Texas Tech vs. Duke Prediction
The Sweet 16 continues on Thursday night with a 2-3 matchup at 9:39 p.m. ET as Duke takes on Texas Tech in San Francisco, CA. Will the Blue Devils pull off the small upset tonight or will the Red Raiders ensure that this will be Coach K’s final game?
629 Texas Tech Red Raiders (-1) vs. 630 Duke Blue Devils (+1); o/u 137
7:00 p.m. ET, Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Texas Tech Red Raiders DFS Snapshot
Kevin Obanor notched 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist and one block across 32 minutes during Sunday's 59-53 win over Notre Dame. Obanor was not going to be denied his second straight Sweet 16 appearance. The Oral Roberts transfer was a menace on the offensive glass and was able to help Texas Tech overcome a poor shooting night. Obanor is now averaging 12.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game over the last six. His next test will be against a talented Duke frontcourt on Thursday.
Duke Blue Devils DFS Snapshot
Wendell Moore recorded 15 points (3-6 FG, 9-10 FT), two rebounds, four assists and two steals over 35 minutes during Sunday's 85-76 win over Michigan State. According to Brendan Marks of The Athletic, Moore suffered a hip injury in the opening-round matchup against CSU-Fullerton, but was apparently "feeling a lot better" by Saturday. That certainly appeared to be the case, as Moore was given a full workload while reaching double figures for his fifth consecutive game. He and the Blue Devils will advance to take on Texas Tech on Thursday.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Red Raiders are 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600, are 17-6 against the number in their last 23 games versus a team with a winning record and are 7-3 at the window in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games. On the other side, the Blue Devils are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, are 1-7 against the number in their last eight NCAA Tournament games and are 1-7 at the window in their last eight games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -1