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Purdue vs. NC State odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NCAA Tournament Final Four best bets by proven model

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The Purdue Boilermakers make their first Final Four appearance in more than 40 years when they face the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the 2024 NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Purdue (33-4) knocked off Tennessee 72-66 in the Midwest Region final to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1980. NC State (26-14) also returns to the Final Four after a hiatus of over four decades, earning its first berth since 1983 with a 76-64 triumph over Duke in the South Region final.

Tipoff from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. is set for 6:09 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are 9.5-point favorites in the latest Purdue vs. NC State odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 146. Before making any NC State vs. Purdue picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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 its bracket picks rank in the 92nd percentile among all CBS Sports Bracket Challenge entries so far in 2024. Anybody following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Purdue vs. NC State and just locked in its Final Four 2024 predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several college basketball betting lines and trends for NC State vs. Purdue:

  • Purdue vs. NC State spread: Boilermakers -9.5
  • Purdue vs. NC State over/under: 146 points
  • Purdue vs. NC State money line: Boilermakers -447, Wolfpack +344
  • PUR: The Boilermakers are 20-16-1 against the spread this season
  • NCST: The Wolfpack are 11-6-2 ATS this season when not favored
  • Purdue vs. NC State picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Purdue can cover

After being eliminated by 16th-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament, the Boilermakers have defeated their first four opponents this year by an average of 21.3 points. They are looking to follow in the footsteps of Virginia, which lost to No. 16 UMBC in the opening round in 2018 but bounced back to win the national championship the following year. Purdue is led by Zach Edey, who has posted four double-doubles during…

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