The Mid Major Conferences Odds and Reports: Gonzaga Eyes a One-Seed
WCC Odds After Gonzaga Dismantled St. Mary’s
No. 2 Gonzaga (25-1, 11-0 WCC) exerted their dominance in the West Coast Conference yet again when they went on the road and handed St. Mary’s (20-6, 7-4 WCC) a 90-60 beat down.
The Zags have not lost a regular season conference game since January 18, 2018, and it does not appear as though this streak is in any real danger of ending anytime soon.
Should the Zags run the table in the WCC yet again, it will clinch the Zags fourth consecutive season over 30-wins, and their second consecutive unbeaten season in conference.
The lone hurdle for the Zags to leap looks to be their trip to Provo when they face BYU (19-7, 8-3 WCC) on Feb. 22.
To say oddsmakers don’t believe that Gonzaga is in any danger of losing the West Coast Conference Tournament would be an understatement, as this week the Zags are listed at -770 to win the WCC Tourney in March with St. Mary’s (WCC Odds: +700) and BYU (WCC Odds: +1000) rounding out the top three.
If you’re looking for any sort of value on a Zaga futures bet, your best bet would be to take the Zags to reach the Final Four at even money, or to take a flier on the Zags to win it all at +800.
Your best bet involving the Zags though may simply just be taking the OVER in each game the rest of the way, at least until Zaga gives you reason not to.
The Zags have gone OVER the total in 18 of their last 20 games, and in eight straight overall.
MWC Odds: Aztecs Resume Their Run at a Perfect Season
For the last several weeks, the top four teams in college basketball have remained where they are, with Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas and San Diego State rounding out the top of the sport.
No. 4 San Diego State (24-0, 13-0 MWC) will resume its chase at the perfect season when they host New Mexico on Tuesday night (Feb. 11) as 15.5-point favorites, before a road date with Boise State on Sunday (Feb. 16) afternoon.
Last week, the Aztecs only had one game on their schedule, and handled Air Force in Colorado Springs with a relatively stress-free 89-74 road win.
Per Ken Pomeroy, there is a 48% chance the Aztecs run the table and enter the Mountain West Tournament with a perfect 29-0 record.
Oddsmakers see this as a likely scenario, and have the Aztecs MWC odds listed at -225 to win the conference tournament when it tips off in Las Vegas the first week of March.
Because of their weak schedule, oddsmakers also envision the Aztecs running the table and landing their first 1-seed in school history as they are listed at -200 to secure a spot on the 1-line heading into the NCAA Tournament.
The only other school oddsmakers are keen on when the Mountain West tournament tips off in three weeks? The Utah State Aggies at +400.
A 32-0 one-seeded San Diego State team when you’re filling out your brackets in March shouldn’t be a surprise at this point, but rather, an expectation.
Checking in on the American Athletic Conference Odds and Atlantic 10 Odds
While the AAC and A10 aren’t considered “power” conferences, each conference has a handful of teams poised to make some noise in March.
Let’s have a quick check-in to see what’s going on this week in each of these conferences.