San Diego State vs. Tennessee NCAA Bracket Picks 2010: No. 15 ranked and 6-seed Tennessee will play the surging 11-seed San Diego State Aztecs Thursday night in a first round game of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Bracket at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
College basketball oddsmakers at online super-sportsbook Bodog.com currently have the Volunteers listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Aztecs, while the game's total is sitting at 129. Aztec's backers are getting +140 odds on the Bodog moneyline while the Volunteers are giving -160 odds.
Early betting trends show 60 percent of side bets falling on the Vols while 52 percent of basketball gamblers like the Aztecs on the moneyline. The public is betting by 71 percent that the game total exceeds the posted 129.
NCAA Bracket Pick: The Vols look like a good bet at -3 1/2.
The Aztecs have won a season-high five consecutive games and nine of its last 10, dating back to the first week in February. During that span, San Diego State defeated eighth-ranked New Mexico, snapping the Lobos' 15-game winning streak, and claimed the conference title on UNLV's home court, where the Aztecs are 4-3 against UNLV in the same span the Rebels are 41-1 against all other teams.
San Diego State toppled UNLV 55-45 in the title game at the Mountain West Conference tournament on Saturday, as 4-point underdogs. The teams played UNDER the posted total of 129.5.
Tennessee was thumped 74-45 by rival Kentucky in the semifinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena Saturday afternoon. Kentucky covered as a 4.5-point favorite while the final score played under the 140-point total.
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