Texas Tech vs Duke 3/24/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date & Time: 3/25/2022, 1:39 AM UTC
Location: Chase Center
Address: Chase Center, San Francisco, USA
Latest Odds: TTU -1 ; O/U 137.5

The Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament will take place on Thursday in San Francisco, CA as the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the Duke Blue Devils. Texas Tech has gotten to the Sweet 16 following a six point win over Notre Dame on Sunday in the round of 32. Defensively Texas Tech stifled Notre Dame holding the Fighting Irish to 32.7% from the floor, while forcing 11 turnovers leading to the victory.

Offensively Texas Tech was mediocre making 35.6% of their shots to score 59 points in the game including 33 in the second half to extend a one point halftime lead. Kevin Obanor was the leader of the Texas Tech offense with 15 points and 15 rebounds in 32 minutes on the floor. Bryson Williams and Kevin McCullar chipped into the offense as well with 14 points apiece.

The Duke Blue Devils are riding high coming into the Sweet 16 after a win over Michigan State in South Carolina. Duke beat Michigan State 85-76 after shooting 57.1% from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc. Paolo Banchero led all scorers for Duke with 19 points and seven rebounds in 38 minutes of action.

Offensively this season Duke has five players averaging double figures as Paolo Banchero leads the team averaging 17 points per game to go along with a team high 7.9 rebounds. Wendell Moore Jr. is second on the team scoring 13.5 points per game to go along with a team high 4.6 assists and big man Mark Williams chips in 11.2 points per game on 74.3% shooting.

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Betting Trends

  • Texas Tech are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games.
  • Texas Tech are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • Duke are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Duke's last 8 games.
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Duke Blue Devils +1

This will be the toughest test thus far this tournament for both teams and it will be a grind for the full 40 minutes. The talent and depth of Duke will be the difference in the Sweet 16 as Duke has the star power to get past a gritty Texas Tech team. Take Duke to do enough in California to get the win and cover and advance. Final Score Prediction, Duke wins and covers 74-70.



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