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Purdue vs NC State Live Stream & Tips – NC State To Cover As March Madness Final Four Underdog

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  • Purdue vs NC State tips for Saturday, April 6
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four matchup is taking place at State Farm Stadium, Arizona
  • Can NC State pull off another March Madness upset?
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  • Purdue vs NC State Predictions & Tips
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Purdue vs NC State Predictions & Tips

NC State are tipped to cover as an underdog.

The Wolfpack have been stacking up covers in this role and their strong defense is backed to keep them in this until the end.

  • NC State have covered in 7 of their last 8 games
  • NC State have covered in 10 of their last 13 games as an underdog
  • Purdue have failed to cover in 7 of their last 13 games
  • The Under has cashed in 4 of Purdue’s last 6 games

Head To Head

  • NC State lead the all-time series 4-2
  • Purdue won 82-72 when the two teams last met in December 2021

Purdue Form

Purdue go into this Final Four matchup on a four-game win streak, and having won 10 of their last 11 games.

The Boilermakers ended the regular season by reeling off five consecutive wins, and they took that streak to six with a 67-62 win over Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament quarter-finals.

However, they failed to make it to the final as they suffered a surprise 76-75 overtime defeat to Wisconsin.

Purdue have put that disappointment behind them at the national tournament, beating Grambling State 78-50 and Utah State 106-67 to cruise into the Sweet 16.

There the Boilermakers downed Gonzaga, 80-68, before securing their place in their Final Four spot with a 72-66 win over Tennessee in the Elite Eight.

NC State Form

NC State enter this game on a red-hot run of form that has seen them spring a bunch of upsets during a nine-game win streak.

The Wolfpack ended the regular season cold, as they lost each of their final four games on the schedule.

They stopped the rot at the ACC tournament though, as they beat Louisville 94-85, Syracuse 83-65, Duke 74-69 and Virginia 73-65 in overtime, and then upset North Carolina 84-76 in the final.

NC State kept that run going at the national tournament, starting with an 80-67 win over Texas Tech and a 79-73 overtime victory against Oakland.

The Wolfpack then upset Marquette 67-58 in the Sweet 16, before dumping out Duke in the Elite Eight, 76-64.

Verdict

Purdue are expected to advance from this matchup, but the bookies are offering a lot of points here.

NC State have been relishing the underdog role and have been stacking up covers along with shock wins, so give us the Wolfpack and the points.

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