UK Fans of the Day Want Final Four Odds

On3 imageby:Tyler Thompson04/01/24


The Final Four is set, and now that Tennessee and Duke are eliminated, ratings in the Bluegrass will certainly be higher. DJ Burns and No. 11 seed NC State take on Zach Edey and No. 1 seed Purdue in the first semifinal on Saturday at 6:09 p.m. ET. No. 1 seed UConn plays No. 4 seed Alabama in the nightcap, beginning at approximately 9:20 p.m. ET. Both games will air on TBS.

As you might expect, the No. 1 seeds are sizable favorites. On FanDuel, Purdue is currently a 9.5-point favorite over NC State, while UConn is an 11.5-point favorite against Alabama. There’s some juice there for the underdogs. NC State is +340 moneyline, meaning a $10 bet on the Wolfpack to win could get you $34. An Alabama upset would mean an even bigger payday. The Crimson Tide is +490 moneyline. UConn has looked very good the entire tournament, but Alabama can score and run with the best of them. Tempting.

When it comes to player props, the battle of the bigs, Zach Edey and DJ Burns, is front and center. Edey proved to be unstoppable vs. Tennessee, finishing with 40 points and 16 rebounds. Burns had 29 points (13-19 FG, 3-4 FT) in NC State’s epic upset of Duke.

  • Zach Edey (Purdue) Total Points: 25.5
  • DJ Burns (NC State) Total Points: 14.5
  • DJ Burns (NC State) Total Points + Assists + Rebounds: 22.5
  • Mark Sears (Alabama) Total Points: 20.5
  • Donovan Clingan (UConn) Total Points + Rebounds: 23.5

DJ Burns: America’s Hero

It’s not hyperbole to say that DJ Burns saved the NCAA Tournament for me. Watching the NC State gentle giant smile and shimmy his way through the Big Dance has been a salve for my broken Kentucky Basketball heart. Last night’s win over Duke included some of the best moments yet.

By now, you’ve seen the clips of Burns celebrating on the sidelines and delivering a chest bump that his teammate is probably still recovering from. But did you see this clip of him responding to taunts from Duke fans yelling at him in the final minutes? When it made the rounds, Burns, who hails from Rock Hill, South Carolina, had the perfect rivalry response.

Burns’ popularity is skyrocketing, but after the game, he went out of his way to take pictures with the security staff in Dallas.

Please let our 6’9″ 275 lbs. Cinderella keep dancing.

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