DraftKings has hypothetical sides and totals for NCAA finals

DraftKings has hypothetical sides and totals for NCAA finals

We reported on the hypothetical sides for the 2024 NCAA Tournament finals at FanDuel yesterday.

DraftKings has also posted its numbers for the four potential sides on Monday night, in addition to releasing totals and money-line prices.

While FanDuel has UConn listed as a 15.5-point favorite in a matchup vs. NC St., DraftKings has the Huskies at -14.5 with a total of 144.5. The Wolfpack are +700 on the money line.

The ‘under’ has cashed in five straight games for UConn and eight of its last nine. Dan Hurley’s team has been in lockdown mode on the defensive end, as it has given up merely 52, 52, 58, 52 and 57 points in its last five contests.

UConn is ranked ninth in the nation in scoring defense, giving up an average of only 63.3 points per game. The Huskies are sixth in the country in field-goal percentage defense, forcing foes into making merely 39.0 percent from the field.

They’re ranked 30th at defending the 3-point line (30.9%).

UConn sophomore center Donovan Clingan is the anchor to the team’s stop unit, ranking eighth nationally in blocked shots with 2.5 per game. Clingan had eight blocked shots in a 75-58 win over Northwestern in the Round-of-32, and he rejected Illinois players five times in the Huskies’ 77-52 win in Saturday’s East Region finals.

DraftKings has UConn installed as a 5.5-point favorite in a potential battle vs. Purdue on Monday night. The total is 145.5 points, and the Boilermakers are +205 on the money line. The Huskies are -250 to win outright.

The ‘under’ is 3-1 for Purdue in the NCAA Tournament, but the ‘over’ is 23-14 overall for the Boilermakers.

DraftKings has Purdue -5.5 vs. Alabama with a total of 168.5. The Crimson Tide is +205 on the money line.

When these teams met on a neutral floor in early December, Purdue prevailed by a 92-86 count with the 178 combined points surging ‘over’ the 163.5-point total.

Finally, DraftKings has Nate Oats’s squad listed as a 4.5-point favorite vs. NC St. with a total of 166.5. The Wolfpack are +170 on the money line.

If the underdogs advance on Saturday, NC St. would be looking at its highest total of the season against the Tide. The Wolfpack’s second-highest total previously was 156.

Kevin Keatts’s team had its highest total of the year in a Dec. 12 home game vs. UT Martin when NC St. won an 81-67 decision over the Skyhawks. The 148 combined points easily dropped ‘under’ the 163-point tally.

The ‘under’ has cashed at a 3-1 clip for NC St. in its four NCAA Tournament games, but the ‘over’ is 22-17-1 overall for the Wolfpack.

The ‘over’ is on a 17-4 run for Alabama to improve to 27-9 overall. Since the start of February, the ‘over’ has hit at a dizzying 13-2 rate in the Tide’s last 15 games.

Alabama leads the nation in scoring with its 90.6 PPG average. On the flip side, the Tide is ranked #357 out of 362 Division-1 programs in scoring defense (81.1 PPG).