No. 7 seed San Diego State will play its opening game as a slight favorite on the betting odds against No. 10 seed Oklahoma when the action tips off on Friday night.
The Aztecs are just 1-5 ATS in their past six games, and the UNDER has gone 4-1 in San Diego's past five games.
The Sooners are 7-3 ATS in their past ten games, while the total has been dominated by the OVER at 10-1 in Oklahoma's past 11 games.
The Aztecs sport records of 22-10 and 13-13-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Sooners have 20-11 and 17-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-11-2 for the Aztecs and 17-7-1 for the Sooners.
Bettors looking to go with the Aztecs in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu at TopBet. The total was at 134 at Sportsbook.ag by mid-week.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Aztecs and the No. 36-rated Sooners in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-72 win for the Aztecs on Friday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sooners rank No. 79 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.7 per game. That compares with San Diego State’s No. 75 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Diego State is college basketball's No. 199-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Sooners rate No. 299 with 5 per game.
Defensively, Oklahoma features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 125 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 73-66 loser as they battled Iowa State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Oklahoma suffered a 73-66 loss against Iowa State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Romero Osby in a losing effort at Sprint Center.
San Diego State lost its last outing, a 60-50 result against New Mexico on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. San Diego State suffered a 60-50 loss against New Mexico on Friday, getting 14 points from Xavier Thames in a losing effort at Thomas & Mack Center.
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing New Mexico are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Sooners at Aztecs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego State's last 5 games
San Diego State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games