Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-9 SU 15-16-1 ATS) vs. Villanova Wildcats (33-4 SU 25- 12 ATS)
DATE: 12:00 PM ET Sunday March 25 on CBS
Texas Tech and Villanova are each coming off double-digit wins in their last game and they face off in the Elite 8 for the right to go to the Final 4. This game is about The Wildcats who have the highest scoring team in the nation facing the Red Raiders, who are led by a defense that ranks 15th in the nation in points allowed. Texas Tech has won two of their three Big Dance games by double figures and in their Sweet 16 win over Purdue in their last game their D forced 17 turnovers.
Villanova has been more than impressive in their run to the Elite 8 and their 12-point win over West Virginia in their last game was their closest in the tournament. They have scored at least 81 points in each of their three games and they lit up the scoreboard for 90 points in their last game.
Red Raiders v Wildcats H2H Matchup Stats
- This will be the first ever meeting between these teams.
- In their games held at a neutral site this season Texas Tech is 6-2 and Villanova is a perfect 11-0.
Texas Tech v Villanova Betting Odds
|Texas Tech||+6.5 -108.7||+250||Over 144.5 -109.89|
|Villanova||-6.5 -111.11||-303.03||Under 144.5 -109.89|
Texas Tech Betting Trends
- Texas Tech is 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Texas Tech is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record.
- Texas Tech has an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 games.
Tech beat Purdue 78-65 in their last game where they shot slightly better overall (47.5% to 44.8%) and the 17 turnovers they forced were key. The Red Raiders had balance in the game with four players scored at least 12 points and Keenan Evans led the team with 16 points and while he was only 3/8 from the floor he was 9/10 from the free throw line. Evans leads three players for Tech that are averaging over 11 ppg at 17.8 ppg and he has averaged 20.3 ppg in the three tournament games.
Villanova Betting Trends
- Villanova is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Villanova is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games held at a neutral site.
- Villanova has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.
Villanova beat West Virginia 90-78 in their last game and while they shot 50% from the floor and held the Mountaineers to 38.6% shooting they had 16 turnovers and gave up 16 offensive rebounds while only grabbing seven. They shot the 3-ball much better (54.2% to 25%) and they outscored WVU by 10 points in the 2nd half after only having a two-point halftime lead. Jalen Brunson led Nova going for 27 points and four starters went for at least 14 points. The loaded Wildcats have six players averaging in double figures led by Brunson (19.1 ppg) and Mikal Bridges (18 ppg).
Texas Tech v Villanova Prediction
The Wildcats are rolling and their offense will not be stopped in this game. Texas Tech has a solid defense, but the Wildcats will find a way to score and the Red Raiders will not be able to keep up with them. Villanova will win and cover the spread to punch their ticket to the Final 4.
Red Raiders v Wildcats Betting Advice
Villanova Wildcats to cover the spread -6.5 (line) -111.11 at 5Dimes.
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