Purdue vs Tennessee Lines: March Madness Lines for the Game: Elite 8 Midwest Region Betting

Purdue vs Tennessee March Madness Lines for the Game: Elite 8 Midwest Region Betting

As opposed to what has happened in the other three regions, the Midwest has played to the seeding. On Sunday, 1-Purdue takes on 2-Tennessee for the right to head to this year’s NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Final Four. Purdue is the -3.5 favorite but the Volunteers are riding high after getting by Big East squad Creighton in the Sweet 16.

Will the Vols pull off the upset victory? Or will Purdue march on?

MyBookie offers the March Madness lines for the game for Purdue vs. Tennessee plus the pick for the game. Also, take advantage of the Elite 8 March Madness betting analysis thtt will give you the edge to keep on betting until the next round:. Final Four… Chasing the National Title.


2024 March Madness Lines for Purdue vs. Tennessee Pick: Get your Pick for the Game plus Betting Analysis | MyBookie Elite 8 Preview of the NCAA Tournament

2024 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament | 85th annual edition of the tournament

1 Purdue Boilermakers vs 2 Tennessee Volunteers | Midwest Region: Elite 8
Spread Odds: Purdue -3.5
Moneyline Odds: Purdue +170 / Tennessee +145
Total Odds: 148
Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 2:20 PM | CBS
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI


Why Tennessee is a Good Bet Versus Purdue

The Volunteers play a unique 4-guard lineup that could give Purdue fits. Because Tennessee has 4-guards on the court, the Boilermakers may struggle to matchup if they decide to lean heavily on Zach Edey.

Edey is a fantastic center. But he won’t get as many looks versus a Tennessee defense that will double every time he gets the ball in the paint and are quick enough to roll out and defend the three when Edey passes out of the blocks.

On offense, Tennessee will open up shooters by bringing Edey to the top of the circle and cutting guards across the baseline. The Volunteers’ strategy has a real shot of working on Sunday.

Tennessee Last 5

  • W – vs Creighton 82-75
  • W – vs Texas 62-58
  • W – vs St Peter’s 83-49
  • L – vs Mississippi State 73-56
  • L – vs Kentucky 85-81

Tennessee Predicted Starting Lineup

  • F – J. Aidoo
  • G – D. Knecht
  • G – Z. Zeigler
  • G – J. Mashack
  • G – J. James

Why Purdue is a Good Bet Versus Tennessee

UConn entered the tournament the overall top seed. But the best team during the regular season were the Purdue Boilermakers.

Although Purdue appears to be Edey heavy, they have other terrific players. Not only do Braden Smith, Fletcher Loyer, and Lance Jones average double figures in scoring every game, but they’re also all guards.

Purdue is different this season than last when the offense had to go through Edey. Sometimes, Smith, Loyer, and Jones run the offense while Edey sits in the middle as a decoy. Purdue also doesn’t wait for the big to run down the court on fastbreak opportunities. Tennessee will have their hands full not only with Edey, but also with Smith, Loyer, and Jones.

Purdue Last 5

  • W – 80-68 vs Gonzaga
  • W – 106-67 vs Utah State
  • W – 78-50 vs Grambling
  • L – 76-75 vs Wisconsin
  • W – 67-62 vs Michigan State

Purdue Predicted Starting Lineup

  • F – T. Kaufman-Renn
  • C – Z. Edey
  • G – B. Smith
  • G – F. Loyer
  • G – L. Jones

Final Betting Analysis: 1-Purdue Boilermakers vs 2 Tennessee Volunteers

Purdue is a complete team. The Boilermakers can lean on Braden Smith or Zach Edey to take the tough shots while Jones, Loyer, and starting forward Mason Gillis chip in when the opportunities present themselves.

But although Purdue is as complete of a squad as there is in the NCAA Tournament, Tennessee is more battle tested. The Big Ten wasn’t great this season and Purdue had a fairly easy walk to the Elite 8, beating teams like Grambling State , Utah State, and Gonzaga, none of which come close to Tennessee’s talent-level.

The Vols’ 4-guard lineup is unlike any in the NCAA Tournament. The Volunteers handled Ryan Kalkbrenner, one of the better centers in the nation, in the win over the Bluejays. Edey is a different player.

Still, Tennessee knows how to get a big off his game. The SEC team will find ways to get open looks. Give the Volunteers the nod to win this straight up and head to the Final Four.

Purdue vs. Tennessee
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