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Texas Tech vs Duke Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Big 12, ACC Teams Collide in Sweet 16

Duke Underdogs to Progress

It’s rare to see the Duke Blue Devils posted as underdogs in this situation, so it will be an interesting betting landscape on game day.

They face the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who got past Notre Dame in the Round of 32. The Red Raiders are the -1 favorites with the sportsbook, which could come as a surprise to some.

Texas Tech vs Duke Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions
Texas Tech vs Duke Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and March Madness Odds for Texas Tech vs Duke. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.

Is Texas Tech a False Favorite?

There is usually a sizable betting push for the Duke Blue Devils, so there must be confidence in the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

They have been an excellent bet with a 22-14 against the spread record, but they failed to cover the spread in their 59-53 win over Notre Dame.

The recent form hasn’t been quite as impressive. The Red Raiders are 2-6 ATS over the last eight games, which is a concern heading into a game against Duke.

Texas Tech is 1-2 ATS when favored by one 1-2½ points, but the bookmakers are clearly looking at their 97-62 win over Mississippi State in the first round.

It was an impressive performance, but we expected more from the Notre Dame outfit. The Red Raiders were -8 favorites against a team that struggles to score, but we’re respecting the NCAAB odds.

Duke Digging Deep

It hasn’t been a perfect season for the Duke Blue Devils by any shot, but they’re always tough to beat in the big games.

That rang true when they defeated Michigan State 85-76 as -6 favorites on Sunday, which was their first spread cover from their last six games.

We don’t think retiring coach Mike Krzyzewski is ready to be done with his career, so there could be another special win in store.

“You guys were terrific, man,” Krzyzewski told his players. “I’m so — I’m really proud to be your coach.

“It had nothing to do with coaching in those last four or five minutes. It all had to do with heart and togetherness. They followed their hearts and God bless them — we’re in the Sweet 16.”

There is value with Duke as underdog. It has played as the underdog only once and it covered the spread, so bettors could enjoy the value again.

College basketball betting markets have Duke at +1, which could be too good to pass up.

Texas Tech vs Duke Head-to-Head

The only meeting between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Duke Blue Devils came in 2018 when Duke won 69-58.

The Blue Devils were the -9½ favorite, so they covered the spread narrowly.  

Texas Tech vs Duke Game Information

  • Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-9) at Duke Blue Devils (30-6)
  • Location: Chase Center, San Francisco
  • Day/Time: Thursday, 9:39 p.m. ET
  • Live stream: TBS.com
  • 2022 March Madness bracket

Texas Tech vs Duke Betting Lines

Texas Tech vs Duke Prediction

Getting points with the Duke Blue Devils is too good to pass up, so we’re locking the +1 point spread.

We’re respecting the top-end ability of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but given the circumstances of Coach K and Duke, we don’t see the Blue Devils losing in this situation.

March Madness betting markets still have Duke with a chance to win the national championship and we’re prepared to back them in.

The current total is 136½ and we’re expecting a high-scoring affair. There shouldn’t be too much in the way of defense and that also plays into the hands of Duke.

Pick: Duke Blue Devils +1

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