Thrilling National Title Game Set for Tonight

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It all comes down to tonight’s national title game. It’s Purdue and UConn for all the marbles. The defending champion Huskies won last year’s national title game against San Diego State. UConn could become the first team since Florida in 2006 and 2007 to repeat as the national champion.

Thrilling National Title Game Set for Tonight
Can UConn repeat as national champion?

Standing in the way is Purdue which just one year ago became the second team in NCAA basketball history to lose a first-round tournament game as a No. 1 seed. The embarrassment of last year’s loss has helped to drive the Boilermakers to this year’s national title game. Purdue has won and covered in all five of their tournament games thus far. They will present UConn with their biggest challenge tonight.

National Title Game Preview

There is no question that tonight’s national title game pits the top two teams in the country. UConn is the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed. Purdue was the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region. Both teams have 30-plus wins and only have a handful of losses this season.

There has been much talk heading into tonight’s national title game about UConn’s dominance in NCAA tournament games. Last year, the Huskies went 6-0 SU and ATS. So far this season, they are 5-0 SU and ATS, making them the only college basketball team in history to win and cover 11 NCAA tournament games in a row. 

Thrilling National Title Game Set for Tonight
Zach Edey will be the key for Purdue tonight.

Purdue is no slouch against the number either. The Boilermakers went 22-15-1 ATS this season and they are 9-2-1 ATS in their neutral site games. What’s interesting is that NCAA tournament teams coming off a game where they held their opponent to 60 points or less have covered their next game 66 percent of the time since 2005.

A case could be made for each team in tonight’s national title game. The public is backing UConn with 65 percent of all bets on the Huskies so far. The public has actually done very well in the 2024 NCAA tournament. Prior to tonight’s national title game, the public is 44-21 (67.7%) ATS. However, the public went 38-13 ATS in the first two rounds and is just 6-8 ATS since. 

So, how will you pick tonight’s game?

Let Sports Hub Help

Yesterday was another strong day on the leaderboard for our SportsHub handicappers. Sas Insider continues to tear it up. The Insider is at the top of many of our different leaderboards after yesterday’s stellar performance. 

Thrilling National Title Game Set for Tonight
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He, along with several other exclusive Sports Hub handicappers, will have picks for tonight’s national title game. You have to be a member of Sports Hub to have access to these picks. You can join right now for free!

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Basketball Is Still King This Time of Year

It’s early April and tonight marks the end of the college basketball season. After the national title game tonight, we’ll have a champion and we’ll move on to the NBA. The pros will finish their regular season this Sunday and the play-in tournament will start next week.

Here’s what’s trending today.

  • Calipari to Arkansas: Former Kentucky coach John Calipari will be the next head coach at Arkansas. Razorbacks head coach Eric Musselman left to take the job at USC. Arkansas went after Kansas State’s Jerome Tang and Ole Miss’s Chris Beard, but both elected to stay put. Calipari was feeling the pressure at Kentucky, which was upset by No. 14 Oakland in the first round of this year’s tournament. Kentucky hasn’t been to a national title game since 2014.
  • South Carolina wins NCAAW championship: Yesterday’s NCAAW championship saw Iowa’s Caitlin Clark put up 30 points, but her Hawkeyes lost to the best team in the country – South Carolina. The Gamecocks capped a perfect 38-0 season with an 87-75 win in yesterday’s national title game.
  • AD leaves game: Anthony Davis left yesterday’s Lakers-Grizzlies game in the first quarter after being hit in the eye. Davis was ruled out and is now questionable to play on Tuesday against Golden State. The Lakers were also without LeBron James and lost to Minnesota 127-117.
  • National title game: I mean, c’mon. It’s UConn and Purdue tonight. It’s the two best teams in the country. Both have outstanding big men. Both teams can score. Both can play defense. Should be a good one.

Tonight’s Main Event – National Title Game

It’s the main event tonight. The men’s national title game is such a big deal that the NBA actually takes the night off. There are only two NHL games on tap. It’s a relatively light sports schedule as fans and bettors all focus in on the NCAA men’s college basketball national title game. 

Here’s today’s schedule.

  1. Not a hockey night: Pittsburgh plays at Toronto and Vegas is at Vancouver in NHL action tonight. Teams will get back after it tomorrow with 13 games and an ESPN Tuesday doubleheader.
  2. New MLB series start: Mondays typically are the start of a new series for most MLB teams. There are 13 games today. The highlight might be the final game of the Houston-Texas series. The Astros Framber Valdez goes up against Andrew Heaney of the Rangers.
  3. National title game: UConn is a 7-point favorite over Purdue tonight. The Huskies are attempting to repeat as national champions. Purdue is looking to rebound like Virginia did in 2019. The year before, Virginia became the first team seeded No. 1 to lose a first-round NCAA tournament game. A year later, the Cavaliers won the national title game.
  1. Dig deep for soccer: It’s also a light day in the international soccer world. There is one match in Italy’s Serie A – Udinese hosts Internazionale. The rest of the schedule is all over the place – Sweden, Denmark, Romania, Israel, Nigeria, and more.
  2. ATP Tour: The men began the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco on Saturday. Round 1 is today.

National Title Game for the Win

Will you win this year’s Sports Hub March Madness Bracket Contest? It all comes down to tonight. UConn or Purdue. Which will it be? 

Check out the SportsHub picks database to see how our elite handicappers are picking tonight’s game. Over the last two weeks, The Bookie and Kyle Buchman have been two of our top college basketball handicappers. All of our Top 10 CBB cappers have hit 57 percent of their picks or more (9 are over 61 percent) over the last two weeks. Ride the wave while it’s hot and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!