Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame Odds, Opening Spread, Predictions for March Madness 2022
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Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame Odds
|Texas Tech Odds||-8|
|Notre Dame Odds||+8|
|Opening odds via DraftKings. Find March Madness odds here.|
The madness marches on as we roll into the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, featuring No. 3 Texas Tech against No. 11 Notre Dame. Find our expert's projected odds and more about how these teams match up ahead of the Round of 32 below.
Projected Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame Odds
|Projected Texas Tech Odds||-6.5|
|Projected Notre Dame Odds||+6.5|
|March Madness projections as of Selection Sunday. Find the latest NCAA Tournament projections here.|
Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame Matchup Matrix
Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Texas Tech and Notre Dame match up statistically. Data via KenPom as of Sunday, March 13:
Texas Tech Offense vs. Notre Dame Defense
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Notre Dame Offense vs. Texas Tech Defense
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Pace of Play
More About Texas Tech
Doug Ziefel: Mark Adams’ crew is not to be taken lightly. The Red Raiders entered the postseason sporting not only the No. 1 defense in the Big 12 (in terms of KenPom's adjusted defensive efficiency), but in the country.
They finished third in the Big 12 regular-season standings, but took down every conference foe at least once along the way. Their resume is impressive, with two wins against Baylor, a split series against Kansas and a win against Tennessee. They also hung around against Providence and Gonzaga.
The Red Raiders’ suffocating defense — combined with their half-court style of offense — allows them to dictate nearly every matchup and gives them an opportunity to beat anyone.
More About Notre Dame
Kody Malstrom: While Duke was the obvious best team in the ACC, Notre Dame was right on its heels. The Irish were a pleasant surprise this season, as they led the ACC or were within one game until the very end of the regular season (15-5 in conference play).
Are they a sneaky top-tier team? Maybe.
While certainly not on Duke’s level, this is still a balanced squad that is capable of shooting its way into a win. Notre Dame is a dangerous shooting unit that looks for the most efficient look and relies on maximizing limited possessions at a slow tempo.