Texas Tech vs. Purdue Basketball Betting Analysis & Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Friday marks the end of the Sweet Sixteen college basketball betting round. Luckily, it’s looking like we’ll be treated to a thrilling finale in the Texas Tech vs. Purdue basketball matchup. Let’s take a look at what kind of finish the 4 team parlay odds are predicting.
Texas Tech vs. Purdue Basketball – East Region – Sweet Sixteen
When: Friday, March 23rd || 8:57 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: TBS Live
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Texas Tech Red Raiders
In his 2nd season with the Red Raiders, Chris Beard was able to lead Texas Tech to a highly successful 26-9 season. Additionally, the Red Raiders posted an 11-7 record in Big 12 play to finish 2nd in conference rankings. In the conference tournament, Texas Tech made it to the semifinals where they conceded a 63-66 loss to West Virginia. To kick things off in the NCAA Tournament, Texas Tech was paired against Stephen F Austin in the First Round and defeated them promptly 70-60. Afterwards, they faced Florida in a 69-66 winning effort. Now, pegged as a college basketball betting underdog, the Red Raiders will be vying to prove the bookmakers wrong this Friday.
Players to Watch: Keenan Evans (17.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.2 apg), Jarrett Culver (11.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Zhaire Smith (11.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.9 apg).
Matt Painter, in his 13th season with the program, led Purdue to an eye-raising 30-6 record. Included in that tally is the 15-3 record the Boilermakers posted in Big Ten play to finish 2nd overall in conference rankings. In the Big Ten tournament, Purdue was able to make it to the championship round where they faced No. 15 Michigan in a 66-75 losing effort. Notwithstanding that humbling loss, Purdue put on a dominant show in the First Round of the tournament. Specifically, the Boilermakers pounded Cal State Fullerton 74-48. Afterwards, they scraped past Butler 76-73. Now, Purdue will be vying for another decisive finish this Friday.
Players to Watch: Carsen Edwards (18.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg), Isaac Haas (14.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 0.7 apg), and Vincent Edwards (14.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.9 apg).
Texas Tech vs. Purdue Basketball Betting Predictions
Texas Tech vs. Purdue Basketball Picks
So, which team should top sportsbook bettors back in this Texas Tech vs. Purdue basketball pairing? This one is a little tougher to predict. Normally bettors would be advised to side with the tougher defense. However, there isn’t much of a difference in the defensive abilities of these two squads. So in that case, it’s better to side with the one with the more capable offense. That would be Purdue. The odds out on them are favorable if you’re confident they can get it done straight up. Sign up now to make this Sweet Sixteen prediction!
Score Prediction: 81-79 Purdue. The Boilermakers make it out alive and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER.