The Texas Tech Red Raiders are in the Sweet 16 for a second-straight season under Chris Beard and are gearing up for a match up against the No. 2 seed Michigan Wolverines. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament saw the Red Raiders roll over No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky and No. 6 seed Buffalo by a combined 35 points, with a 72-57 win and then a 78-58 victory on Sunday night.
But if Chris Beard is going to get his team to an Elite 8 game for the second year in a row, they’ll have to get by the No. 2 seed Michigan Wolverines. Well the lines came out for all the Sweet 16 games on Monday and the Red Raiders opened up as a two-point underdog per BetOnline.ag, along with an over/under of 126.5 total points.
Texas Tech vs. Michigan
Texas Tech +2
Meantime, the Red Raiders have the third-best odds of the four teams left in their Regional to advance to the Final Four.
Odds to win the West Region
Texas Tech 4/1
Florida State 6/1
And here are their odds to win the National Championship.
Odds to Win the 2019 NCAA Championship
North Carolina 7/1
Michigan State 10/1
Texas Tech 20/1
Florida State 33/1
Virginia Tech 40/1
The Red Raiders have never reached a Final Four and their only Elite 8 trip came last season, where they lost to the eventual National Champion Villanova Wildcats.
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