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Connecticut vs SDSU Player Props & Picks for March Madness Final

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in College Basketball

Updated Apr 3, 2023 · 6:00 AM PDT

Adama Sanogo controls ball vs defender
Apr 1, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Connecticut Huskies forward Adama Sanogo (21) controls the ball against Miami (Fl) Hurricanes forward Norchad Omier (15) during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Player props for the National Championship Game between the UConn Huskies and San Diego State Aztecs are live
  • Huskies’ big man Adama Sanogo has the highest totals set for both scoring and rebounding
  • Don’t miss the best March Madness player props to bet for the National Championship

Hands up if your preseason March Madness odds had the UConn Huskies taking on the San Diego State Aztecs in the NCAA Tournament Final.

Perhaps in theory, but hard to imagine anyone had money on either UConn (+7500) or SDSU (+6000) and those distant preseason odds eventually winding to the title final in Houston.

Thankfully, we aren’t barred from betting on the big game, and can really cash in if we look at the player prop market.

Don’t forget to check the UConn vs SDSU preview, but let’s dive into the props and share a few of our favorite picks.

UConn vs San Diego State Player Props

Player Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Adama Sanogo (CONN) 15.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105) 7.5 (Ov -135 / Un -105) 0.5 (Ov -225/ Un +165) 1.5 (Ov +145 / Un -200)
Alex Karaban (CONN) 7.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110) 4.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110) 1.5 (Ov +155 / Un -215) OFF
Andre Jackson (CONN) 7.5 (Ov +105/ Un -140) 5.5 (Ov -140 / Un +105) 5.5 (Ov +110 / Un -150) 0.5 (Ov -130 / Un -105)
Darrion Trammell (SDSU) 9.5 (Ov -125/ Un -105) 2.5 (Ov -105 / Un -125) 1.5 (Ov -185 / Un +135) 1.5 (Ov +115 / Un -150)
Jaedon LeDee (SDSU) 7.5 (Ov -130/ Un +100) 5.5 (Ov +110 / Un -150) OFF OFF
Joey Calcaterra (CONN) OFF 1.5 (Ov +150 / Un -200) OFF 0.5 (Ov -250 / Un +185)
Jordan Hawkins (CONN) 14.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105) 3.5 (Ov +120 / Un -160) 1.5 (Ov +175 / Un -245) 2.5 (Ov -105 / Un -125)
Keshad Johnson (SDSU) 6.5 (Ov -105 / Un -125) 4.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120) OFF OFF
Lamont Butler (SDSU) 8.5 (Ov -125 / Un -105) 2.5 (Ov -155 / Un +115) 2.5 (Ov -140 / Un +105) 0.5 (Ov -180 / Un +135)
Matt Bradley (SDSU) 12.5 (Ov -130 / Un -105) 3.5 (Ov -150 / Un +115) 1.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120) 1.5 (Ov +125 / Un -165)
Micah Parrish (SDSU) 6.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 3.5 (Ov -150 / Un +115) OFF 1.5 (Ov +125 / Un -165)
Nahiem Alleyne (CONN) 6.5 (Ov +110 / Un -150) 1.5 (Ov +175 / Un -240) OFF 0.5 (Ov -205 / Un +155)
Nathan Mensah (SDSU) OFF 5.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) OFF OFF
Tristen Newton (CONN) 9.5 (Ov -120 / Un -110) 4.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115) 4.5 (Ov -145 / Un +110) 0.5 (Ov -220 / Un +160)

Only two players have a scoring total set in double digits, and they’re both Huskies: big man Adama Sanogo (15.5) and Jordan Hawkins (14.5).

Sanogo also has the highest rebound total at 7.5, but a pair of Aztecs, Jaedon LeDee and Nathan Mensah are also expected to have a decent rebounding output with each set at 5.5.

We’re going to focus our attention on some props that seem to overlook what’s been transpiring on the court, beginning with a senior guard who’s been strong on the glass despite his 5’10” frame.

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UConn vs SDSU Prop #1: Darrion Trammell Rebounds

Save for a 25-point blowout win over Furman, Trammell has been a boon on the glass for San Diego State, crossing his total for the title game four times in five tournament games.

He grabbed five rebounds each in a Sweet 16 win over Alabama and an Elite 8 victory over Creighton. Trammell’s scoring has been good, too scoring a tourney-high 21 against ‘Bama, 13 points vs Furman in Round 2 and 12 against Creighton.

That’s been sandwiched in between just five points in a First Round win over Charleston and five against FAU in the Final Four. The scoring bounce back is definitely possible against the Huskies, with a 9.5 total set, but we’ll stick with the consistent board work for the win.

Pick: Darrion Trammell OVER 2.5 Rebounds (-105) 

UConn vs SDSU Prop #2: Adama Sanogo Rebounds

You’ve got to believe the books overlooked this one, or they are confident San Diego State’s game plan will be centered on containing the UConn big man.

The Huskies are 10th in rebounding in the NCAA, while the Aztecs check in at 83rd. Sanogo is a big part of that stat, and he’s been a beast all tournament, registering three double-doubles during March Madness, and grabbing at least eight boards in every game of the tournament.

He’s coming off a brilliant 25-point, 10-rebound, 2-block night in the domination of Miami in the Final Four, after a 10-point, 10-board outing in a blowout of Gonzaga in the Elite Eight.

SDSU has at least four regulars that check in at 6’7″ or taller, and their defense is legit, so they’ll throw every wrinkle possible at Sanogo to slow him down. While it might help slow his scoring, Sango should still work the glass as usual.

Pick: Adama Sanogo OVER 7.5 Rebounds (-135)

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