Northern Kentucky vs Texas Tech March Madness Lines / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Preview

Northern Kentucky vs Texas Tech March Madness Lines / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Preview

Texas Tech had been on a roll until West Virginia upset them on the moneyline as a +13 dog in the Big 12 Tournament. The 3-seed in the West Region, Texas Tech hopes to get back to their dominant winning ways versus 14-seed Northern Kentucky on Friday, March 22. Will the Red Raiders not only win, but also cover the spread? Or, will the Norse put a scare into Texas Tech?

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Northern Kentucky vs Texas Tech 2019 March Madness Lines & Game Info

Why #14 Northern Kentucky Norse are a good bet +14?

The Northern Kentucky Norse were not only the Horizon League Regular Season Champions, but they also beat their opponents in the Horizon League Tournament.

This season, the Horizon League was deep. Oakland, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Wright State all played well. Northern Kentucky played better than all those opponents when averaging 79.1 points per game. The Norse can put numbers on the scoreboard. They can hang with a team like Texas Tech.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 79.1
  • Field Goal %: 48.1
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 66.5
  • Rebounds/G: 37
Defense:
  • Points/G: 68.8
  • Field Goal %: 41.7
  • 3-Point %: 31.3
  • Free Throw %: 72.3
  • Rebounds/G: 29.6

Why #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders are a good bet -14?

is Texas Tech a secure March Madness odds pick vs Northern Kentucky?

West Virginia upset the Red Raiders 74-79, but before that, Texas Tech had been playing like the best team in college basketball. The Red Raiders had been on an 11-1 straight up streak, dominating opponents along the way.

Texas Tech had gone 9-3 ATS in those 12 games. The Red Raiders only must remember how good they are to dominate the Norse on Friday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 73.1
  • Field Goal %: 47.2
  • 3-Point %: 36.8
  • Free Throw %: 72.8
  • Rebounds/G: 34.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 59.3
  • Field Goal %: 36.8
  • 3-Point %: 30.1
  • Free Throw %: 69.2
  • Rebounds/G: 29.1

March Madness Betting Trends for Northern Kentucky vs Texas Tech

  • Norse are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games
  • Norse are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win
  • Red Raiders are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall
  • Red Raiders are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games

Northern Kentucky vs Texas Tech Final March Madness Betting Analysis

Texas Tech is the better team, but they could find it difficult to beat Northern Kentucky by more than 8 to 10 points. The Norse play a style that will frustrate the Red Raiders. Northern Kentucky is fast on offense and play tough on defense.

The Norse only allow an average of 68.8 points per game. Opponents shoot 41.7% form the field and 31.3% from three. Texas Tech has trouble against teams with pace. Every time they’ve lost it’s been because their opponent, like West Virginia and Duke, have pushed the pace. Northern Kentucky will most definitely push the pace on Friday.

2019 March Madness Betting Pick: Northern Kentucky +14


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