San Diego State Could Be An NCAA Betting Value?
A two-seeded SDSU might be a bettors dream.
Time to buy SDSU stock
The Mountain West tournament had a result that was less than expected with Utah State upsetting No. 1 seed San Diego State, 59-56. That loss is not great for the Aztecs who were likely to clinch a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament had they topped the Aggies.
Now, all the Aztecs can do is wait and see if teams like Dayton, Gonzaga or others who are projected to be a No. 1 seed falter.
According to the NCAA Tournament odds here, the Aztecs were +1400 as of March 6 which is good for sixth overall. However, that is before the Mountain West title game they lost. It seems likely those odds will decrease so just wait a few days for new odds.
What the Aztecs do now is watch the rest of the conference tournament this week to see who will win or falter in the pressure cooker that can be one-and-done tournaments. That could be a very long and stressful week for San Diego State while they wait where they could be seeded.
What could change the odds, either way, are if the Aztecs get a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Claiming a top seed will send them out East Coast with a potential Regional Final at Madison Square Garden with fewer fans and longer travel. However, if the Aztecs drop to a No. 2 seed would place them in Los Angeles at the Staples Center and give them a pretty sizable home court advantage if they matchup with with a No. 1 seed.
All of these things are to consider if you want to wager now or later on the Aztecs. With the loss in the Mountain West finals, it seems more likely than not that San Diego State’s odds will be worse but that could be an amazing value if they are placed out West.