- National Championship betting odds have shifted ahead of the matchup between the UConn Huskies and San Diego State Aztecs.
- Sportsbooks for March Madness moved the total from 129.5 to 132.5 while also making UConn a -7.5-point favorite after opening with the Huskies as -6.0-point favorites.
- Despite the odds for the National Championship changing, bets on the over and UConn to cover are likely the best bets ahead of tip-off.
HOUSTON – National Championship betting odds between the UConn Huskies and San Diego State Aztecs have shifted ahead of the 9:20 EST tip-off, with the total rising from 129.5 to 132.5 and the spread moving the Huskies’ way from -6.0 to -7.5.
National Championship Betting Odds – UConn vs San Diego State
|San Diego State (#5)||+7.5 (-110)||+290||O132.5 (-110)|
|Connecticut (#4)||-7.5 (-110)||-380||U132.5 (-110)|
Odds for the National Championship Moving
March Madness betting odds for the total and spread shifted as the public began to buy more and more into the UConn Huskies.
A short breakdown of each team’s statistical profiles in March Madness indicates that why bettors have favored the Dan Hurley-coached Huskies.
March Madness Stats for the National Championship Game
|Statistic:||UConn:||San Diego State:|
|Points Per Game||79.8||69.6|
|Avg. Margin of Victory||20.6||7.6|
With UConn 10.0 points per game better than San Diego State in both points per game and margin of victory, the statistics say that legal sports betting sites had to bump the spread and total of the game up, and likely should have weighted their odds more towards UConn to begin with.
Betting on UConn’s Statistical Profile
Despite the line movement for the National Championship at college basketball betting sites, betting on UConn to cover and the score to go over the 132.5 is still likely the best bet to wrap up the college basketball season.
UConn has won every game by at least 13 points, while San Diego State has continued to narrowly advance with back-to-back wins by one point.
Similarly, UConn has averaged nearly 20 points per game more than San Diego State has allowed per game.
With that dominant offense that has been led by Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins, the Huskies should have no problem scoring enough points to both cover and have the total go over 132.5.
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