Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Utah State Aggies NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

The No. 6 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-10) and the No. 11 seed Utah State Aggies (20-8) will meet on Friday at 1:45 PM ET in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas Tech is a 4-point favorite in the matchup, which airs on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this 6-11 matchup in the South Region bracket.

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Texas Tech vs Utah State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Texas Tech -4 -112 -108 131.5 -107 -113 -187 155

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Point Total Insights

  • In 16 of its 27 games this season (59.3%), Texas Tech and its opponents have gone over the current total of 131.5.
  • 13 Utah State games this season featured a total above Friday’s set total of 131.5 (46.4%).
  • The combined points per game average of the two teams, 146.3, is 14.8 points more than Friday’s over/under.
  • The Red Raiders score 73 points per game, 10.8 more points than the 62.2 the Aggies give up.
  • The Aggies put up 9.9 more points per game (73.3) than the Red Raiders give up (63.4).
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    Texas Tech Betting Data

  • Texas Tech has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 9-16 record.
  • The Red Raiders have posted a losing record of 7-11 against the spread when the spread is -4 or higher.
  • Texas Tech and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 0 of 25 games this season (0%).
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    Texas Tech Leaders

    Red Raiders Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Terrence Shannon Jr. 16 13.4 3.9 1.4 1.1 0.1 1.2
    Kyler Edwards 16 10.7 4.4 2.8 0.9 0.5 2.1
    Kevin McCullar 8 10.1 5.3 1.9 2.4 0.6 0.6
    Tyreek Smith 17 3.6 3.2 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.1
    Clarence Nadolny 14 2.3 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4

    Utah State Betting Data

  • Utah State has a 15-8 record against the spread, covering in 65.2% of their matchups.
  • The Aggies have fared well as a 4-point underdog, going 7-3 against the spread when they are at least 4-point underdogs.
  • Utah State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 0% of matchups this season (0 out of 23 opportunities).
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    Utah State Leaders

    Aggies Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Neemias Queta 19 15.3 10.0 2.6 0.9 3.2 0.0
    Justin Bean 14 13.4 8.6 1.7 1.6 0.3 0.4
    Marco Anthony 18 10.6 4.6 3.3 0.8 0.4 0.7
    Brock Miller 17 7.5 1.4 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.8
    Alphonso Anderson 19 6.4 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.7
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