Texas Tech vs Gonzaga Expert Predictions

By Taylor Smith
NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Anaheim
NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Anaheim / Harry How
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The NCAA Tournament continues Saturday night with an Elite 8 matchup between the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (29-6) and the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (33-3). Texas Tech has been dominant on the defensive end, holding every opponent to under 60 points in the NCAA Tournament. The Red Raiders will have their hands full with Gonzaga's top-ranked scoring offense that averages 88.2 points per game.

The Bulldogs are 4.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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

Texas Tech vs Gonzaga Predictions

Tony's Picks

Tony Telez is following the cliche that defense wins championships. He thinks the Red Raiders are the best defensive team in the country, so he's picking Texas Tech to cover and grab the upset.

Sports Chat Place

The folks at Sports Chat Place think that Gonzaga's depth will be too much for the Red Raiders. The Bulldogs got double-digit points from four different players against Florida State, so Texas Tech's normally great defense could struggle. They like Gonzaga to win and cover.

ESPN Basketball Power Index

The ESPN BPI is giving the edge to Gonzaga in this matchup. They are assigning the Bulldogs a 73.8-percent chance at grabbing the moneyline victory tonight.

So, we have the experts split on the result of tonight's game. One is expecting Gonzaga to cover, while the other is predicting an upset from Texas Tech. ESPN provides us a tiebreaker, of sorts, giving the Bulldogs a 73.8-percent chance at coming away with the win.


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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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