The No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils face an immense challenge in the Sweet 16 when they face the No. 3 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders at approximately 9:39 p.m. ET Thursday on CBS. This game is listed as a pick'em at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 137.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
Before making any Duke vs. Texas Tech picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model knows Duke is potent on offense. The Blue Devils rank No. 4 in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, dominating opponents throughout the campaign. Duke is one of the 10 best shooting teams in the nation, headlined by a 56.1 percent mark on 2-point attempts. The Blue Devils also make almost 38 percent of 3-point attempts, and Duke commits a turnover on only 15.1 percent of possessions. Duke also produces second-chance opportunities with a 32.0 percent offensive rebound rate.
The model also knows Texas Tech's defense is clearly elite. The Red Raiders lead the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency, and Texas Tech held Notre Dame to 53 points in the second round. Texas Tech forces a turnover on 23.5 percent of defensive possessions, including an 11.9 percent steal rate. The Red Raiders also hold opponents to 31.4 percent from 3-point range and 44.0 percent inside the arc, with an impressive 74.0 percent defensive rebound rate.
Now, it has set its sights on Duke vs. Texas Tech. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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