Final Four Game 2 Betting Preview
With only one No. 1 seed making it to this year’s Final Four, the second game on the Saturday schedule is a matchup between two lower seeds, as the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans battle the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders.
At Bovada Sportsbook, the Spartans are a 2.5-point favorite. Through their tournament run, the Spartans are 3-1 against the spread after upsetting the Duke Blue Devils 68-67 as a 2.5-point underdog in the Elite Eight. That was their first game in this year’s tournament in which they were the underdog.
Spartans 1-5 SU, ATS in last 6 games in Final Four
With their win over Duke, Michigan State has won nine in a row straight up with a 7-2 record ATS. As a favorite, the Spartans are a near-perfect 11-1 SU in their last 12 and 8-4 ATS. They’ve also been a strong UNDER play for totals bettors lately at 5-1 UNDER in their last six.
Michigan State is 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS in its last nine games as a favorite in March Madness. The Spartans don’t have a good history in the Final Four, as they are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games. As a favorite in the Final Four, the Spartans are 2-0 SU and ATS.
Red Raiders seek third straight win as underdog
Texas Tech will be making its first-ever appearance in the Final Four. The Red Raiders have been a smart pick for bettors so far through the tournament at a perfect 4-0 ATS. That includes back-to-back upset wins as they took down the Michigan Wolverines 63-44 as a 1.5-point underdog in the Sweet 16 and the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs 75-69 as a 5-point underdog in the Elite Eight.
In their last 14 games, the Red Raiders are 13-1 SU and 12-2 ATS. They’re also 4-3 SU and ATS as an underdog this season.
In their last eight tournament games, the Red Raiders are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS. As an underdog in the tournament, they’re 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10.
For totals bettors, the Red Raiders are 3-1 UNDER in the tournament so far, and 4-3 UNDER in their last seven games overall.