Utah State vs. Texas Tech NCAA Prediction
Texas Tech opened as a 5-point favorite over Utah State in the NCAA Tournament but the Red Raiders are now only a 4-point favorite for the 1:45 p.m. ET tip-off. Are the Aggies the best play for this matchup?
733 Utah State Aggies (+4) at 734 Texas Tech Red Raiders (-4); o/u 131
1:45 p.m. ET, Friday, March 19, 2021
Venue: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Utah State vs. Texas Tech NCAA Tournament Prediction
While the Red Raiders are just 6-16 against the spread in their last 22 games overall and 5-13 against the number in their last 18 games as a favorite, keep in mind that they played in one of the best conferences in college basketball this season. While Utah State deserves respect, Tech is battle tested and should handle the Aggies this afternoon.
The Red Raiders are 5-1 against the spread in their last six NCAA tournament games and have cashed in five of their last seven NCAA tournament games as a favorite. The Aggies, meanwhile, are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six NCAA tournament games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five NCAA tournament games as an underdog and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games coming off a loss.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -4