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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Duke Blue Devils

Texas Tech
Red Raiders
27 - 9
Duke
Blue Devils
30 - 6
March 24, 2022, 9:51 PM EDT
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Texas Tech
Red Raiders
27 - 9
Duke
Blue Devils
30 - 6
March 24, 2022, 9:51 PM EDT
 | Chase Center
  • The No. 3-seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-9 SU, 22-14 ATS) are 5-3 SU and 2-6 ATS over their last eight games ahead of their West Region showdown against the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (30-6, 18-15-3). Texas Tech will try to earn a spot in the Elite Eight by cashing in as a Red Raiders vs Blue Devils prediction on Thursday night.

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    Red Raiders vs Blue Devils Odds & Analysis

    Sportsbook Odds

    It was a bit surprising to see a team as popular as Duke open as a 1-point underdog as the higher seed, but early Red Raiders vs Blue Devils predictions and bets seemed to agree with the line, bumping Texas Tech up to a 1.5-point favorite. The total in this Sweet 16 matchup has remained the same since Sportsbook at 137 points. The UNDER is 4-2 in Texas Tech’s last six games.

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    • Best Spread
      -110
      -110
      TTECH0
      0DUKE
    • Best Moneyline
      -115
      -105
      TTECH
      DUKE
    • Best Total
      -110
      -110
      Over137
      137Under

    Texas Tech’s Defense Is Setting The Tone In March

    The Red Raiders defense smothered the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a 59-53 win in the Round of 32 on Sunday. Kevin Obanor set the tone on both ends of the court, leading the Red Raiders in scoring with 15 points, offensive rebounds with seven and defensive rebounds with eight. Texas Tech moved to 4-1 SU over its last five games with the win but fell to 2-3 ATS over that stretch after failing to cover the spread as an 8-point favorite.

    Defense has been the driving force for Texas Tech all season in 2021-22 as the squad ranks seventh in the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 60.2 points per game. The Red Raiders have been even better in March with a paltry 56.2 points per game allowed through six games this month. Bettors taking Texas Tech as their Red Raiders vs Blue Devils prediction will be looking for another dominant performance in the backcourt on Thursday.

    Duke Has Been A Solid Underdog Bet In Recent Seasons

    The Blue Devils showed off some mental toughness in their 85-76 win over the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday. After giving up an eight-point lead and falling down five points with only five minutes left in the game, Duke went on a 20-6 run down the stretch to seal the victory. Four different Blue Devils scored at least 15 points in this game with Paolo Banchero’s 19 points leading the pack.

    Should the Blue Devils close as the underdog, it will be just the second time that they’ve done so this season. Duke won outright in its one other game as an underdog with an 84-81 victory over Gonzaga when the Bulldogs were 8.5-point favorites. The Blue Devils are 10-6 SU and 10-5-1 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog.

    Red Raiders vs Blue Devils Pick & Insights

    Red Raiders: Keys To Cover

    Virginia Tech managed to fluster Duke in the ACC championship game and went on to win that one 82-67. Texas Tech will be looking to do the same here, forcing Duke out of its comfort zone on offense to get the job done as a Red Raiders vs Blue Devils prediction.

    Blue Devils: Keys To Cover

    Duke’s offense has had some off-nights this season, but the Blue Devils still finished in the top 10 nationally in scoring with 80.3 points per game and were a powerhouse on offense far more often than they weren’t. This test against Texas Tech’s elite defense will show us just how good this Duke team is, and believers should happily take Duke as a Red Raiders vs Blue Devils pick getting underdog odds in this one.

    Odds Shark’s Computer Red Raiders vs Blue Devils Prediction: Duke +1

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    Shark Bites
    • Texas Tech is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 vs ACC teams.
    • Duke is 1-5 ATS over its last 6 games.
    • The OVER is 7-1 in Duke’s last 8 games.

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Odds

Thursday, March 24 Thu Mar 24


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-1
-110
-133
o137
-110
+1
-110
-111
u137
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
Ev
-110
-115
o137
-110
Ev
-110
-105
u137
-110

Edge Finder

73.34
Points Scored
72.00
45.94
Field Goal %
45.17
34.53
Three Point %
33.47
72.22
Free Throw %
76.74
35.16
Total Rebounds
38.61
73.34
Points Scored
72.00
45.94
Field Goal %
45.17
72.22
Free Throw %
76.74
34.53
Three Point %
33.47
20.81
Three's Attempts
20.33
7.19
Three's Made
6.81
10.44
Offensive
11.97
24.72
Defensive
26.64
35.16
Total Rebounds
38.61
12.91
Assists
14.53
15.44
Fouls
15.25
13.78
Turnovers
12.00
7.31
Steals
5.67

Head To Head

TTECH
Stat Type DUKE
0-1
Record
1-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
58.00
Points Scored
69.00
29.00
Half Time Score
28.00
38.60%
Field Goal Percentage
38.33%
33.00
Rebounds
35.00
5/16
3 Point Shots
3/20
6.00
Steals
15.00
TTECH
Stat Type DUKE
0-1
Record
1-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
58.00
Points Scored
69.00
29.00
Half Time Score
28.00
38.60%
Field Goal Percentage
38.33%
33.00
Rebounds
35.00
5/16
3 Point Shots
3/20
6.00
Steals
15.00
Dec 20/18 (1 of 1)
TTECH
Stat Type DUKE
Away
Home
58
Points Scored
69
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
149 o
O/U
149 u
29
Half Time Score
28
38.60%
Field Goal Percentage
38.30%
33
Rebounds
35
5/16
3 Point Shots
3/20
6
Steals
15

Team Records

TTECH
Record DUKE
27-9
All
30-6
18-0
Home
15-3
3-7
Away
9-2
6-2
Neutral Site
6-1
23-5
As Fav
29-6
4-4
As Dog
1-0
22-14
ATS
18-15-3
14-4
ATS Home
8-7-3
5-5
ATS Away
7-4
3-5
ATS Neutral
3-4
17-19
O/U
20-16
11-7
O/U Home
9-9
3-7
O/U Away
5-6
3-5
O/U Neutral
6-1
TTECH
Record DUKE
14-7
All
18-5
9-0
Home
7-3
3-6
Away
9-1
2-1
Neutral Site
2-1
11-4
As Fav
18-5
3-3
As Dog
0-0
14-7
ATS
11-12
8-1
ATS Home
4-6
5-4
ATS Away
7-3
0-0
ATS Neutral
0-0
11-10
O/U
13-10
8-1
O/U Home
5-5
2-7
O/U Away
5-5
0-0
O/U Neutral
0-0
TTECH
Record DUKE
7-3
All
8-2
2-0
Home
1-1
1-2
Away
3-0
4-1
Neutral Site
4-1
6-2
As Fav
8-2
1-1
As Dog
0-0
4-6
ATS
4-6
1-1
ATS Home
1-1
1-2
ATS Away
2-1
2-3
ATS Neutral
1-4
4-6
O/U
8-2
1-1
O/U Home
2-0
1-2
O/U Away
2-1
2-3
O/U Neutral
4-1

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Warren WashingtonFIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Foot
Devan CambridgeGIs out for season, Knee
Name Position Inj Desc
Jaden SchuttGIs out for season, Redshirt
Christian ReevesCIs out for season, Ankle
Caleb FosterGIs "?" Monday vs NC State, Foot

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Mar 20, 2022ND59-53W-8133.50L/U35.5976.474
Mar 18, 2022MTST97-62W-15132W/O66.6768.4212
Mar 12, 2022KU65-74L+2134.50L/O44.2646.155
Mar 11, 2022OU56-55W-7.5125L/U46.6772.736
Mar 10, 2022IAST72-41W-8125.50W/U50.0062.506
Mar 5, 2022OKST51-52L-3130.50L/U35.1960.007
Feb 28, 2022KANST73-68W-13134.50L/O49.0680.954
Feb 26, 2022TCU66-69L-5131.50L/O58.14100.005
Feb 22, 2022OU66-42W-9.5130W/U57.1455.565
Feb 19, 2022TEXAS61-55W+3.5129W/U36.5468.973
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Mar 20, 2022MSU85-76W-6.5146.50W/O57.1476.195
Mar 18, 2022CALFU78-61W-18.5145.50L/U51.72100.009
Mar 12, 2022VTECH67-82L-6136L/O48.9865.224
Mar 11, 2022MIAMI80-76W-9148.50L/O50.0077.275
Mar 10, 2022CUSE88-79W-15.5146.50L/O47.7672.2211
Mar 5, 2022UNC81-94L-11153L/O49.2875.007
Mar 1, 2022PITT86-56W-14.5138.50W/O59.2684.6211
Feb 26, 2022CUSE97-72W-7.5151.50W/O53.8570.5915
Feb 23, 2022UVA65-61W-5.5130L/U48.0058.827
Feb 19, 2022FSU88-70W-16.5142.50W/O51.6176.4711
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