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Texas Tech Opens as Two-Point Underdog vs. Michigan, With 20/1 Odds to Win National Title

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Texas Tech

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, along with an over/under of 126.5 total points.

Texas Tech vs. Michigan

Texas Tech                   +2

Michigan                       -2

Over/Under                   126½

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 

Gonzaga                       4/5

Michigan                       3/1

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

Duke                            5/2

Gonzaga                       5/1

Virginia                         5/1

North Carolina               7/1

Kentucky                      10/1

Michigan State              10/1

Michigan                       14/1

Tennessee                    14/1

Purdue                          20/1

Texas Tech                   20/1  

Auburn                          33/1

Florida State                 33/1

Houston                        33/1

LSU                              40/1

Virginia Tech                 40/1

Oregon                         66/1

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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