- Texas Tech has -115 odds to beat Duke in the Sweet 16.
- Duke is a 1-point underdog to the Red Raiders.
- Public bettors are giving Duke 71% of bets on the spread.
SAN FRANCISCO – In what is arguably the biggest matchup of the Sweet 16, the #2 Duke Blue Devils are going up against the #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders in what is expected to be a closely kept game.
In what could be considered a questionable move by legal online sportsbooks, Texas Tech is going in as a slight favorite to knock off the Blue Devils.
#2 Duke Vs. #3 Texas Tech Odds
- Moneyline: Texas Tech (-115) vs. Duke (-105)
- Spread: Texas Tech -1
- Total: 137.5 Points
Will The Red Raiders Upset Coach K’s Last Dance?
It is no secret that Duke has a lot on the line in this season’s March Madness being that this is head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s (Coach K) farewell tour and he and the Blue Devils would want nothing more than to give him a National Championship.
Duke has been on a tear so far in the tournament having gone for 75+ points in both games. While they are 1-1 against the spread, their one ATS loss came at 18.5 points in the first round, however, they still won the game by 17 points.
As for Texas Tech, they are also 1-1 ATS, however, they are coming off of a close call to Notre Dame in the second round where they edged the Irish by 6 points.
Looking at some recent trends, Texas Tech has gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite and are 2-6 ATS overall in their last eight games. Duke, on the other hand, is 6-0 in their last neutral site games as an underdog.
On the public side, Duke’s March Madness odds are taking 74% of bets and 82% of the handle on the moneyline and 71% of bets with 70% of the handle on the spread.
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