March Madness Elite 8 Prop Bets

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2024

March Madness may be winding down, but there are still a handful of opportunities to connect on some prop bets.

And with teams like Alabama and UConn still in the mix, we could see plenty of scoring as we close out the second weekend of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

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March Madness Elite 8 Props

Chase Hunter: 20+ Points (+220)

Clemson vs. Alabama • bet365 Sportsbook (0.5 units)

Let’s target some plus-money odds to kick things off.

Clemson guard Chase Hunter has scored 20-plus points in two of three tournament games thus far, with his lone miss coming in an 18-point effort against Arizona in which he failed to convert all five of his three-point attempts.

The senior should have plenty of opportunities against an Alabama squad that plays at an extremely high tempo and allows over 81 points per game.

Given those factors, this is one of my favorite March Madness prop bets.

Kyle Filipowski: Over 8.5 Rebounds (-125)

Duke vs. NC State • bet365 Sportsbook (1 unit)

The 7-foot sophomore averages 8.3 rebounds per game, but has gone over that total in two of three tournament games thus far.

Filipowski’s lone miss came in the blowout victory over James Madison in which he played significantly fewer minutes (21) than normal due to a mix of foul trouble and game flow.

In Duke’s most recent meeting with NC State during the ACC Tournament, the star center grabbed 14 rebounds.

As long as he stays out of foul trouble and on the floor, he should collect at least nine against a shorter Wolfpack front court.

Illinois: Under 73.5 Points (-110)

Illinois vs. UConn • DraftKings Sportsbook (1 unit)

Illinois has one of the top offenses in the country, led by Terrance Shannon Jr.

The senior guard averages 23.5 points per game and has come in above that total every game since the start of the Big Ten Tournament.

His 29 points helped the Fighting Illini earn a 72-69 win over Iowa State, arguably the top defensive team in the country. Now, they’ll face another tough matchup in defending national champion UConn on just a day’s rest.

The Huskies have allowed 74-plus points just four times since the calendar turned to 2024, and two of those games were in early January. They have held opponents under 60 in four straight and play at one of nation’s slowest adjusted tempos (319th nationally, per KenPom).

Those factors should create a low-scoring atmosphere at TD Garden on Saturday night and see Illinois fall well below its season scoring average (84.2 ppg).

Purdue: Over 75.5 Points (-115)

Purdue vs. Tennessee • DraftKings Sportsbook (1 unit)

The Boilermakers have averaged 82.1 points per game over their last 10, exceeding this total in all three of their tournament outings.

And while Purdue hasn’t yet faced a defense as tough as Tennessee’s in the tourney, it does have the advantage of already seeing it once at the Maui Invitational.

The Vols struggled to contain Zach Edey in that November matchup, surrendering 23 points and 10 rebounds to the 7-foot-4 center. Rick Barnes’ squad just doesn’t have the size to match up with the Big Ten Player of the Year, meaning Edey should get what he wants at the rim.

He’ll also likely draw a bunch of double teams, opening up opportunities for shooters on the perimeter. If Purdue makes a few more shots than it did in the first meeting (4-15 from three), it’ll surpass this total.


John Arlia

Before joining The Game Day, John served as the National Writer for the United Soccer League, where he primarily covered the USL Championship out of the league’s headquarters in Tampa, FL. A devout soccer fan, John attended the men’s World Cups in Brazil and Russia and can’t wait for the 2026 edition to come to North America. Having also written for Sporting News Canada since getting his master’s from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, John has acquired a diverse sporting background, but considers football, golf, and soccer his three strong suits.

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