Either a #9 seed or a #5 seed has an unlikely chance at the National Championship on Monday after the Florida Atlantic vs San Diego State meeting in the Final 4 on Saturday night. It’s definitely surprising that the #9 Owls have made it this far – but should it be after they’ve posted a 35-3 record on the season? The Aztecs (31-6) have been very impressive in their own rights, posting one of the nation’s best defenses.

Before Betting on Florida Atlantic vs San Diego State

FAU has made it to the Final 4 in just the school’s second tournament appearance ever. The Owls have won 11 in a row to wind down the season and had a 20-game win streak earlier in the year as they began 21-1. One could argue that FAU’s #92 ranked strength of schedule had something to do with their success in 2022/23, but throw that out the window with te type of momentum this team is on right now.

San Diego State brings the nation’s #4 ranked defensive efficiency (KenPom) into Houston and they are an experienced team with seven seniors in the rotation. All seven games the Aztecs have played this postseason have gone under the betting total, which can be found at 132 on the offshore sportsbooks.

FAU has stepped up to beat Memphis (66-65), Tennessee (62-55), and Kansas State (79-76) so far in March Madness 2023 (as well as Fairleigh Dickinson) so they’ve more than held their own against quality opponents in the field of 64. San Diego State’s biggest win the past couple weekends was taking down the #1 overall seed Alabama 71-64 in the Sweet 16, holding one of the best offenses in the country in check. That’s something to think about before wagering on this matchup.

Owls vs Aztecs NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineFAU (2.25) | SDSU (1.69)132FAU +2.5 (1.91) | SDSU -2.5 (1.91)
BovadaFAU (2.30) | SDSU (1.67)131.5FAU +2.5 (1.91) | SDSU -2.5 (1.91)
BetUSFAU (2.25) | SDSU (1.69)132FAU +2.5 (1.91) | SDSU -2.5 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agFAU (2.25) | SDSU (1.69)132FAU +2.5 (1.91) | SDSU -2.5 (1.91)
PinnacleFAU (2.29) | SDSU (1.68)132FAU +2.5 (1.97) | SDSU -2.5 (1.92)
MyBookieFAU (2.20) | SDSU (1.68)132FAU +2.5 (1.91) | SDSU -2.5 (1.91)

Florida Atlantic vs San Diego State Prediction & Pick

San Diego State -2.5 looks like the play here as that defense is just extra special. Both teams are great, but on the biggest stage it’s usually defense that travels better.

Pick: San Diego State -2.5