Third seeded Texas Tech will face top-seed Villanova for the opportunity to play in the Final Four. Who will win? Who should you bet on? Will the Red Raiders or will the Wildcats cover the 6.5-point spread? Let’s find answers to those questions and more.
How To Bet Texas Tech Vs Villanova Elite Eight Odds & Pick
What: 2018 March Madness Elite Eight
Who: #3 Texas Tech vs #1 Villanova
When: Sunday, March 25 at 2:20 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Odds: Villanova -6.5
Villanova is the best team left in the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Led by Jalen Brunson, the Villanova Wildcats can play any style of basketball. That means Villanova could destroy Texas Tech on Sunday, March 25.
But, Nova destroying the Red Raiders on Sunday won’t happen. The reason is that Texas Tech starts two guards that can play with Brunson, Mikal Bridges, and everyone else on Nova’s squad.
Those two guards, Jarrett Culver and Keenan Evans haven’t posted unbelievable stats. However, Culver and Evans have controlled things in 3 straight Red Raiders’ tournament wins.
That’s why the other players on Texas Tech, like Zhaire Smith, Zach Smith, and Justin Gray, scored in double-figures versus Purdue. When Culver and Evans aren’t dominating the stat sheet, Texas Tech plays better. It means Culver and Evans are making smart decisions with the basketball.
The problem Villanova has is that they must create a strategy to control Culver and Evans. That will backfire with Smith and Smith and Gray having big games again. If Villanova doesn’t devise a strategy to control Culver and Evans, they’re good enough to carry the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech should upset the Kansas Jayhawks on the money line.
Pick: Texas Tech