Opening Tennessee vs Purdue Odds – Moneyline, Spread & Total for 2024 Elite Eight

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Purdue Boilermakers defender Braden Smith screaming excitedly

Purdue Boilermakers defender Braden Smith (3) yells successful excitement to nan fans connected Friday, March 29, 2024, during nan midwest location semifinals astatine nan Little Caesars Arena successful Detroit. The Purdue Boilermakers defeated nan Gonzaga Bulldogs, 80-68.

  • The #1 Purdue Boilermakers defeated Gonzaga (80-68) to scope nan Elite Eight
  • Purdue will look nan #2 Tennessee Volunteers, who took down Creighton (82-75) connected Friday night
  • See nan opening Tennessee vs Purdue likelihood for nan Elite Eight matchup successful Detroit

The #1 Purdue Boilermakers are surviving up to their billing successful nan 2024 NCAA Tournament, thing they grounded to do past year. After falling successful nan first information to #16 Fairleigh Dickinson a twelvemonth ago, Matt Painter’s squad has strung together 3 ascendant victories to scope nan school’s first Elite Eight since 2019 and conscionable its 2nd since nan twelvemonth 2000.

After Purdue took down #5 Gonzaga connected Friday night, nan #2 Tennessee Volunteers utilized a immense 2nd half to hit #3 Creighton (82-75) and group up their 2nd crippled of nan play against nan Boilermakers.

Purdue took nan first gathering successful Maui (71-67) and are favored successful nan opening Tennessee vs Purdue likelihood for nan 2024 Elite Eight.

Tennessee vs Purdue Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total

Tennessee Volunteers +2 (-110) +120 O 148.5 (-110)
Purdue Boilermakers -2 (-110) -142 U 148.5 (-110)

Zach Edey and institution are slim two-point favorites and -142 connected nan moneyline. The Vols travel backmost astatine +120 to scope nan Final Four for nan first clip successful schoolhouse history. The crippled full has opened astatine 148.5.

Purdue started nan tourney arsenic nan +165 favourite to triumph nan Midwest Region successful nan Final Four odds, pinch Tennessee a +330 second-favorite.

The victor of Tennessee vs Purdue will move connected successful nan March Madness bracket to look nan victor of nan South Region, which features #11 NC State vs either #1 Houston aliases #4 Duke.

Purdue Cruises Past Gonzaga (Again)

Purdue blew retired its first 2 opponents (78-50 complete #16 Grambling; 106-67 vs #8 Utah State) but looked to beryllium successful a dogfight against #5 Gonzaga successful nan Sweet 16. The Zags near for astir of nan first half earlier a precocious Boilermaker surge gave Purdue a four-point lead astatine nan break. The 2nd half was each Boilermakers: a 16-2 tally circa nan 26-minute people gave Purdue a 16-point lead that was ne'er threatened thereafter.

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Zach Edey coiled up starring nan squad pinch 27 points and 14 rebounds, but it was nan defender play that kept Purdue successful interaction early on. Purdue, which leads nan federation successful three-point percentage, went 9-of-20 from 3 (45%) while constituent defender Braden Smith dished retired a career-high 15 assists (while besides playing each infinitesimal of nan 40).

Purdue remains nan #3 squad successful wide ratio astatine KenPom, sitting 3rd connected discourtesy and 17th connected defense.

The Boilermakers took a hardfought 71-67 determination against Tennessee astatine nan Maui Invitational connected Nov. 21.  Fletcher Loyer had a team-high 27 points successful that victory, including a 10-of-11 capacity shape nan free-throw line.

Tennessee Uses Huge Second-Half Run to Takedown Creighton

Tennessee trailed Creighton by 1 aft a razor-tight first half (35-34) earlier a decisive 18-0 tally early successful nan 2nd stanza gave nan Volunteers a 55-39 lead that they would not relinquish. The Bluejays made a crippled of it, trimming nan lead to 3 astatine 1 constituent (62-59) but nan Vols regained their composure to adjacent it out

Leading scorer Dalton Knecht led Tennessee pinch 26 points connected 8-of-21 shooting pinch 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and a block.

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In nan opening information of nan tournament, nan Vols took down #15 Saint Peter’s 83-49 successful a laugher. Their second-round matchup pinch Texas was tighter, astatine slightest astatine nan end. Tennessee held a seven-point lead pinch conscionable complete 2 minutes to play, yet recovered themselves up conscionable 1 successful nan last 30 seconds earlier closing it retired astatine nan free-throw line.

Knecht besides led nan Vols successful scoring successful nan first 2 rounds, dropping 23 against Saint Peter’s and 18 against Texas.

Tennessee is presently seventh wide astatine KenPom, 3rd connected defense but conscionable 29th connected offense.

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