Texas Tech at Duke: 3/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Texas Tech at Duke: 3/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils (30-6) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-9)

Game Info: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm (Chase Center)

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Duke Blue Devils face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Sweet 16 at the Chase Center. 

Texas Tech comes into this game with a 27-9 record and they have gone 22-14 against the spread. In the first game of the NCAA Tournament, they beat Montana State 97-62 and in the last game against Notre Dame they beat 59-53. The offense wasn’t that good, but the thing they have leaned on all season the defense stepped up, and it’s going to be important that the defense steps up in this game. Bryson Williams has been the top player for Texas Tech averaging 13.9 points while shooting 53.7 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from behind the three point line. The Red Raiders are averaging 72.1 points while their defense is giving up 60.2 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Duke Blue Devils who sit with a 30-6 record and they have gone 18-16-2 against the spread. In the first game of the NCAA Tournament they beat Cal State Fullerton they won 78-61 and in the last game against Michigan State they won 85-76. Even though they won that game by nine points, it was a lot closer than that game actually appeared. With just a few minutes left, Duke was losing. Duke is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 67.3 points per game. Paolo Banchero has been the top player for Duke averaging 17 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Duke is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight NCAA Tournament games. The over is 6-0 in Duke’s last six games played on Thursday. The over is 7-1 in Duke’s last eight games played on Thursday. 

Duke really didn’t look good against Michigan State and they are going to struggle in this game. Texas Tech is an elite defensive team and they are going to lock down this Duke offense. Look for Texas Tech to score close to 72 or 73 points and that is going to be enough to get the job done. Back Texas Tech against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Texas Tech -1

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