The Texas Tech Red Raiders will try to stay hot Sunday when they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The Red Raiders threatened an NCAA Tournament shooting record on Friday in their 97-62 victory against Montana State. Third-seeded Texas Tech (26-9) now faces a Notre Dame team that was nearly as hot from 3-point range in a 78-64 victory against Alabama in its first-round matchup. The Irish (24-10) also played in the First Four on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, earning the No. 11 seed with an 89-87 victory over Rutgers in double overtime.
Tipoff is set for 7:10 p.m. 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 -400, Fighting Irish +310
- 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 is 22-13 against the spread this season, and it hit 66.7 percent from the field and made 60 percent of its 3-pointers against Montana State. Its overall field-goal percentage wasn’t far off the NCAA Tournament record of 67.9, set by Syracuse in 1995. Terrence Shannon and Bryson William each scored 20 points on Friday, making seven of nine combined 3-point tries.
Forward Kevin Obanor had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He is one of five players averaging at least five rebounds for the Red Raiders, who have a 6.1 rebound margin (26th in the nation). The Red Raiders, who are 12-7 ATS on equal rest, have advanced in four straight NCAA Tournaments. They reached the Elite Eight in 2018 and the title game in 2019, while the Irish are in the Big Dance for the first time since 2017.
Why Notre Dame can cover
Notre Dame has won as an underdog in both games and is 6-3 ATS in its past nine. It has shown a lot of fight and discipline this week, and it beat teams like Kentucky, North Carolina and Louisville this season. The Irish hit 62.5 percent of their shots from 3-point range Friday, led by Cormac Ryan. The junior, who averages 9.2 points, hit seven of nine tries from long range and had a career-high 29 points. Notre Dame ranks 21st in the nation in 3-point shooting (37.6 percent), and five players have made at least 50 from beyond the arc this season.
The Irish have made 309 3-pointers this season (18th in the nation), averaging nine per game (34th). They hounded Alabama throughout Friday’s game, forcing 18 turnovers and getting 10 steals. They also don’t make a lot of mistakes, averaging just 10 turnovers per contest (19th in Division I) and committing only 12.8 fouls (second-fewest in the nation).
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.
So who wins Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.
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