Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga Bracket Prediction: March Madness Elite 8 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Mar 30, 2019

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After seeing what the Texas Tech Red Raiders did to the Michigan Wolverines’ offence in the Sweet 16, the Gonzaga Bulldogs know they’ll need to be at their offensive best if they hope to reach the Final Four.

Texas Tech
26-5
AT
March 30, 2019, 6:09 PM ET
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Gonzaga
29-2
Pointspread +5 -105
Moneyline +209
Over / Under o +140

38%

Betting Action

62%

Pointspread -5 -115
Moneyline -234
Over / Under u +140

38%

Betting Action

62%

Fortunately for the Bulldogs, they know a thing or two about filling the net as they tangle with the defensively stout Red Raiders in Elite Eight action Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring at 88.2 points per game.

Texas Tech (3) vs. Gonzaga (1) NCAA Tournament Point Spread and Betting

As good as Gonzaga is, it might be hard for bettors to fade the Red Raiders after they held Michigan to a minuscule 44 points in their Sweet 16 triumph Thursday night. Texas Tech is on an incredible cover run, having gone 10-1 ATS in its previous 11 games against teams with winning records and 6-1 ATS in its last seven overall. Gonzaga has a strong ATS trend going, as well, with a 6-1 mark in its past seven non-conference games.

The Red Raiders’ suffocating D has prompted oddsmakers to set the total at 137.5, matching the lowest the Bulldogs have seen all season. But the smart money here might still be on the under. Gonzaga comes in having finished below the number in six of its previous seven games vs. non-conference opponents, while Texas Tech (as you might expect) has gone under in four straight NCAA Tournament games overall.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

What can you say about the Red Raiders? They held the Wolverines to 16 first-half points and weren’t tested at all after the break to complete their second straight no-doubt cover, winning by 19 as a 1.5-point underdog after routing Buffalo by 20 as a 3.5-point favourite in their previous game. They’re allowing just 53 points per game so far during March Madness, and opponents are shooting a ridiculous 22 percent from 3-point range against them.

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Florida State gave the title-hungry Bulldogs all they could handle into the second half before Gonzaga eventually pulled away en route to its third double-digit victory in as many NCAA Tournament games. But getting past Texas Tech will likely require a greater contribution from team scoring leader and NBA draft prospect Rui Hachimura, who has been held to just 23 total points on 8-of-19 shooting over the previous two Gonzaga victories.

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