San Diego State vs Syracuse March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2021

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 11th-seeded Syracuse Orange (16-9) hit the court as 2.5-point underdogs against the No. 6 seed San Diego State Aztecs (23-4) on Friday. The contest tips off at 9:40 PM ET on CBS. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 6-11 matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

San Diego State Betting Information

  • San Diego State is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 14-12.
  • The Aztecs are 11-10 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • In 53.8% of its games this season (14/26), San Diego State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Aztecs got a team-high 14 points from Matt Mitchell on the way to a 68-57 win over Utah State on Saturday. They were favored by 2 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 125 points to go under the 127.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

San Diego State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Matt Mitchell 24 15.4 5.5 1.9 1.5 0.3 1.3
Jordan Schakel 27 14.3 4.4 1.0 1.0 0.1 2.9
Terrell Gomez 27 8.8 1.5 2.3 1.0 0.0 1.9
Nathan Mensah 27 8.2 6.1 0.6 0.6 1.4 0.0
Trey Pulliam 27 7.2 3.0 3.4 1.3 0.0 0.4

Syracuse Betting Information

  • With a 10-12 record ATS, Syracuse has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • For the 13th time this season, the Orange are at least a 2.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 5-7 against the spread.
  • 12 of the Orange 22 games (54.5%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Orange fell 72-69 to Virginia in their last outing on Thursday. Buddy Boeheim scored a team-high 31 points in the loss. They covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 130 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Syracuse Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Buddy Boeheim 22 17.2 2.4 2.8 1.3 0.0 2.9
Alan Griffin 25 14.6 6.4 2.0 1.3 1.8 2.2
Quincy Guerrier 25 14.4 8.7 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.8
Marek Dolezaj 25 9.9 5.4 3.1 1.2 0.8 0.0
Joseph Girard III 25 9.5 2.8 3.4 1.5 0.1 1.6

Total Facts

  • San Diego State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup point total (139.5 points) in 29.6% of opportunities (eight out of 27 matchups).
  • 17 Syracuse games this year (68% of its matchups) ended with a final score higher than Friday’s over/under of 139.5 points.
  • The total for the matchup of 139.5 is 10.4 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Aztecs (74.1 points per game) and the Orange (75.8 points per game).
  • This matchup’s point total is 8.2 more points than the 131.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Aztecs games is 134.6 points, 4.9 fewer than the over/under of 139.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 7.1 points separates the average total points bet in Orange games (146.6 points) and this game’s over/under (139.5 points).

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