Villanova is a pretty solid favorite. They’re up to 14th in defensive efficiency after hovering near 30 for most of the season. Texas Tech has been one of the top defensive teams in the nation for most of the season. Villanova has a distinct advantage on the offensive side of the ball.
Nova has won its last 7 games by double digits. Tech has gotten healthy and playing like the team they were early in the season. Tech is in unchartered territory but I don’t think they’ll be overwhelmed by the moment. I do think they’ll be overwhelmed at some point by Villanova, though.
The Pick: Villanova 73 Texas Tech 68