NCAA Tournament Sportsbook Reviews Betting Tip NC State Wolfpack versus San Diego St Aztecs
It has been a relatively long gap between tournament appearances for the NC State Wolfpack as they face San Diego St. in the round of 64 today. You can find spreads and totals for this game and others at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Wolfpack has been an enigma all season and did just enough in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament to impress the committee and earn an at-large birth. The up ended Boston College and Virginia in the tourney before losing a heartbreaker to UNC in the semifinals by a score of 69-67. The Wolfpack’s bid was surely helped by the fact that they played the 28 toughest schedule in the country and finished fourth in the ACC regular season. Their non-conference slate featured wins over Texas and St. Bonaventure, whom are both tournament teams. The strength of NC State’s game is their well-rounded offense which averages 73 points per game. Although their defense has struggled at times they have been picked up by an offense that saw 5 different Wolfpack players average in double figures this season.
San Diego St. on the other hand comes into the tournament being ranked in the top 25 virtually all season and they shared the Mountain West regular season title with New Mexico. They would lose to the Lobos in the MWC championship game by a score of 68-59 which actually ended a 6 game winning streak by the Aztecs. SDSU played the 68 toughest schedule overall and their non-conference featured wins over tournament teams Cal, Long Beach St. They were also solid in conference only losing 4 games the entire way. Despite losing a lot of contributors off of a very solid team last season the Aztecs still maintain a well-rounded game and feature some excellent players. The best of which are Jamal Franklin who is averaging 17 points and 8 rebounds per game and Chase Tapley who averages a solid 15.7 points per game himself.
Both teams can really put the ball in the hole and the one glaring difference between the teams is the Aztecs are much better defensively.
This is a tough one to call and to be honest we find it kind of strange that the higher ranked team is the dog here, but we like NC State in a close one and prior to making your bet check out the best