Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Prediction 03/30/19

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The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (33-3) will be 4-point favorites in the Elite Eight at Honda Center when they challenge the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (29-6). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 137 points and action gets underway at 6:09 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Bulldogs beat the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles 72-58, while the Red Raiders dismantled the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines 63-44.

The Red Raiders had 8 steals and held the Wolverines to an effective field goal percentage of 0.337 (below their season average of 0.520). Meanwhile, Gonzaga dominated every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.242 (below their season average of 0.271) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.0 (below their season average of 31.4). Florida State put up marks of 0.115 and 17.9, respectively, for those same stats. Brandon Clarke had a solid performance for Gonzaga, contributing 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Texas Tech, meanwhile, received a boost from Jarrett Culver, who had 22 points.

Of the Red Raiders’ 35 games, 20 have finished under the projected point total. Texas Tech comes into the contest with records of 29-6 straight up (SU) and 18-16-1 against the spread (ATS).

Coinciding with Texas Tech, just over half of Bulldogs games have finished under the total. Moreover, Gonzaga owns records of 33-3 SU and 23-13 ATS.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the productive offense of Gonzaga (first in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 124.8) takes on the elite defense of Texas Tech (first in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 87.3).

Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Gonzaga, ATS Winner – Gonzaga, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Gonzaga ranks 23rd in rebounds per game (39.1) while Texas Tech ranks 208th (34.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 211th in three pointers attempted per game (21.2) while the Red Raiders rank 266th (19.5).
  • Gonzaga ranks fourth in blocks per game (5.5) while Texas Tech ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 41st in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Red Raiders rank 150th (6.4).
  • Gonzaga ranks fourth in assists per game (17.9) while Texas Tech ranks 110th (14.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (10.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.4 points per game (2.2 below their season average).
  • The Red Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.2, down from 14.2 for the season.