Sunday Elite 8 Betting Preview: Beard, Brunson, and a Blue Blood Battle
By the end of Sunday, we will know which four teams will be left standing in San Antonio next weekend. The last two Elite 8 games have a completely different look than Saturday’s pair. The total sum of the four seeds we saw yesterday? 32. Sunday? 7. Three of the teams playing (Villanova, Duke and Kansas) have combined to win won four of the last 10 national titles. We are in for a treat, especially since we don’t have to watch more Syracuse.
Below, we will examine the matchups on both ends of the floor, look at trends, interesting nuggets and sharp action. We will also provide our team’s favorite bets for both Sunday games.
Don’t forget to check back here up until game time for insight into last-minute sharp action, significant line moves and any other betting market info.
Let’s dive in!
All spreads as of Saturday evening
#3 Texas Tech vs. #1 Villanova -6.5 | O/U: 144.5
Boston, MA | 2:20 p.m. ET on CBS
By Jordan Majewski
When Texas Tech has the Ball
Having been schooled by Bob Knight, Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard has great institutional knowledge of motion offense principles. The Red Raider offense can look downright beautiful at times. However, it can also stagnate for stretches, as a result of poor spacing that occurs due to a distinct lack of deep threats (besides freshman guard Jarrett Culver) around alpha scorer/facilitator senior point guard Keenan Evans.