San Diego State vs. Yale Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The No. 5 seed San Diego State Aztecs (25-10) take to the court against the No. 13 seed Yale Bulldogs (23-9) with a Sweet 16 berth in the East Region of the bracket on the line on Sunday at Spokane Arena.

The Aztecs square off against the Bulldogs in a game that San Diego State is currently a favorite by 5.5 points. The matchup has an over/under of 131.5.

San Diego State vs. Yale Odds

Point Spread for San Diego State vs. Yale

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing San Diego State as the favorite.

San Diego State vs. Yale Moneyline

As for the moneyline, San Diego State has -245 odds to pick up the win, while Yale is listed at +200 to claim victory.

San Diego State vs. Yale Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 131.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Arena: Spokane Arena

San Diego State vs. Yale Betting Trends

San Diego State is 13-20-0 against the spread this year. The Aztecs have come away with 20 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the moneyline favorites in this season. San Diego State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 16 times in 30 opportunities (53.3%).

Against the spread, Yale is 16-11-3 this season. The Bulldogs have won 28.6% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (2-5). Yale’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 17 times in 30 opportunities (56.7%).

San Diego State vs. Yale Key Players to Watch

San Diego State

Jaedon LeDee posts 21.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.4 assists, shooting 55.9% from the field. Micah Parrish posts 9.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 38.9% from the field and 29.4% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Lamont Butler puts up 9.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Reese Waters posts 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Yale

Danny Wolf is averaging team highs in points (14.2 per game) and rebounds (9.7). And he is contributing 2.3 assists, making 47.5% of his shots from the floor. Bez Mbeng is the Bulldogs’ top assist man (4.1 per game), and he posts 11.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. John Poulakidas is putting up 13.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, making 45.3% of his shots from the field and 40.5% from beyond the arc, with 2.5 treys per game. Matt Knowling is putting up 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, making 56.7% of his shots from the field.

What you need to know about the San Diego State Aztecs

The Aztecs are posting 74.4 points per game (152nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 66.5 points per contest (30th-ranked). San Diego State is dominating in terms of rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in boards ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ( per contest).

With 6.9 treys per game, San Diego State is 228th in the nation. It sports a 31.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 320th in college basketball. With a 30.6% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Aztecs are 22nd-best in the country. They rank 126th in college basketball by giving up 6.7 threes per contest.

The Aztecs have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. San Diego State has hit the over in three of its last 10 games. San Diego State has been racking up 71.4 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 74.4 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. San Diego State’s defense has been more stingy as of late, as the team has given up 65.8 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 66.5 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

What you need to know about the Yale Bulldogs

With 75.3 points scored per game and 66.9 points conceded, the Bulldogs are 122nd in college basketball on offense and 45th defensively. On the glass, Yale is best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds allowed ( per game).

At 7.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc, Yale is 191st and 128th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. In 2023-24, the Bulldogs are 225th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (7.4 per game) and 152nd in defensive 3-point percentage (33.5%).

The Bulldogs have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-3-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Yale has hit the over five times. Over its past 10 games, Yale is posting 73.4 points per contest, 1.9 fewer points than its season average (75.3). While the Bulldogs are giving up 66.9 points per game in 2023-24, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 67.0 points per contest.

San Diego State vs. Yale Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is San Diego State, and we expect that San Diego State will cover the spread (San Diego State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131.5 points.

How to bet San Diego State vs. Yale

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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