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San Diego State vs UConn Opening Odds for National Championship Game

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in College Basketball

Updated Apr 1, 2023 · 8:32 PM PDT

San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee celebrating
Apr 1, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee (13) celebrates after their win against the Florida Atlantic Owls in the semifinals of the Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • UConn is a 5.5-point opening favorite over San Diego in the NCAA Tournament national champion game Monday night in Houston
  • UConn is looking for its fourth NCAA title while San Diego State is in the final for the first time
  • A look at the opening San Diego State vs UConn odds can be found below

UConn has opened as a 5.5-point favorite over San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament national championship game Monday night at NRG Stadium in Houston.

San Diego State (32-6, 19-17-1 ATS) advanced by edging Florida Atlantic 72-71 on Saturday in the first semifinal at the Final Four. In the second semi, UConn (30-8, 25-12 ATS) defeated Miami 72-59.

The title game is set to tip off at 9:20 p.m. ET and be televised by CBS.

National Championship Game Opening Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
San Diego State +195 +5.5 (-110) Over 135.5 (-110)
UConn -230 -5.5 (-110) Under 135.5 (-110)

The Huskies are -230 to win on the moneyline while the Aztecs come back as a +195 underdog to win their first national championship in school history. The game total has opened at 135.5.

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San Diego State Wins Dramatically

Lamont Butler’s jumper at the buzzer lifted San Diego State over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. That capped the Aztecs’ rally from a 14-point deficit in their first-ever Final Four game.

Matt Bradley led San Diego State with 21 points and made 4 of 8 three-point attempts. Jaedon LeDee scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench.

San Diego State is on a nine-game winning streak and has won 15 of its last 16 games.

The Aztecs opened the tournament by beating Charleston 63-57 and Furman 75-52. In the South Region semifinals, San Diego State posted a 71-64 victory over overall #1 seed Alabama in the semifinals before defeating Creighton 57-56 in the final.

San Diego State won both the Mountain West Conference regular-season and tournament titles.

UConn Rolls Into Title Game

Adama Sanogo had a double-double with 21 points and 10 points to lead UConn over Miami on Saturday night. Jordan Hawkins added 13 points despite being slowed by illness.

The Huskies shot 50% (28 of 56) and held Miami to 32.3% (20 of 62).

UConn has won 11 of its last 12 games. The Huskies will be looking to capture their fourth national championship after cutting down the nets after the 1999, 2011 and 2014 tournaments.

UConn beat Iona 87-63 and Saint Mary’s 70-55 to begin the NCAAs. The Huskies then routed Arkansas 88-65 in the West Region semifinals before rolling over Gonzaga 82-54 in the championship game.

In the regular season, UConn finished fourth in the Big East. The Huskies then lost in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

Movement on the Line?

Considering UConn has won each of its five games in the tournament by a minimum of 13 points, the 5.5-point line seems a little low. Look for early money to go on the Huskies and drive the line up by at least a point.

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