It’s a matchup of hot-shooting teams in the 2022 NCAA Tournament’s second round when the Texas Tech Red Raiders face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday in San Diego. The No. 3-seeded Red Raiders (26-9) threaten the NCAA Tournament shooting record in obliterating Montana State 97-62 on Friday. Notre Dame (24-10), which earned the 11th seed with an 89-87 double-overtime victory against Rutgers in the First Four. was nearly as hot. The Irish lit it up from 3-point range to ease past Alabama 78-64 in their first-round matchup on Friday.
Tipoff is set for 7:10 pm ET. The Red Raiders are eight-point favorites in the latest Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 132.5. Before making any Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech picks in the NCAA Tournament 2022, make sure you check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame and revealed its coveted picks and predictions for the NCAA Tournament 2022. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech:
- Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame spread: Reds Raiders -8
- Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame over-under: 132.5 points
- Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame money line: Red Raiders -360, Fighting Irish +285
- TTU: Texas Tech is 13-7 ATS in its past 20 NCAA games (since 2003)
- ND: Notre Dame is 7-13 ATS in NCAA Tournament games since 2006
Why Texas Tech can cover
Texas Tech finished the season as the nation’s 12th-ranked team, and it is 22-13 ATS this season. It has a lot more recent experience in the tournament, having reached a national-title game and the Elite Eight since the Irish last made the tournament five years ago. Texas Tech was on fire Friday, shooting 66.7 percent from the field and making 60 percent of its 3-pointers. Terrence Shannon Jr. and Bryson Williams combined to make seven of nine 3-point tries, and both finished with 20 points.
The Red Raiders are 12-7 ATS on equal rest, and they are typically most effective on the defensive end. They hold opponents to just 38.4 percent shooting, the fifth-best mark in the nation. They also rank 11th in scoring defense (60.3 points per game) and 14th in scoring margin (11.4).
Why Notre Dame can cover
Notre Dame is 6-3 ATS in its past nine games, and it has been battling all week, winning a long game in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday and prevailing in San Diego on Friday. The Irish also had hot hands in the first round, shooting 62.5 percent from 3-point range. Cormac Ryan had a career game, scoring 29 and hitting seven of nine tries from deep. Notre Dame also hounded the Crimson Tide, forcing 18 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Paul Atkinson, who made the winning basket against Rutgers, had 13 points and eight rebounds on Friday.
The Irish play with a lot of discipline under longtime coach Mike Brey, and they don’t commit many fouls (second in the nation at just 12.8) or turnovers (19th in Division I at 10 per game). They hit 10 of their 11 free throws in Friday’s win. Notre Dame is 21st in the nation in 3-point percentage (37.6) and makes nine per game (34th). The Red Raiders’ biggest weakness is on the perimeter, where opponents make 32.1 percent of their threes (104th).
How to make Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting 142 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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