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Underdog UAB Spread Pick vs San Diego State

The NCAA Tournament is the most exciting time for college basketball, and the matchup between 12th-seeded UAB and fifth seed San Diego State is a big reason for that. March Madness betting odds for this game favor San Diego State, but UAB has a chance to cause some problems.

In the American Athletic Conference tournament, the Blazers went on a run, winning three straight games, beating Temple 85-69 in the championship to punch their ticket to the dance. On the other hand, the Aztecs reached the Mountain West championship but fell short against New Mexico 68-61.

Underdog UAB Spread Pick vs San Diego State
Underdog UAB Spread Pick vs San Diego State

UAB vs San Diego State Game Information

  • Game: UAB (23-11) vs San Diego State (24-10)
  • Location: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, WA
  • Day/Time: Friday, March 22, 1:45 p.m. ET
  • UAB vs San Diego State Live Stream: TBS.com

 

This game is certainly one that could complicate NCAA basketball odds today. UAB’s season as a whole is not something to get super excited about, but it has gotten hot at the right time. San Diego State has been more consistent this season but seems to be sliding slightly.

UAB vs San Diego State Odds and Spreads

 

UAB vs San Diego State Score Prediction

San Diego State 71, UAB 66

 

  • Blazers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
  • Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
  • Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.
  • Aztecs are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Aztecs are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.
  • Aztecs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
  • Under is 7-1 in Aztecs last 8 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.
  • Under is 9-2 in Aztecs last 11 neutral site games as an underdog.

 

 

UAB vs San Diego State ATS Pick: UAB +7

There are several reasons why UAB is a good option to cover the college basketball spread. One of the most significant reasons has nothing to do with UAB and more with San Diego State’s struggles to cover spreads.

On the season, San Diego State has a record of 13-18-1 ATS. That gets even worse when looking at the Aztecs’ recent games, covering only one spread over the previous six games. In those six games, the Aztecs were favored in all of them, like they will be against UAB.

That is another reason why UAB has a chance to cover college basketball lines. The line is large for this game, especially with how hot the Blazers have been recently. Over the last six games, the largest spread that San Diego State was favored by was 6½ points, which it failed to cover in a 79-77 overtime loss to Boise State.

Finally, in UAB’s run to the American Athletic Conference championship, it won five straight, covering the spread in each game. Only once in that five-game stretch were the Blazers underdogs, which was in the tournament’s semifinal when they beat South Florida 93-83.

 

 

UAB vs San Diego State Over/Under Pick: Under 139½

Even though UAB should be able to cover this game’s spread and keep things close, San Diego State will still be in control. Given the Aztecs’ defense, that will lean college basketball picks toward taking the under.

The Aztecs allow 66.8 points overall and 65.8 against conference opponents, the lowest in the Mountain West. San Diego State should still manage to beat UAB and avoid an upset by playing at a slower pace like it has all season, which could lead to a low-scoring game.

 

 

UAB vs San Diego State Player Prop Pick: Alejandro Vasquez Over 10.5 points (-134)

While the odds for this pick could be better, it seems like a lock that Alejandro Vasquez will hit the over on his points total. Recently, he has been one of the hottest scorers on UAB, playing a significant role in its run to the American Athletic Conference championship. Vasquez scored 29 points in the championship game, helping the Blazers secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Including a game in which he played only five minutes and did not score, Vasquez is averaging 16.7 over the last seven games.

 

 

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Questions Of The Day

Does UAB have a chance to upset San Diego State?


With how San Diego State plays defense, it will be hard for UAB to get an upset, but it will keep the game close enough to cover the spread.

Can San Diego State make another deep run in the NCAA tournament?


After reaching the national championship game last season, San Diego State might have to rely on its defense again to make another deep run.

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