UConn Establishes Advantage Over San Diego State in NCAA Championship Contest

Only two teams remain in the hunt for the NCAA men’s college basketball championship, and the final will take place Monday evening in Houston, Texas. UConn is currently the favorite to win, with #4 UConn at -7.5 points against #5 San Diego State. Early money has been backing the Huskies since Vegas opened the championship line on Saturday evening. San Diego State is now getting +7.5 points, with a moneyline of +290, while UConn is -350 to win the title. The points total in the game is currently 132 over/under, up from the 130.5 o/u when it was initially opened.

San Diego State is the only team in the Final Four who were ranked according to the preseason AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll, starting the season at #19 and entering March Madness at #18. The Aztecs defeated #12 Charleston, #13 Furman, #1 Alabama, #6 Creighton, and #3 Kansas State to earn their first-ever trip to the Final Four. Afterwards, they pulled off an unlikely 72-71 victory against Florida Atlantic on a buzzer beater from guard Lamon Butler, who only averaged 8.7 points per game during the season.

UConn, ranked #10 in the nation at the end of the regular season, has made an incredible run to the championship game. They won all five of their March Madness games by at least 23 points and are now 26-11-1 ATS for the season. Miami, the #16 team in the country, was their last victim, with UConn winning 72-59. UConn forward Adama Sanogo led all scorers with 21 points, also hauling down ten rebounds and blocking two shots.

At the start of the tournament, San Diego State had +6000 odds to win March Madness, while UConn was +1600. Those numbers have now shifted to +380 and -125 respectively. Will UConn be able to continue their impressive run and win the title? Or will San Diego State pull off another upset? Find out on Monday evening.