Red Raiders vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The third-seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders have had the most efficient defense in the nation this season, while the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs bring in the most efficient offense nationally. What will give when the two squads meet today in the Elite Eight?
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Honda Center at 6:09PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 138 points. As of Saturday morning, 64 percent of public bets are being placed on Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Red Raiders clamp down on Wolverines
Texas Tech left Michigan in the dust Thursday night in the Sweet 16 as it raced to a 63-44 victory. The Red Raiders (29-6) led 24-16 at halftime and widened the lead after the break. Texas Tech shot 24-of-55 from the floor, 6-of-19 from 3-point range plus 9-of-10 at the free throw line. Jarrett Culver paced the Red Raiders with 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also contributed four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Davide Moretti accounted for 15 points and four assists. Matt Mooney added 10 points, three caroms, two assists and two steals.
Bulldogs ease past Seminoles
Gonzaga rolled to a 72-58 win over Florida State Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight with a 33-3 record. The Bulldogs led 38-27 at halftime en route to the win. Gonzaga shot 25-of-62 from the floor, 7-of-19 from 3-point distance plus 15-of-20 at the free throw line. Rui Hachimura paced the Bulldogs with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also notched four rebounds and two assists. Brandon Clarke contributed 15 points, 12 boards, five blocked shots and two assists. Zach Norvell Jr. tallied 14 points and three rebounds. Josh Perkins added 14 points, five assists, four caroms and three steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Texas Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. Gonzaga is 9-4-1 ATS in its last 14 games versus the Big 12.
Texas Tech forced Michigan to go 1-of-19 from 3-point range and look miserable all around for the better part of 40 minutes. Gonzaga provides an even steeper test tonight, but the Bulldogs are also not quite as good defensively as the Wolverines were and the Red Raiders performed admirably on offense Thursday night to pull away in the second half. I think the Red Raiders are playing as well as anyone in the tournament right now and their defense will frustrate even the best offense in the nation, which happens to provide to Gonzaga. Look for this one to come down to the wire and Texas Tech stay within the number.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS +4.5