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Final Four Instant Betting Reaction: Michigan State Matches Up Well vs. Texas Tech


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Texas Tech’s reward for playing in its first ever Final Four? A date with Michigan State.

For comparison, this will mark the 10th trip to college basketball’s biggest stage for the Spartans.

Which team has the advantage? Our experts take an initial look at the odds and the matchup.

Be sure to stay tuned to our college basketball page for complete coverage of the Final Four throughout the week.

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#2 Michigan State vs. #3 Texas Tech Final Four Betting Odds

  • Spread: Michigan State -3
  • Over/Under: 133
  • Date: April 6
  • Time: 8:49 p.m. ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • TV: CBS

Michigan State vs. Texas Tech Instant Betting Reaction

Can Texas Tech’s Defense Thwart Sparty?

The Red Raiders’ elite-level ball pressure was a critical factor in their Elite Eight win over Gonzaga. They forced 16 turnovers — and that was against a Bulldogs offense that entered the game with the 14th-lowest turnover rate (14.9%).

Simply put, Texas Tech has the top defense in college basketball, ranking No. 1 in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency (84.1 opponents’ points per 100 possessions).

But the Spartans are well positioned to counter that strength.

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