight matchup with Duke and will be knocking on the door of the top 40 tomorrow.

NC State was a +10000 longshot to win the South Region after Selection Sunday.

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