San Diego State Basketball Odds

San Diego State basketball odds, from playca.com

Last year, the  San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team made a historic run. After winning their first five games of the 2023 March Madness tournament, including the Final Four, the Aztecs made their first national championship game in school history.

As the No. 5 seed coming out of the South region, they played UConn, which was the No. 4 seed from the West region. The Aztecs would fall short, losing to UConn 76-59.

SDSU was already a Mountain West Conference power that found its place on the basketball map thanks to one particularly famous alumnus: Kawhi Leonard.

In 2023, the Aztecs made their 15th NCAA Tournament appearance. Additionally, they won their ninth Mountain West Conference regular-season title and their eighth Mountain West tournament championship. Their fanbase will make SDSU basketball odds a popular option when legal California sports betting arrives.

Will the Aztecs make another good run in 2024? Below, check the latest San Diego State basketball game lines and championship odds, plus more on the Aztecs’ program.

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San Diego State national championship game odds

Here are the latest betting lines for San Diego State Aztecs games. This includes the moneyline, point spread and total line for the next San Diego State Aztecs basketball game.

How to bet on SDSU basketball games online

You can’t legally bet on San Diego State games in California right now via real-money sportsbook apps. The pair of California sports betting ballot initiatives failed last year.

You don’t have to wait for California to approve legal and regulated sports betting to bet on San Diego State. If you’re up for a trip, the neighboring states of Nevada, Arizona and Oregon all allow sports betting.

Online betting on college basketball is available in all three, though you have to register for an account in person in Nevada. In some cases, you can even access your account from within California. The only thing you can’t do is place a bet, but you’ll be able to do that the second you step over the state line as long as everything else is ready.

San Diego State game lines

Here’s an example of San Diego State game lines from its first-round NCAA Tournament game against Creighton in March 2022:

MoneylineSpreadTotal
San Diego State-140-2 (-110)Over 121 (-110)
Creighton+120+2 (-110)Under 121 (-110)

Creighton ultimately won the game 72-69. If you had bet on the Bluejays at +120 on the moneyline, a $100 wager would have won $120 in profit. Bets on the Aztecs as -140 favorites stood to win a profit of $71.43 on a $100 bet, but those bets lost when San Diego State did.

If you had bet on Creighton at +2 (-110) on the point spread, you’d have won $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 you bet because Creighton won outright. Bets on San Diego State as -2 point spread favorites stood to pay out the same, but those spread bets lost because the Aztecs failed to win by three or more.

Finally, there were 141 total points, meaning if you had bet over the line of 121 points, you’d have won $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 you bet.

Live betting on San Diego State basketball           

Live betting lets you wager on games as they are taking place, with odds and lines that shift depending on what is happening on the court. If California legalizes online sports betting, even if it allows betting on in-state college teams, we’ll still have to wait to see how permissive it is with college live betting via online sportsbook apps. At least one of the ballot measures calls for retail sports betting only, however, which would mean no online live betting.

San Diego State began as -140 favorites over Creighton in last year’s matchup, but that line must have gone over -200 when the Aztecs took a seven-point lead at the half. Creighton tied it up at full-time, driving the line back down to -140, but when the Aztecs missed a shot down by two with less than a minute on the clock in OT, Creighton became the live betting moneyline favorite.

Finally, Creighton hit a free throw to go up by three in the final seconds and suddenly became massive moneyline favorites in the live betting market.

Where do the Aztecs play?

  • Arena: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (Cox Arena 1997-2009)
  • Address: 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, SDSU campus in San Diego, California
  • Owner: San Diego State University
  • Operator: San Diego State University, Associated Students of SDSU
  • Basketball capacity: 12,414
  • Open since: 1997
  • Construction cost: $29 million
  • Previous home: Peterson Gymnasium (from 1961)

San Diego State March Madness history

San Diego State has appeared in 15 NCAA Tournaments. The Aztecs’ overall record in the tournament is 11-15, and the team’s best run came in 2023, when the Aztecs careened to the National Championship game against UConn.

The highest seed San Diego State has ever received was a No. 2 in the West Regional in 2011. San Diego State lost to No. 3 Connecticut in the Sweet Sixteen that year. The Aztecs also were a No. 4 seed in 2014 when they lost to No. 1 Arizona in the Sweet Sixteen.

San Diego State players in the NBA

There are four former San Diego State players on current NBA rosters:

  • Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Malachi Flynn, Toronto Raptors
  • Jalen McDaniels, Charlotte Hornets
  • Jordan Schakel, Washington Wizards

San Diego State coaching staff

  • Brian Dutcher, head coach
  • David Velasquez, assistant coach
  • Chris Acker, assistant coach
  • JayDee Luster, assistant coach

San Diego State basketball all-time leaders

Here are the single-season stat leaders in a variety of key categories for San Diego State University men’s basketball:

  • Points per game: Michael Cage, 24.5 (1983-84)
  • Rebounds per game: Michael Cage, 13.1 (1980-81)
  • Total rebounds (board man gets paid): Kawhi Leonard, 380 (2010-11)
  • Assists per game: Keith Smith, 7.3 (1981-82)
  • Steals per game: Matt Watts, 2.6 (1998-99)
  • Blocks per game: Leonard Allen, 2.6 (1984-85)

Watching San Diego State basketball in California

San Diego State games may air on YurView (Channel 4), CBS Sports Network, BYUTV, ESPN2, Stadium, CBS, FloSports, and FS1. Games are also available on the radio at 101.5 KGB and XTRA 1360.

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San Diego State Basketball FAQ

The average price of a San Diego State Aztecs basketball ticket at Viejas Arena is $42.

The Aztecs have never won the NCAA Tournament, but they reached the championship game (and lost) in 2023. They have won nine regular-season Mountain West titles and eight Mountain West tournament titles.

Just one San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball number is retired. It’s Kawhi Leonard’s No. 15, retired in 2020.

The SDSU fight song goes by the clear yet basic name of “Fight Song” — “Fight on and on ye Aztecs, then. Mighty Montezuma we will win again. Keep your spirits high. Never bow a knee. We will fight till victory.” The team mascot is an Aztec warrior.

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