Texas Tech vs Utah State March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 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 opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas Tech is a favorite in the contest, which airs on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this 6-11 matchup in the South Region bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Texas Tech Betting Information

  • The Red Raiders are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-17
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Red Raiders are 6-8 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Only 12 of 26 Texas Tech games this season (46.2%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Red Raiders fell 67-66 to Texas in their last contest on Thursday. Terrence Shannon Jr. racked up a team-high 18 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 0.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 133.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Texas Tech Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Mac McClung 27 15.7 2.7 2.2 0.9 0.3 1.6
Terrence Shannon Jr. 26 12.7 4.1 1.4 1.2 0.2 1.0
Kevin McCullar 18 10.1 6.0 2.0 1.9 0.8 0.6
Kyler Edwards 27 10.0 4.7 2.6 1.0 0.5 1.9
Marcus Santos-Silva 27 8.5 6.4 1.3 0.7 1.2 0.0

Utah State Betting Information

  • Utah State has consistently covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 15-10.
  • The Aggies attain an 11-5 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 5-point underdog.
  • The Aggies and their opponents have often not covered the over/under this season, only claiming the over in 40% (10) of their 25 games played.
  • In their last game, the Aggies got a team-high 18 points from Neemias Queta in a 68-57 loss to San Diego State on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 2-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 125 points to fall short of the 127.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Utah State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Neemias Queta 28 15.1 10.0 2.5 1.1 3.2 0.0
Justin Bean 28 11.4 7.7 1.9 1.3 0.3 0.4
Marco Anthony 27 10.0 5.0 3.1 0.9 0.4 0.8
Rollie Worster 25 9.1 3.8 3.7 1.0 0.2 0.8
Brock Miller 26 8.9 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.0 2.1

Total Facts

  • In Texas Tech’s matchups this season, the Red Raiders and their opponents have gone over Friday’s point total of 131.5 points 16 times (59.3% of opportunities).
  • In 46.4% of Utah State’s games this season (13 of 28), the total points scored was more than Friday’s 131.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the game of 131.5 is 14.8 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Red Raiders (73 points per game) and the Aggies (73.3 points per game).
  • This game’s point total is 5.9 more points than the 125.6 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Red Raiders games is 136.4 points, 4.9 more than the over/under of 131.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 4.0 points separates the average total points bet in Aggies games (135.5 points) and this contest’s over/under (131.5 points).

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