Sports bettors are all in on one side of the upcoming national championship game. A number of wagers are coming in on UCONN to cut down the nets on Monday night.
In fact, according to one notable sportsbook, over 80% of the handle is on the Huskies not only winning but covering the 7.5-point spread. College basketball fans have been quick to react.
Sports betting analyst Darren Rovell says that eight of every $10 placed at MGM is on UCONN spread.
81% of the money at @betmgm is on UConn -7.5 tonight 😳😳😳
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 3, 2023
And why not?
Connecticut has looked like the most dominant team in college basketball since the start of March, beating down every opponent in the Big Dance by double digits. That includes a 23-point shellacking of Arkansas as well as a 28-point dismantling of Gonzaga.
While they rank on the four-line as far as seeding goes, many predicted this run would happen.
No one is less surprised than head coach Dan Hurley, who says it’s been easy to coach this team to the Finals. With three NBA prospects on the roster, he says all he has to do is get a few pieces around them and let them work.
Meanwhile, the Huskies’ opponent San Diego State has scraped and clawed to get to the title game. The Aztecs escaped an opening day win over College of Charleston in the NCAA Tournament before going on to take down top-seeded Alabama in the Sweet 16.
Each of their last two victories have come on the last play of the game, with one-point wins over Creighton and Florida Atlantic.
While they may be lucky to be in this situation, there’s certainly a chance to pull the upset. The Aztecs play elite defense and have the length to disrupt the UCONN offense.
Fans have been quick to comment their takes on the game after seeing the massive amounts of money being thrown the Huskies’ way. Many are quick to say, “Fade it.”
Lotta people about to lose some $
— Tyler Green (@TylerGreennnn) April 3, 2023
Others agree with the take, with one person saying, “Well, yeah, this is the easiest bet in world history.”
— Mojo Sports Enterprises Ltd. (@sportswhiz688) April 3, 2023
We’ll see if the Huskies can keep up their dominance or if SDSU gives them a test in the national championship game. Vegas may be rooting for the Aztecs on Monday night.