San Diego State vs. UAB: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 22, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The San Diego State Aztecs (24-10) will meet the UAB Blazers (23-11) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday at 1:45 PM ET at Spokane Arena. Jaedon LeDee and Yaxel Lendenborg are the players to watch for the Aztecs and Blazers, respectively. Friday’s matchup between the Aztecs and the Blazers features the Aztecs as healthy 6.5-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is 140.

San Diego State vs. UAB Betting Lines

San Diego State vs UAB Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
San Diego State -6.5 140 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick San Diego State (-6.5)
Total Pick Over (140)

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San Diego State vs. UAB Stat Rankings

San Diego State Avg. (Rank) UAB Avg. (Rank)
74.6 (147th) Points Scored 77.8 (66th)
66.6 (36th) Points Allowed 75.2 (275th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.6 (52nd) Off. Rebounds 11.7 (19th)
6.9 (227th) 3pt Made 6.1 (303rd)
13.1 (169th) Assists 13.5 (138th)
10.5 (103rd) Turnovers 11.2 (182nd)

San Diego State vs. UAB Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Aztecs are 13-19-0 this season.
  • San Diego State is 7-9 ATS as 6.5-point favorites or more.
  • Out of 32 Aztecs games so far this year, 16 have hit the over.
  • San Diego State’s games have had more than 140 points scored on 16 occasions this season.
  • The point total average for Aztecs games this season is 141.1, 1.1 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • UAB’s record against the spread is 20-12-1.
  • The Blazers’ ATS record as 6.5-point underdogs or more is 4-1.
  • This year, 16 of San Diego State’s 32 games have hit the over.
  • There have been 27 Blazers games this year with more than 140 points scored.
  • The average total points scored in UAB’s games this year (140) is 13.1 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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San Diego State Impact Players

  • LeDee posts 21.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.4 assists, shooting 55.7% from the field.
  • Micah Parrish is averaging 9.6 points, 1.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
  • Lamont Butler posts 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, shooting 41.8% from the floor.
  • Reese Waters is putting up 10.0 points, 1.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest.
  • Darrion Trammell is tops on his squad in assists per contest (3.3), and also puts up 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

UAB Impact Players

  • Lendenborg is the Blazers’ top scorer (13.9 points per game) and rebounder (10.6, ninth in college basketball), and produces 2.1 assists.
  • Eric Gaines is putting up a team-high 5.4 assists per game. He’s also contributing 12.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, hitting 39.5% of his shots from the floor, and 27.5% from 3-point range resulting in 1.1 triples per game.
  • Javian Davis-Fleming is averaging 9.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 56.3% of his shots from the floor.
  • The Blazers receive 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from A. Vasquez.
  • C. Coleman is putting up 7.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest, making 54.6% of his shots from the floor.

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