Montana State at Texas Tech: 3/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Montana State at Texas Tech: 3/18/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech Red Raiders (25-9) vs Montana State Bobcats (27-7)

Game Info: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 1:45 pm (Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl)

Betting Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders -15 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats and Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Friday in the Round of 64 college basketball showdown at Viejas Arena. 

Montana State comes into this game with a 27-7 record overall and they have gone 17-14-1 against the spread. The Bobcats beat the Northern Colorado Bears on Saturday to win the Big Sky Tournament. The offense was elite scoring 87 points, and that led to the easy victory. Montana State is averaging 77 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. Guard Xavier Bishop has been the top player for Montana State averaging 13.9 points while shooting 41.5 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging 11.6 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Texas Tech Red Raiders who sit with a 25-9 record overall and they have gone 21-13 against the spread. Texas Tech made it to the Big 12 Championship game, but they played a bad game and were defeated by nine points. Texas Tech is averaging 72.5 points while their defense is giving up 63.2 points per game. Bryson Williams has been the best player for Texas Tech averaging 13.7 points while shooting 53.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from behind the three point line. Terrenche Shannon Jr has also been strong averaging 10.4 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. 

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Montana State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. Texas Tech is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall. The under is 4-1 in Texas Tech’s last five games played on Friday. The over is 4-1 in Montana State’s last five games following an against the spread win. 

Montana State has found success on neutral site locations, and they are going to continue that success in this game, at least in terms of covering the spread. Montana State is a strong offensive team, and they are going to run up the score in this game. Back Montana State to cover this spread with ease. 

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Shane’s Pick Montana +15

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