San Diego State vs. UConn Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 28

Mar 16, 2024; New York City, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies center Donovan Clingan (32) celebrates as the clock winds down on Marquette Golden Eagles in the second half at Madison Square Garden.
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We have your San Diego State Aztecs vs. Connecticut Huskies prop betting and game preview needs covered as the San Diego State Aztecs hit the road to face the Connecticut Huskies.

The Connecticut Huskies (31-3) are set to face off against the San Diego State Aztecs (24-10) in a highly anticipated Sweet 16 matchup. With a spot in the Elite Eight on the line, both teams are eager to showcase their strengths and advance in the NCAA Tournament.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Connecticut Huskies Odds Info

Moneyline: San Diego State Aztecs +500 (DraftKings) / Connecticut Huskies -650 (Barstool)

Spread: -11.5 – San Diego State Aztecs -114 (BetRivers) / Connecticut Huskies -105 (Barstool)

Total: 135.5 – -105 (FanDuel) / -115 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 28

Time: 06:39 PM

Location: TD Garden – Boston, MA


San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends

  • On the road, San Diego State Aztecs are 5 and 8 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, San Diego State Aztecs are 13 and 19.
  • Against the spread on the road, San Diego State Aztecs are 5 and 11.

Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends

  • At home, Connecticut Huskies are 16 and 0 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Connecticut Huskies are 22 and 12.
  • Against the spread at home, Connecticut Huskies are 12 and 8.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Connecticut Huskies Predictions

The Connecticut Huskies enter the game as the top seed, boasting an impressive 31-3 record and a reputation for being one of the most complete teams in college basketball. They’ve been dominant on both ends of the floor, with a balanced offensive attack that sees multiple players averaging double-digit points per game. The Huskies’ defense has been equally formidable, often stifling opponents and controlling the pace of the game. With the home-court advantage at TD Garden and a crowd likely to be in their favor, the Huskies will look to leverage their depth and versatility to overpower the Aztecs.

San Diego State, on the other hand, has had a strong season with a 24-10 record and is known for its tenacious defense. The Aztecs have the ability to force tough shots and have been particularly effective at guarding the perimeter. Their defense will be put to the test against a UConn team that moves the ball well and can score from anywhere on the floor. Offensively, the Aztecs will rely on their star player, Jaedon LeDee, who has been a consistent force throughout the season. His matchup against UConn’s big men, particularly Donovan Clingan, could be a key factor in the game’s outcome.

The clash between UConn’s high-powered offense and San Diego State’s stout defense sets the stage for an intriguing battle. Both teams have shown the ability to adapt their game plans to their opponents, making this a chess match as much as a basketball game. With the stakes high and the pressure on, it will come down to execution, composure, and perhaps a bit of March Madness magic to determine who will advance to the next round of the tournament.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Connecticut Huskies Pick

The Connecticut Huskies come into this matchup as heavy favorites, and for good reason. Their impressive 31-3 record is a testament to their consistency and ability to perform under pressure. The Huskies have been dominant at home with a perfect 16-0 record, showcasing their ability to leverage the home-court advantage. Additionally, their against the spread (ATS) record of 22-12 indicates their performances often exceed expectations. With a balanced offensive attack and a stifling defense, the Huskies have the tools to control the game against the Aztecs. Considering the trends and the fact that the game is being played at TD Garden, close to UConn’s campus, the crowd support will likely act as a sixth man, further tipping the scales in their favor.

While San Diego State has a strong defense and the ability to challenge UConn, the Huskies’ depth and offensive versatility are likely to prevail. San Diego State’s ATS record of 13-19 suggests they often struggle to cover the spread, which could be indicative of their challenges when facing top-tier teams like UConn. The Aztecs’ road record of 5-8 also raises concerns about their performance in away games, especially in high-stakes environments. Given these factors, along with UConn’s proven track record this season, a moneyline bet on the Connecticut Huskies is the prudent choice for this Sweet 16 showdown.

The Pick: Connecticut Huskies -650. (Barstool)