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Gonzaga vs Texas Tech Expert Predictions

By Taylor Smith
NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Anaheim
NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Anaheim / Sean M. Haffey
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Saturday's NCAA Tournament action features an Elite 8 matchup between the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (33-3) and the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (29-6). Both teams have looked very strong in the tournament, winning each of their games by double digits. The Bulldogs are 4-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

It's always good to get the opinion of an expert before placing a bet, so here's what some from around the industry are saying about this Elite 8 matchup.

Gonzaga vs Texas Tech Predictions

Cappers Picks

The crew at Cappers Picks think the Bulldogs are incredibly balanced. They have quick, smart guards and big men that can flex outside as well, thus they are taking Gonzaga and laying the points.

College Football News

Pete Fiutak, of College Football News, likes the Bulldogs as well. He thinks Gonzaga's passing and outside shooting will allow them to go on spurts that the Red Raiders won't be able to overcome. He likes Gonzaga to cover the spread.

ESPN Basketball Power Index

The ESPN BPI favors the Bulldogs by quite a bit, assigning Gonzaga a 73.5-percent chance at grabbing the straight up victory tomorrow.

So overall, both experts are taking the Bulldogs and laying the points. ESPN also favors them by quite a bit to get the moneyline victory, but this should still be an exciting tournament matchup.


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Taylor Smith is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username jtsmittyyy. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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