FDU’s Upset of Purdue is Biggest in NCAA Tournament History | Here Were the Odds

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FDU pulled off the second No. 16-over-No. 1 seed upset ever in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Purdue Friday, makring the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history What were the odds of the historic upset?

FDU's Upset of Purdue is the Biggest in NCAA Tournament History | Here Were the Odds

FDU was +2000 ($100 wins $2,000) to win outright in the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history, with the Boilermakers as chalky as -10000 on the moneyline. Using our odds calculator, that equals a fair implied probability of the Knights pulling off the upset of less than 5%!

Fairleigh Dickinson closed +23.5 on the betting spread vs. Purdue.

Using our public betting data, 98% of the money was on the Knights moneyline. There weren't a ton of moneyline bets on the game, but those that came in were predicting FDU upsetting Purdue.

Biggest bet on FDU to win at @pointsbetusa was $300.

Would pay $6,000. https://t.co/tKSP8z2oWn

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 18, 2023

It's another monumental upset in the Round of 64.

Princeton took down Arizona as +14.5 underdogs — +890 on the moneyline — yesterday.

Furman, meanwhile, beat No. 13 Virginia in the early Thursday window.

Virginia is the only other team to lose to a 16 seed (2018, UMBC).

This is a developing story. Odds courtesy of bet365.

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