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Purdue vs. Tennessee odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NCAA Tournament picks, Elite Eight bets by top model

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The top two seeds in the Midwest Region will meet in the Elite Eight on Sunday afternoon when No. 1 seed Purdue faces No. 2 seed Tennessee. The Boilermakers (32-4) punched their ticket to the Elite Eight with an 80-68 win over No. 5 seed Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 on Friday. They have already picked up one win over Tennessee this season, which came in a 71-67 final in the Maui Invitational. The Volunteers (27-8) are seeking their first Final Four appearance in school history after beating No. 3 seed Creighton on Friday.

Tipoff is set for 2:20 p.m. ET from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Boilermakers are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Purdue vs. Tennessee odds, per SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 147.5. Before making any Tennessee vs. Purdue picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine

The model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered the Sweet 16 round of the 2024 NCAA tournament on a 152-109 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It also has a strong 32-21 (+890) record on top-rated spread picks this season, and it called 13 Sweet 16 teams this year. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Purdue vs. Tennessee and just locked in its March Madness predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines and trends for Tennessee vs. Purdue:

  • Purdue vs. Tennessee spread: Purdue -3.5
  • Purdue vs. Tennessee over/under: 147.5 points
  • Purdue vs. Tennessee money line: Purdue -167, Tennessee +140
  • PUR: The Boilermakers are 9-1 in neutral-site games this season. 
  • TENN: The Vols are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games. 
  • Purdue vs. Tennessee picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Purdue can cover

Purdue has stepped up against the best teams that it has faced this season, beating Gonzaga (twice), Marquette, Alabama, Arizona, Illinois (twice) and Wisconsin (twice). The Boilermakers have made multiple statements in the NCAA Tournament after losing in the first round as a No. 1 seed last season. They beat No. 8 seed Utah State by 39 points in the second round before covering the spread as 4.5-point favorites in their 80-68 win over Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.

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