San Diego State vs UCONN Prediction - National Championship Picks 4/3/23

Connecticut Huskies (30-8) vs San Diego State Aztecs (32-6)

Game Info: Monday, April 3, 2023 at 9:20 pm (NRG Stadium)

Betting Odds: Connecticut Huskies -7.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego State Aztecs and UConn Huskies face off on Monday in the college basketball National Championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston. 

San Diego State Betting Preview

San Diego State was a bit of an afterthought heading into the tournament, but they are only one win away from winning the title. San Diego State comes into this game with a 32-6 record and they have gone 19-16-2 record overall. So far in the tournament, San Digo State has knocked off Charleston, Furman, Alabama, Creighton, and Florida Atlantic. Against FAU it was Lamont Butler that hit the game winning to secure the one-point victory. Matt Bradley is having a strong season averaging 12.7 points while shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

UConn Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the UConn Huskies who sit with a 30-8 record and they have gone 26-11-1 against the spread. So far in the tournament, they have knocked off Iona, Saint Mary’s, Arkansas, Gonzaga, and Miami. The defense was elite in the last game giving up only 59 points, and that was the difference. Adama Sanogo had a strong game finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds. UConn is averaging 78.6 points while their defense is giving up 64.3 points per game. Adam Sanoga has been the top player for the Huskies averaging 17.2 points while shooting 60.7 percent from the field. 

San Diego State vs UConn Trends 

San Diego State is 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven games following an against the spread win. UConn is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games played on a neutral site. The under is 4-0 in Aztecs last 4 games following an against the spread loss.

Shane’s Free Pick

UConn has been dominant so far in the NCAA tournament, and it’s not going t be any different here. In the last game the defense gave up only 59 points and their defense is going to step up again in this game. San Diego State is going to finish with only 60 or 61 points, and UConn is going to get the job done. I expect is going to win this game by at least 15 points.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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