NCAA Tournament: Florida vs. Texas Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, March 17
Game Time: 8:40 ET
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
All You Really Need To Know About Florida
Florida put down St. Bonaventure with a big second half including a great day defending from three. They rolled offensively late, finished hitting 42% from the field, and held the Bonnies to just 3-of-19 from three.
The Gators are balanced, but not all that deep. They don’t defend the three very well, but they can be suffocating at times. As long as the starters are getting the job done, all will be fine, but there can’t be any prolonged slumps.
All You Really Need To Know About Texas Tech
It took a half to get going, but Texas Tech opened it up in the second half to win 70-60. Keenan Evans hit all ten of his free throws to finish with 23 points. The O struggled from three, though, getting by on the boards, outrebounding the Lumberjacks by ten.
The Red Raiders don’t have the depth – and neither does Florida. They’re great at going to the free throw line, even if they struggle at times, winning games with its incredible defense.
What’s Going To Happen
Florida might have struggled a bit coming into the tournament, but its turning it on at the right time. Texas Tech won’t be able to hit from the outside, but it’ll play better D at the right time.
The Gators will lose on the boards and will give up a few more turnovers. It’ll be the little things that Texas Tech does right to pull off a tight one.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Texas Tech 73, Florida 69
Line: Texas Tech -1.5, o/u: 134
ATS Confidence: 2
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