The No. 8 San Diego State Aztecs return to March Madness for a sixth straight year despite failing to cover in five of their last seven outings.
The Aztecs suffered a disappointing 45-43 loss in the Mountain West Tournament final, losing outright as six-point betting favorites, but still enter the NCAA Tournament with an 8-2 SU record in their last 10 games. They are sightly favored over St. John's, according to midweek betting lines at BetOnline.
The Aztecs are 3-2 SU and ATS in their last five March Madness contests, and have been pegged as betting favorites in seven of their last nine NCAA Tournament matchups. While the UNDER has prevailed in seven of San Diego State's last nine, the OVER is 6-2 in the Aztecs' last eight March Madness games.
The No. 9 St, John's Red Storm will be looking for their first March Madness victory since 2000. The squad saw their recent 7-1 SU run end with a pair of devastating SU and ATS losses, a 105-68 loss to the Villanova Wildcats in their regular season finale followed by a 74-57 loss to Providence as one-point favorites in the Big East Tournament semi-final.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Diego State Aztecs bring a 26-8 record (14-18 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-11 Red Storm, who are 13-15-2 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed San Diego State go 11-17 so far and the St. John's Red Storm go 15-14-1.
This game puts the San Diego State Aztecs, most recently No. 25 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the St. John's Red Storm, who rate No. 194 in the latest survey.
How St. John's Red Storm vs San Diego State Aztecs Stats Matchup
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting St. John's Red Storm rank No. 90 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.41 per game. That compares with San Diego State’s No. 101 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Diego State is college basketball's No. 207-ranked team at 5.24 per game, while the St. John's Red Storm rate No. 153 with 6.09 per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Rysheed Jordan scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 74-57 to Providence at Madison Square Garden on Thursday).
The Aztecs got 13 points from Malik Pope, but it was Wyoming that prevailed in a 45-43 final on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center.
San Diego State vs St. Johns Betting Trends:
San Diego State 8-2 SU final 10 games of season
St. John’s 0-5 ATS past five tournament games
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