Texas vs Virginia Tech: 2022 NCAA Tournament East Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Texas
Feb 28, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Timmy Allen (0) is congratulated by fans after scoring while being fouled in during the second half against the Baylor Bears at Frank C. Erwin Jr. Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 6 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech Hokies

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, March 18
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: NCAA.com

Tale of the Tape:

No. 6 TEX STAT No. 11 VT
SEC Conference ACC
21-11 Record 23-12
68.3 (280th) Points Per Game 70.7 (204th)
59.6 Points Allowed Per Game 62.3
0.5758 (50th) RPI 0.5721 (55th)
21st Strength of Schedule 64th
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Texas leaders:

Mar 10, 2022; Kansas City, MO, USA; Longhorns forward Timmy Allen (0) drives to the basket during the first half against the TCU Horned Frogs at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports
  • Timmy Allen, G, SR: 12.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1,3 SPG
  • Marcus Carr, G, SR: 10.9 points, 2.0 RPG, 3.2 APG

Virginia Tech leaders:

Mar 11, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Hokies forward Keve Aluma (22) blocks a shot by North Carolina Tar Heels guard R.J. Davis (4) during the first half of the ACC Tournament semifinal game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • Keve Aluma, F, SR: 15.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.9 APG, 53.4% FG
  • Justyn Mutts, F, SR: 10.1 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 53.6% FG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • VT Moneyline: -105
  • TEX Moneyline: -115
  • Spread: TEX -1
  • Over/Under: 123.5
  • ATS Record: TEX 12-20, VT 18-16-1
  • Over/Under Record: TEX 14-18, VT 16-18-1

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.


The Pick:

  • If you checked out our favorite upset bets in the first round, you know that we like Virginia Tech in this spot after the Hokies finished the season on a 12-2 run and then ran through the ACC tournament, beating Duke 82-67 in the final. Meanwhile, the Longhorns have lost their last three games.
  • The Hokies are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country, ranking 3rd in the nation in three-point shooting percentage, and also take really good care of the ball, rankings 37th in turnovers per game. Those are two things that are important in locking in an upset. However, Virginia Tech is also a deep offense, with five players who can score regularly, which means their offense is less likely to be stalled.
  • Chris Beard was tremendous as the coach of Texas Tech and has led the Longhorns to a great defensive season, but the offense is just bland. They shoot it well from the free-throw line and don’t turn the ball over, which means that they have the advantage in a close game, but they don’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with the Hokies if the underdog is able to connect from deep throughout the game.

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