2022 Sweet Sixteen Texas Tech vs. Duke Betting Odds & Picks (03/24/2022)

Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams had an unenviable task for the 2021-22 season. To illuminate, Adams was the assistant to former Tech coach Chris Beard. Beard defied the College Basketball lines to lead Tech to the Final Four. But Beard departed for Texas in the offseason and left Adams holding the bag. But Adams has proven that there could be a successful Texas Tech program without Beard. Specifically, the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be the last one for Coach K. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is heading off to retirement after 42 seasons leading Duke.

2022 March Madness Sweet Sixteen Texas Tech vs. Duke Blue Devils

Date and Time:Thursday, March 24, 2022, 9:39 p.m. ET
Location:Chase Center, San Francisco, California
TV Coverage:CBS
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Texas Tech-1 (-110)137 (-110)-117
Duke+1 (-110)137 (-110)-103
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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Duke Blue Devils SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, Duke will bring an overload of sportsbook wagering activities. Cause by the sentimental draw of Coach K and his quest for a final championship. Thus, Texas Tech brings a strong value opportunity.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Team Overview

Last game, Texas Tech paid in a 59-53 win over Notre Dame as 8-point favorites. The game went under the total of 133.5. Previously, the Red Raiders beat Montana State 97-62 as 14.5-point favorites. The game went over a total of 131.5. The Red Raiders have failed to cover the spread in six of their most recent eight games. Four of the Red Raiders’ last six matchups went over the total.

Concurrently, the Red Raiders stand at 27-9 straight up, 22-14 against the spread, and 17-19 over/under the total. Texas Tech ranks 144th nationally for scoring offense, 94th for offensive rebounds, 14th for points allowed, and 8th for defensive rebounds. Forward Bryson Williams leads Texas Tech with 13.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Guard Terrence Shannon Jr averages 10.8 points per game. And then Davin Warren, Kevin Obanor, Kevin McCullar, and Adonis Arms average over 8.5 points per game.

Duke Blue Devils Team Overview

Duke is coming off an 85-76 win over Michigan State as 6-point favorites. Further, the game cleared the College basketball lines total of 146.5. The Blue Devils defeated Cal State Fullerton 78-71 as 18.5-point favorites in the first round. Additionally, the game went under a total of 146. Duke has covered only once in its most recent six games. The Blue Devils have gone 7-1 over the total in their last eight outings.

As a result, Duke stands at 26-5 straight up, 17-12-2 against the spread, and 16-14 over/under the total. The Blue Devils rank 9th nationally for scoring offense, 22nd for offensive rebounds, 85th for points allowed, and 133rd for defensive rebounds.

Namely, forward Paolo Banchero leads Duke with 17 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest. Forward Wendell Moore Jr averages 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. In comparison, guard Trevor Keels, center Mark Williams, and forward AJ Griffin average over 10.4 points per game.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Duke Blue Devils SBG Free Picks

As mentioned earlier, Duke and Coach K will command premium prices based on their powerful brands. Most important of all, Texas Tech owns one of the nation’s toughest defenses.

Texas Tech vs. Duke SBG Best Bet: Texas Tech Red Raiders.