It’ll be a Southern California backyard brawl late Tuesday night when UC-San Diego heads down the road to Viejas Arena to take on the San Diego State Aztecs. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET, and the game will air on FS1.
Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.
UCSD vs. SDSU odds
Spread: San Diego State -22.5
San Diego State (8-3) will be wrapping up a challenging non-conference slate that included an 88-77 win over Ohio State and a 74-62 road win over Stanford. Two of the Aztecs losses were close defeats to top 10 teams Arkansas and Arizona. San Diego State is coming off of a 88-54 thrashing of Kennesaw State on Monday, December 12.
UC-San Diego (5-6) is 2-2 in the month of December with wins over Bethesda and Occidental. The Tritons will need a huge upset over its city rival to head into the Big West conference season with a .500 record.
The Pick: San Diego State -22.5
The Aztecs have mopped the floor with the weaker opposition on their non-conference schedule. The threat of a back-door cover is always possible with a spread this high, but San Diego State is the better team in all areas and should earn a comfortable blowout win here.