The Mountain West Quarterfinals get underway Thursday afternoon with a big mismatch on paper. Colorado State, the eighth seed, will look to pull off the surprising upset over top seed San Diego State. Below is our college basketball best bet for Colorado State vs San Diego State.
Colorado State vs San Diego State Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||San Diego State -8.5|
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This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Why Bet on San Diego State:
✅ San Diego State is the eighth best defensive team in the country and the will make life difficult for the Rams in this one.
✅ The Aztecs have won seven of their last eight games of the regular season.
✅ Colorado State is 1-10 in Quad One games this year.
Colorado State Rams: Can the Rams Pull Off the Upset?
Colorado State was a good team in non-conference play, but they fell off a cliff in conference play. The Rams have been playing better of late as they have won three of their last four games and four of their last six.
Against San Diego State this season, Colorado State lost by 19 points on the road and six points at home. This one should be more similar to their tough home defeat.
San Diego State Aztecs: Five Seed Incoming?
San Diego State finished their regular season with a routine 67-50 home win over Wyoming. The Aztecs scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back as they dominated this game from start to finish. Wyoming lost the first half by 12 points and the second by five. San Diego State led by as many as 23 points, never trailed in the game, and covered the -14.5-point spread.
Jaedon LeDee had 21 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and two blocks off the bench. Adam Seiko added 14 points, one rebound, two assists, and two steals in the victory.
After 30 games, San Diego is scoring 72.9 points per game, shooting 45.2% from the field, and assisting on 137 made shots. The Aztecs are allowing 64.4 points, grabbing 35.3 rebounds, blocking 3.5 shots, and stealing the ball 7.4 times.