March Madness Best Bets for 2024: Expert Picks from the Covers Staff!

Covers team of expert CBB bettors bring you their best bet and favorite same-game parlay for every March Madness matchup.

Apr 7, 2024 • 10:57 ET • 5 min read
Tristen Newton UConn Huskies Zach Edey Purdue Boilermakers college basketball
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We're goin' to the 'ship! We're goin' to the ship!

The March Madness odds have been whittled down to just two final teams, with Midwest No. 1 Purdue — featuring two-time Player of the Year Zach Edey — against the overall No. 1 seed UConn, which is looking to win it's second straight National Championship!

Make sure you have the best bets for Monday's title game by following our expert March Madness picks from Covers, featuring best bets, same-game parlays, and more!

Covers' March Madness best bets + SGPs

1 Purdue vs 1 UConn (April 8, 9:20 p.m. ET)

Jason Logan's best bet: Tristen Newton Over 5.5 assists (-120 at Pinnacle)

The Huskies light it up with their off-screen sets, which are facilitated by Newton’s passing prowess. It's the reason UConn sits No. 3 in average assists per game and boasts the fifth-highest assist-to-FGM ratio in the land. Purdue, conversely, can struggle against that ball movement, giving up more than 14 assists an outing (279th) and allowing an assist-to-FGM rate ranked 281st (54.7%) — and the Boilermakers find themselves ranked 168th and 107th in points allowed per play versus “cutting” and “off-screen” schemes.

Same-game parlay

Tristen Newton 5+ assists

Cam Spencer 15+ points

Lance Jones 3+ threes

UConn moneyline

Read Jason's full analysis in his Purdue vs. UConn predictions.

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March Madness schedule

Date Event
March 17 Selection Sunday
March 19-20 First Four
March 21-22 First Round
March 23-24 Second Round
March 28-29 Sweet 16
March 30-31 Elite Eight
April 6 Final Four
April 8 National Championship Game

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