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2024 College World Series Super Regionals: Predictions and Odds

The 2024 regional College World Series tournaments are over, and while there were plenty of surprises, seven of the top eight seeds going to Regionals are still alive and will host their Super Regional series. Yet there is plenty of room for shocking twists.

On Friday, eight teams will go head-to-head to move one step closer to a national title, and there are some exciting storylines so far. Most notable are the Evansville Purple Aces, who have been a team of destiny in this tournament, becoming just the ninth No. 4 seed in College World Series history to advance to the Super Regional stage. Unfortunately for them, they will have to face the top-seeded Tennessee Volunteers in their series. Tennessee has the edge in almost every category, but Evansville has everything to gain and nothing to lose. With that mentality they can go a long way.

Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s College World Series action.

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Predictions for Friday’s Super Regional action:

Evansville vs. Tennessee:

Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report: Tennessee over Evansville

Tansey writes: “Tennessee didn’t expect to see Evansville anywhere near Knoxville in the NCAA Tournament, but the Purple Aces’ series of upsets in Greenville set up the David-versus-Goliath matchup. The Vols are expected to roll because of their superior talent level, but Evansville will be playing with nothing to lose, and that could be a dangerous mentality to go against.”

Collin Wilson, Action Network: Evansville to cover in Game 1

Wilson writes, “While the price of the opening series favors Evansville, there is virtually no chance of cashing that ticket without an opening win. Take a look at Evansville’s run line in the first game after Deverman is announced to the Purple Aces.”

UConn vs. Florida State:

Collin Wilson, Action Network: Florida State wins Game 1

Wilson writes: “Florida State projects at -300 or higher in games not started by Arnold. There is a huge difference in offense between these two clubs, with UConn averaging 6.6 runs per game compared to 8.7 the Seminoles.”

Peter Holland Jr., AOL: FSU 9, UConn 6

Holland writes: “UConn has a slugging percentage of .465. Four batters have double-digit home runs. FSU can match their hitting, but UConn is also strong with their pitching staff, with three Huskies striking out more than 84. Ian Cooke is 5-1 on the mound. Their closer, Brady Afthim, leads the Huskies in saves. Expect a more defensive series from both teams, but FSU should be able to emerge from Super Regional.”

State of Kansas vs. Virginia:

Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report: Virginia over the state of Kansas

Tansey writes, “The Kansas State Wildcats have one of the tournament’s most underrated players in shortstop Kaelen Culpepper. He hit for the cycle as part of his regional MVP run in Fayetteville.”

NCAA.com: Kansas State could surprise people

The NCAA staff writes: “Coach Pete Hughes’ Wildcats like to push the action with an aggressive running game, ranking 10th in the nation in stolen bases. Centerfielder Brendan Jones (38-for-40) is the biggest threat, and he did it.” has taken a huge step forward with the bat this year, allowing him to get on base more often to use his wheels – his OBP has increased from .374 last year to .441 this year. But Culpepper (17 SB), second baseman Brady Day (. 16) and third baseman Danniel Rivera (10) are all very good runners too, and even first baseman David Bishop (15), outfielders Nick English (10) and Chuck Ingram ( 9) pose a threat to Virginia’s pitching staff will have to be very diligent with runners on base, pick liberally and vary their holds, but it also means catcher Jacob Ference will see his arm tested. On the season, Ference has thrown out 11 of 50 base stealers (22 percent), so this feels like an advantage K-State could exploit.”

West Virginia vs. North Carolina:

Rodd Baxley, Fayateville observer: UNC 7, West Virginia 2

Baxley writes: “The Tar Heels will win a super regional opener for the first time since 2018. After some exciting games against LSU, expect a hot start for the bats of UNC against the Mountaineers.”

NCAA.com: Derek Clark dominates Game 1 for West Virginia

The NCAA staff writes: “Clark is the ultimate ‘pitchability lefty,’ with an easy three-quarter arm action that produces good run on his 88-90 fastball, along with excellent feel for his deceptive, tumbling changeup on 77-79 and his sharp slider at 77-80 And he goes to the sidearm to throw a 74-76 sweeper, just to give hitters something to think about (depending on where you look), Clark is not built like a traditional innings pitcher eater, but that only makes his performance that much more special.

College World Series Odds:

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Chances from Thursday evening.

  • Tennessee (+250)
  • Texas A&M (+350)
  • North Carolina (+800)
  • Kentucky (+800)
  • Virginia (+1200)
  • State of Oregon (+1400)
  • State of Florida (+1400)
  • Georgia (+1400)
  • Clemson (+1600)
  • Florida (+2000)
  • NC State (+2500)
  • West Virginia (+3500)
  • State of Kansas (+5000)
  • Oregon (+5000)
  • Connecticut (+10000)
  • Evansville (+12500)

Odds for Friday’s Super Regional Games:

Evansville vs. Tennessee:

  • Moneyline: Tennessee (-650); Evansville (+425)

UConn vs. Florida State:

  • Moneyline: Florida State (-350); UConn (+240)

State of Kansas vs. Virginia:

  • Moneyline: Virginia (-275); State of Kansas (+200)

West Virginia vs. North Carolina:

  • Moneyline: North Carolina (-225); West Virginia (+165)

How to watch Friday’s Super Regional Games:

Evansville, Tennessee: The game kicks off at 3:00 PM ET and will air on ESPN2.

UConn in Florida State: The first pitch is scheduled for 12:00 PM ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

State of Kansas in Virginia: The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and will air on ESPNU.

West Virginia in North Carolina: The game kicks off at 6:00 PM ET and will air on ESPN2.

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