UConn vs. Purdue: Opening odds, betting line, over/under for men’s National Championship game

The final stage has been set for the 2024 men’s March Madness tournament. No. 1 seed UConn, the reigning champion and betting favorite all season to repeat, will face No. 1 Purdue in the National Championship on Monday (9:20 p.m. ET, TBS). 

Dan Hurley’s Huskies (36-3) will be looking to become just the eighth program to win back-to-back national titles, a feat that BetMGM has projected UConn to pull off from the jump.

The defending champs opened the season at +1200 to once again win it all, then opened at just +350 following Selection Sunday. Entering the Final Four, the Huskies were a staggering -190.

Purdue (34-4), in a massive rebound from a disappointing first-round exit in the 2023 tourney, will compete in its first national title game since 1969. Matt Painter’s Boilermakers will have their hands full, but back-to-back Player of the Year Zach Edey will also be a handful for UConn. 

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With both teams chasing history, fan and betting interest alike should only continue to rise as we get closer to the opening tip of this epic national title matchup.

Let’s lay out the opening BetMGM odds for UConn vs. Purdue — including moneyline, spread, and over/under total — getting you prepped for what should be a heavily-watched and heavily bet Championship matchup.

UConn vs. Purdue: Opening odds for National Championship game

  • Moneyline: UConn -300 | Purdue +230
  • Spread: UConn -6.5 (-110) | Purdue +6.5 (-110)
  • Over/under: OVER 145.5 (-110) | UNDER 145.5 (-110)

Just like undefeated South Carolina vs. Iowa in the women’s title game, powerhouse UConn sits as a solid 6.5-point favorite to win it all. The Huskies, however, command an even shorter moneyline (-300) than the Gamecocks (-275). The -300 translates to an implied win probability of 75 percent. 

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Check back often, as we’ll update the odds as they change between now and the national title game. And be sure to follow our up-to-the-minute news, betting predictions, and storylines leading up to Monday evening!


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