Diamond Head Classic odds preview
The Diamond Head Classic college basketball betting event continues on Sunday with No. 18 San Diego State taking on Indiana State as a favorite on the hoops odds in Honolulu.
The Aztecs easily topped San Francisco 80-58 as an 11-point favorite in their opening game of the tournament on Saturday, while the Sycamores upset Mississippi 87-85 in overtime as a 9-point underdog on the college basketball betting lines in the first round.
Supporters of the Sycamores have watched them go 6-3 and 3-3 ATS on the year, while the Aztecs are at 10-1 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Aztecs are 4-2, while the Sycamores have a 4-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 78-ranked Aztecs and the No. 110-rated Sycamores in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-70 win for the Aztecs on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego State's No. 75 nationally ranked offense (73.5 points per game) against a Sycamores defense that sits as the No. 189 at 66.9 PPG. The Aztecs have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Sycamores have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Indiana State, they were an 87-85 winner as they battled Mississippi at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Manny Arop went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Indiana State over Mississippi, 87-85, on Saturday at Stan Sheriff Center.
San Diego State won its last outing, an 80-58 result against San Francisco on December 22. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Aztecs blew out San Francisco on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-58 win at Stan Sheriff Center.
Indiana State home to Illinois State, Sunday, December 30
San Diego State home to CS Bakersfield, Wednesday, January 2