San Diego State Aztecs winners of the 2023 March Madness South Region

March Madness South Region Odds: Aztecs Win South By Defeating ’Bama & Creighton

After San Diego State shocked the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sweet 16, the South Region was up for grabs between the No. 5 Aztecs and No. 6 Creighton Bluejays. The Aztecs, who opened with +875 odds to win the South, squeaked past the Bluejays 57-56 as +120 underdogs in the regional final. After an exhilarating buzzer-beater victory in the Final Four, San Diego State would go on to the national championship game and fall 76-59 to the No. 4 Connecticut Huskies. 

This season’s March Madness is underway and the South Region bracket has been shaken up.

The oddsboard has shifted thanks to a couple of shocking upsets during the Madness, including the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats falling to the No. 15 Princeton Tigers 59-55. Arizona entered as massive -1200 chalk on the moneyline and was favored by 14.5 points. No. 1 Alabama was just shown the door in the Sweet Sixteen by No. 5 San Diego in a 71-64 effort. Now, no No. 1 seeds remain in the Big Dance. 

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve definitely seen the wild outcome of No. 4 Virginia vs No. 13 Furman, where a last-second, preventable turnover resulted in the Cavaliers’ 68-67 loss to the Paladins. 

Now the South is down to four teams. Who takes it?

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Who Will Win The March Madness South Region?

March Madness South Region Odds
San Diego State+120

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South Region Betting Odds & Favorite: San Diego State (+120)

The way I look at it, the only side that has a chance against solid offensive groups is the best defensive side in the region. And that’s San Diego State with the 25th-best defense in the country. 

The Aztecs have allowed 63.1 points per game this season. In the March Madness tournament, they’ve allowed 54.5 points against Furman and Charleston, the 12th- and 16th-ranked offenses in the nation. Now, they’re riding on an all-time high after knocking out the national championship favorites. The Aztecs were +250 on the moneyline to beat the Crimson Tide in their Sweet 16 matchup. After picking off the Tide, these Aztecs must be feeling like they can take down anybody.

March Madness South Region Historical Betting Records & Information

If you’re the type of bettor who loves to look at historical results to help with your March Madness handicapping, you’re not alone. It shouldn’t be used as a sole reason to make a bet but it’s hard to predict the future without knowing your history.

Here’s a look at the March Madness South Region results since the 2010 season:

March Madness South Region Betting History
SeasonNo. 1 SeedSouth Region Winner (Seed)
2023AlabamaSan Diego State (#5)
2022ArizonaVillanova (#2)
2021BaylorBaylor (#1)
2019VirginiaVirginia (#1)
2018VirginiaLoyola Chicago (#11)
2017North CarolinaNorth Carolina (#1)
2016KansasVillanova (#2)
2015DukeDuke (#1)
2014FloridaFlorida (#1)
2013KansasMichigan (#4)
2012KentuckyKentucky (#1)
2011KansasVCU (#11)
2010DukeDuke (#1)

March Madness South Region Odds FAQ

Where can I bet on the odds to win the South Region for March Madness?

Like most college basketball futures, you can bet on the winner of the South Region for March Madness at most popular online sportsbooks. Odds Shark’s experts have compiled and reviewed a list of the best March Madness Betting Sites to help you find the best site to place your wager and win.

How should I bet on the South odds for March Madness?

If you are looking to place a futures bet on the winner of the South Region, you should take into consideration both the chances a team has to win and their potential odds value. Odds Shark’s How to Bet on March Madness guide has in-depth strategies and tips on how to successfully bet on the NCAAB Tournament this year.