Michigan State vs. Texas Tech Betting Odds: Point Spread, Over/Under for 2019 Final Four

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

  • Spread: Michigan State -3.5
  • Over/Under: 132.5
  • Date: April 6
  • Time: 8:49 p.m. ET
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • TV: CBS

Michigan State may have lost two NBA Lottery picks. It dealt with injuries all season. So this has to be one of Tom Izzo’s best coaching jobs yet.

The Spartans beat Duke, 68-67, to advance to the Final Four, where they’ll face Texas Tech as 3.5-point favorites. Red Raiders coach Chris Beard has done a heck of a job himself.

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Texas Tech’s Statistical Profile

Texas Tech finished the season as the best in the country defensively per KenPom’s Adjusted Defensive Efficiency metric and slowed the pace on offense, ranking just 235th of 353 teams in terms of Adjusted Tempo.

The Red Raiders’ defense was on full display as they held the Gonzaga Bulldogs under 70 points for the just the fourth time all season. Chris Beard’s bunch will try to carry the momentum over into a Final Four matchup with Michigan State next weekend.

  • Record: 29-6
  • Adj. Efficiency Rank: 5
  • Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 31
  • Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 1
  • Tempo Rank: 235

All advanced metrics via KenPom as of Friday, March 29

Michigan State’s Statistical Profile

Michigan State is extremely balanced on both ends of the court, ranking fourth in KenPom’s Adjusted Offensive Efficiency and ninth in Defensive Efficiency.

That balance helped the Spartans win their first three tournament games by double-digits and defeat season-long title favorite Duke in the regional final. Next up for Tom Izzo’s scrappy bunch? An even scrappier defensive-minded Texas Tech team.

  • Record: 31-6
  • Adj. Efficiency Rank: 3
  • Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 4
  • Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 9
  • Tempo Rank: 193

All advanced metrics via KenPom as of Friday, March 29

Sean Koerner’s Michigan State-Texas Tech Projections

These ratings were built by Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, a former oddsmaker and FantasyPros’ most accurate in-season fantasy football ranker from 2015-2017.

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